At the beginning of June I had been asked to work for an American company who were arranging the strategies for a conference for the world famous business group Mars. This company was BMGZ from New Jersey and had specially flown over a team and members of Mars from the US. The conference was held at the Marriott Hotel Slough for the convenience of the airport and also the location of the UK Mars factory in Slough.
This was a three day event and was held with a fast pace of meetings in the main arena followed by various break out sessions. This was also accompanied by a visit to the Mars factory on two of the days with meetings and teams dressing in the appropriate protective attire to visit the factory production lines. The entire event came to a conclusion with a company dinner held at the hotel where I organised a large group shot of all who attended that the image very quickly found its way into a ‘people’ sequence that was viewed on screen during the evening.
At last I now have some spare time to report on what I have been doing recently in the world of corporate photography in London. It has been a busy time this month and kicked off with a conference for Imperial Tobacco at The Hilton Metropole Hotel London during May that saw a busy schedule for the event that was called the UKI Cluster Conference. Not to sure why it was branded that name but this somehow gives it all a meaning and direction for the participants.
The day started with all the five hundred or so attendees arriving and signing in and a pre conference lunch was held to fuel them all up for an afternoon of packed activity. Speeches from various management personnel were made and to lighten things up a bit a craft team building exercise was laid on for the attendees to show off their creative thinking ideas. This area of conferences does somewhat worry me, that you have the top personnel of a company who are most likely earning large salaries making objects out of play doh, paper and straws. But they seem to enjoy it!
The event took on a more relaxed role for the evening and all five hundred people were transferred by a fleet of historic Route Master London Buses that made their way back and forth to Madame Tussauds for the drinks reception and meal that awaited them after they had a tour of some of the areas of the famous landmark and celebrities inside!
ITL at Madame Tussauds