THE EUROPEAN ITF TAEKWON-DO CHAMPIONSHIPS
The European ITF Taekwon-do Championships marked the 50th anniversary of the sport in the UK at ACC Liverpool.
The week long taekwon-do event utilised the entire ACC Liverpool campus. The venue underwent a transformation which surpassed the requirements of the complex event.
The client required aquick access upon arrival; a showpiece opening ceremony; catering for 1200 people twice a day; training spaces for different nations and a communal space that could be shared during competition breaks.
The event centred around a four-day competition of martial art patterns, sparring, power and technique.
Use of space
ACC Liverpool was able to facilitate this all-encompassing multinational sporting event across the entire campus.
Exhibition Centre Liverpool served as a training space for athletes during build days when the arena became a closed site. It became a hub for visitors to go to train and focus. The clear and open space eliminated distractions, providing a focused training environment for competitors.
Meanwhile Echo Arena was used for the opening ceremony – providing a performance space, a competition area and a catering space on the same floor. A combination of in-house production, local artistic direction and overnight work from the venue team enabled a spectacular ceremony followed by the transition into a seven ring competition space that opened 10 hours later.
When it came to the main open days of the competition, the arena offered an amphitheatre feel – a combination of retracted seating and a raised platform that made competitors feel like they were in an exclusive competition zone, while spectators felt close to the action.
The client brief was to provide a high impact and visual opening ceremony that felt like the Olympic Games. The team, working with service partner UK Rigging, provided a full production package from concept to realisation, delivering bespoke lighting and sound design services.
The ACC Liverpool production team provided full in-house production for the Championships with an impressive opening ceremony and AV production for the games, utilising innovative rigging and clever designs.
Production included more than 50 moving lights to provide stage and audience effects. An L’Accoustics ARCS system provided sound for the event.
The event required a flexible programme and tight schedules with quick changeovers, enabling the entire ACC Liverpool team to showcase an inventive and proactive approach. Utilising in-house skills, equipment and resources, ACC Liverpool was able to provide a one stop shop to the client, fulfilling all of the event requirements.
What our clients say
Here are a few of our client case studies to give you a flavour of the support we can offer you
1000 capacity dinner
High profile keynote speakers from across all political parties and health care organisations came together this year to speak at the NHS’s flagship event.
D.End Plenary Set up
A bright, innovative and colourful stage set was delivered in the arena, along side a host of traditional and new technological services, such as interactive voting over delegates own devices.
Some feedback from the organiser Kathryn Clark
“The production team at ACC Liverpool is a one stop shop - having multiple break out rooms, a huge plenary in the arena and a dinner at St George’s Hall means that one point of contact is incredibly valuable”
Year on year support
The production team at ACC Liverpool have supported NCRI production since 2010, increasing year on year the level of support to full production.
Our 12m screen was fed with two 14,000 lumen Christie projectors, which then supported a range of HD sources which we streamed live as well as putting to screen.
A word from the organiser Sharon Vanloo
“The service provided by the ACC Liverpool AV’s department was second to none…. Always extremely high level, which is often lacking at venues providing in-house AV.”
Keynote speakers such as Wikipedia’s Jimmy Wales, Wayne Hemmingway and Ultimo’s Michelle Mone made for an A list line up.
A word from our client - Bernice Law
"We knew we were in safe hands and really enjoyed working with everyone in the production team, on what were two hugely successful Accelerate events”
An overnight production build was required ahead of the IFB Dinner and on the evening, a video link to pre-recorded footage of the prime minister was set-up and managed by our team.
1000 capacity dinner
Liverpool’s finest and greatest from the sporting and celebrity world graced the BT convention centre for one night in 2013, for Steven Gerrard’s testimonial dinner.
Pre Event Visuals
Our in-house design team created stunning life like visuals which allowed the client to see a complete design to delivery solution.
Event Organiser Sportcel James Corcoran
“Our thanks go to the ACC Liverpool production team for their design, and technical talents leading up to and during the gala dinner”