The Brussels Expo Paleis 10 hosted the Manager Van Het Jaar ceremony and named two women as Manager Van Het Jaar: Rika Coppens, CEO of House of HR, and Diane Govaerts of Ziegler.
Rika Coppens, the Trends honouree, and Diane Govaerts (Tendence) were both praised for their forward-thinking creativity and their ability to maintain high standards of excellence.
Contributing to the success of the event was D-Dream, which provided technical support and creative vision for the evening’s activities. “We’ve been working together with Roularta Media Group, the publisher of Trends and Trends Tendence, for several years,” said D-Dream Managing Director Elke Scheirs. “This year, we were again chosen to supply all audiovisual support for the execution of the awards.”
“The theme colours for the event were very dark blue and gold,” said Scheirs. “We used a combination of these colours to create a cosy atmosphere. We are most proud of the chandelier which created a very memorable look.”
Helping the D-Dream team achieve these stunning results was a collection of 28 CHAUVET Professional Maverick fixtures. Among them were 20 Maverick Force 1 Spot units, which were used for backlighting, in addition to texturizing various areas and displaying sponsor logos with gobo projections. Also included were eight Maverick MK2 Profiles, which were called upon to provide front light.
For the chandelier, the team relied on a large collection of CHAUVET Professional ÉPIX Strip IP one-meter linear fixtures.
“The chandelier was a work of precision,” commented Scheirs. “There were two different halls used for this event. The guests entered the building and walked through a self-made corridor decorated in the theme of the event, which we created together with partners. The corridor ended by the entrance of the auditorium where the guest took place and followed the awards show. After the show they took a different exit from the auditorium going through to the dining hall where we created the diner set-up with the chandelier and gobos of the sponsors.”