Atlanta, GA – July 14, 2012 – PPi was called upon to produce the 2012 ICON Honors Award for AmericasMart. Held in the Atrium Ballroom of the Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta, the highly anticipated event, with over 800 attendees, recognizes achievements from around the world in the Gift and Home Industry.
For the third year in a row, PPi was asked to create an audio visual design and offer video and event production services that showed the “genius of American innovation and ingenuity”-the theme of the event. PPi’s answer was to take the event to the next level. Andrew McDonald, Managing Director of PPi said of his teams design,”we created an experiential evening for guests by enveloping them with ICONic visuals, sounds, entertainment and Honors on two separate stages….It was quite a proud moment to see the guests give such a big ovation to the opening video sequence alone!”
To create the 180′ of continuous image, show designer Geoffrey Platt utilized seven 10k projectors, 4 catalyst media servers, two Jandis Vista Lighting Consoles, a 180ft x 15ft projection surface, created using white muslin cycloramas, and two 2.5ft x 25ft LED panels.The magnificent screen featured an incredible video sequence created by PPi’s creative video services team, including honoree montages shot and recorded in eight different cities.
The event also featured two Yamaha PM5D Audio Consoles and PPi’s full D&b line array audio rig in order to deliver the evening’s high quality sound. Over 50 intelligent lighting fixtures and 30 conventional lights were used to highlight the two stages used by the evenings featured entertainment icons, comedian Jeff Foxworthy and award winning musician Kenny Loggins. As well, one full HES Boar Lighting console specifically supported Kenny Loggins performance.
About the ICON Awards
AmericasMart created the Icon Honors in 2009, in partnership with the Gift and Home Trade Association and Sandow Media. “Icon Honors Award celebrates the legacy of creative expression, champions the genius of independent business and applauds the triumph of superior achievement,” said Jeffrey L. Portman Sr., president and chief operating officer of AmericasMart Atlanta. For more information please visit http://www.americasmarticonhonors.com/
AmericasMart Atlanta is the nation’s only global wholesale marketplace housing the world’s single-largest collection of home, gift, area rug and apparel merchandise. The largest of AmericasMart’s 14 annual Markets and shows, The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market and The Atlanta International Area Rug Market in January and July are the ignition switch for global retailing with buyers from every U.S. state and more than 90 countries discovering product in more than 1,400 showrooms and more than 2,500 temporary exhibiting companies. Located in downtown Atlanta, the AmericasMart complex contains more than seven million square feet of space. It’s a huge global stage on which manufacturers, designers and sales representatives unveil new lines, launch new designs and introduce new categories – all for the benefit of buyers seeking all that is fresh and first in the home, rug, gift and apparel arenas. For more information, please visit www.AmericasMart.com.