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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.

Credit Suisse Sports Awards – Award ceremony for the Swiss sports personality of the year

Every year in December, Swiss sportsmen and sportswomen receive awards for their greatest achievements during the year. This gala has grown to become a major sports event for society. As well as paying tribute to the achievements of the sports competitors, the Sports Awards – which are broadcast live – offer an appealing show with many emotional moments for the 400 or so guests who attend. Winkler was on the scene with lighting and videos.

UFA SHOW – Live castings - The greatest Swiss talents

After a two-year hiatus, a third season has returned to the Schweizer Fernsehen (SRF) channel. In front of an audience of millions, the judges are looking for the greatest entertainment talents in the country. In nine casting shows in Theater 11, judges Christa Rigozzi, DJ Bobo, Sven Epiney and Gilbert Gress will decide who’s got talent and can secure a place in the live shows. Winkler sets the stage perfectly for the artists with lighting, LED, hall sound and video.

OSCE – Ministerial Council Conference

On 4 and 5 December this year the Ministerial Council of the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) met in Basel. A special occasion for Europe, a great honour and challenge for Basel and a highlight for Winkler.