What an incredible opportunity to get to work with such a talented group of people whom set out each day to make a better world for pets. Banfield Pet Hospital is part of the Mars Veterinary Health ecosystem of companies and held their annual leadership conference in February. The event brings together over 600 veterinary doctors, technicians and managers from across the country for four days of general sessions, development workshops, receptions and an awards gala dinner. This year, Banfield launched their new bbrand with a pop-up store and lounge to showcase the collection of premium products. Bzzz Productions was hired to work with the Strategic Business & Corporate Communications teams as a total show consultant, with oversight of the brand store and lounge. One of our challenges was to transform the Hilton Hotel Skybridge Lobby in Atlanta, Georgia into an inviting space for the attendees to shop, network and relax - reinforcing the message: bempowered, bpassionate, bhere!
Food Tank held its annual global gathering in New York City. The two-day summit was in partnership with New York University's Steinhardt School, Great Performances Catering and the Hunter College Food Policy Center. More than 80 speakers and 900 attendees came together for incredible conversation, networking and working sessions. Bzzz Productions was hired for total show management. Running all three locations on the NYU campus included: AV technical production, staging, set design and live show call at the Skirball & Loewe Theaters, as well as the Rosenthal Pavilion.
Photos Courtesy NYPHOTONY & Brendan Kownacki Media
Food Tank's Inaugural Reception & Gala featured rising-star female chefs from New York City's five boroughs. The seven-course, plant based, meal was curated by Great Performances Catering, and also showcased dishes by celebrity chefs, Tom Colicchio from Bravo TV's Top Chef, and Dan Barber from Row 7. The Food Network's star pastry chef, Ron Ben-Israel, also took part in the closing Fireside Chat. Food Tank kicked off the evening by bringing the love of arts & food together, debuting original music from the fully interactive, off-Broadway show about climate change called "Garjana." Over a dozen performers had the whole house up on their feet, singing and dancing. Bzzz Productions handled room decor, table-scapes and stage set design, along with technical production and program run of show.
The Wills Group, a La Plata, Maryland business pillar for over 90 years, celebrated it's commitment to the company's Southern Maryland roots with a community open house event at their new headquarters. The tented reception hosted many local business and civic leaders, along with giving a $150,000 LifeStyles grant to Southern Crossing, a non-profit providing emergency assistance to people in crisis.
Bzzz Productions was hired to produce the entire experience, managing all aspects of the reception from tent layout, table design and decor, to catering, customized desserts and entertainment. Highlighting the fabric of the DNA that makes up the Wills Group's community engagement philosophy of giving back, we partnered with all local event vendors to showcase the true charm of Southern Maryland: Entertainment provided by Island Music's Atlantic Light; Event Staging by Bailey's Catering & Party Rentals; Dessert table creations by Charles Street Bakery & Barnes Country Confections; Centerpieces by Country Florists and security provided by the La Plata Police Department.
Photos Courtesy of Ana Isabel Photography
The LA County Department of Mental Health is the largest public health system in the U.S. LACDMH kicked off Mental Health Awareness Month in May, hosting a discussion on access to care, criminal justice reform and youth engagement. Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy, founder of the Kennedy Forum was the keynote, joined by Dr. Jon Sherin, Director of LACDMH and Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg, Key leaders, community activists and celebrities joined the conversation. Brendan Kownacki Media managed all aspects of the Cathedral Plaza event in downtown LA; Bzzz Productions provided stage design support and the live show call.
Stage Photography by Wes Marsala for LACDMH
AARP sponsored a day-long event at the Newseum in Washington, DC to discuss the impact of human longevity. Bzzz Productions worked with Alluvus Marketing and Squad 47 Films to provide speaker presentation support and produce a 7-minute motion graphic video showing how economic, scientific and social progress altered the course of human longevity.
The Wills Group, a family-owned company headquartered in La Plata, Maryland, raised more than $1,000,000 in the past two years at the Blackie Wills Golf Classic and Galas at the Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City, Maryland. The two-day events featured golf tournaments and sit-down dinners with silent and live auctions. Bzzz Productions partnered with Alluvus Marketing to manage the event design, program show call and all technical production for the gala evenings and golf awards banquets, as well as overseeing all onsite catering.
Some Photos by Ana Isabel Photography
Medicomp Systems uses innovative technology to deliver clinically relevant data to enhance patient care by providing doctors with the exact information they need. Since 2010, Bzzz Productions has been providing logistical support and event management for annual conferences, team retreats and training seminars, including Executive Concierge services for travel and entertainment. We just wrapped our 9th HiMSS conference in Orlando, and HiMSS20 plans are well underway back at the Orange County Convention Center.
HiMSS is the leading, annual health information and technology conference with over 40,000 attendees. Medicomp has had a large tradeshow presence for the past decade, sponsoring games, giveaways and special networking events.
Bzzz Productions helps support all these activities and the evenings social events, like HIStalkapalooza in New Orleans with red carpet interviews, Zydeco dancing and bowling tournaments - handling venue selection, F&B, decor, technical production, show programming and transportation logistics.
Medicomp University is the annual customer conference where attendees learn how to easily integrate Quippe into any EHR system, to better support clinicians at the point of care. Bzzz Productions manages all conference logistics, F&B and technical production.
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