Winkler has been working intensively on the challenging planning phase of this major project since September last year, spending several months on site supporting the customer. The Kuwait stand at the Expo 2015 exhibition in Milan has now been successfully installed, and excitement mounts as the opening day approaches. Visitors will be able to enjoy the impressive structure from 1 May to 31 October 2015, and immerse themselves in various themed pavilions at the World Fair.
Kuwait Pavilion – opening of the Expo 2015 in Milan
Xaver 2015 – Award Ceremony of the Live Communication Association Switzerland
The Xaver Award is the most important of its kind in the live communication industry in Switzerland, and pays tribute to the best projects of the past year. Winkler was responsible for the complete event technology and for supplying all the maintenance groups with electricity at the ceremony for the coveted awards. Many congratulations to the winners of the “swiss live communication awards”!
BMW – International media event
A picturesque old quarter with the first hints of Mediterranean summer and the finest automobile and event technology: the press launch of the new BMW 2-series Gran Tourer MPV on the Croatian riviera in summary. The journalists were taken a tour of the old quarter, passing a designer screen wall of seamless displays and including a discreetly staged surprise breakdance performance. For its press event BMW opted for a multi-touch table with the new Winkler 'under the hood' event presenter. The final highlight of the tour was dinner in the floating, illuminated event hall in the middle of Zadar Port, topped of course by a stunning light show. The Zadar Port installation could be admired by locals and tourists alike until the end of April.
tpc – Live shows - The greatest Swiss talents
They’ve survived the nine casting shows – now the top participants will proceed to the live shows for a final chance to present themselves and showcase their talent to the judges, the live audience on site, and millions of TV viewers at home. The two semi-finals and the final on 11 April 2015 will be broadcast live from the Bodensee Arena in Kreuzlingen. This year, Winkler was for the first time responsible for supporting the three live shows from start to finish (lighting, LED, hall sound and video).
Swiss Film Award – Award Show
Once a year, members of the Swiss Film Academy pay tribute to various achievements and performances in the film industry. This year, Bundesrat councillor Alain Berset was guest of honour at the ceremony, which was held In Geneva. Awards were presented in a number of categories, including «Best film», «Best screenplay», «Best actor» and «Best film music». Winkler has a branch in Lausanne, and business is developing well in this beautiful region.
JardinSuisse – Giardina 2015
JardinSuisse is an association of Swiss gardening companies, and is a trade partner at the Giardina. This year, the association decorated their stand with huge globes made of natural materials, which hung over the heads of visitors, creating an impressive backdrop. Winkler supplied the perfect lighting for JardinSuisse’s presentation, drawing attention to all the highlights.
Time out – Giardina 2015
For this year’s Giardina, the Jungfrau Region Tourist Board created a very special «time out» space, winning a special award in the category «Special garden show». Two wooden carts, designed by renowned artists and swathed in a sea of mist, adorned the Giardina stand. Winkler supplied the requisite lighting and background, underscoring the totally unique atmosphere.
Special balcony gardening show – Giardina 2015
This year, Giardina celebrated balcony and mini terrace gardens with its new «Balcony Gardening» exhibition. The new special exhibition presented visitors with various balcony and terrace layouts, offering helpful advice from professionals and inspiring ideas for balconies and outdoor spaces. With Winkler’s lighting and decorations, the new show promptly won silver in the category «Floristry and design».
Yamaha – SWISS-MOTO 2015
At the twelfth Swiss Moto show, the motorbike, scooter and tuning show broke all previous records. With a record number of 213 exhibitors, visitors could look forward to a huge variety of new releases and special models, and the matching accessories, as well as many attractions such as the European premier of the world’s fastest motorbike. Yamaha presented their innovations to over 70,000 visitors in front of a huge print and a large LED screen with Winkler lighting and video equipment.
Eurovision Songcontest – Swiss qualification round
Once a year, Switzerland sends a top music talent to represent the nation at the Eurovision Song Contest. Winkler supported tpc in providing the sound, lighting and rigging equipment as well as various LED screens for the qualification round in the Bodensee Arena in Kreuzlingen. Many congratulations to the proud winner Mélanie Réné with her song «Time to Shine» – and we’ll be keeping our fingers crossed for her performance at the semi-finals of the Eurovision Song Contest on 21 May 2015 in Vienna, where the start number for Switzerland is 13.