The annual NAMA Show delivers opportunity and education in convenience services for operators and professionals in vending, coffee services, pantry and micro markets. There were over 4600 attendees and 360 exhibitors at the April event in Las Vegas. PRECON, the premier Special Event Design & Technical Production firm in the country, manages the show, and hired Bzzz Productions to help with the plenary session live show call.
Walgreens Boots Alliance was a global sponsor of the USA Pavilion for the 2015 World Expo in Milan, Italy, one of 145 countries. The theme of “American Food 2.0. United to Feed the Planet,” welcomed over 6 million visitors in six months. Bzzz Productions was hired to provide strategic counsel and project management, working on all logistics with the Chicago, London and Genoa offices for WBA onsite events; including travel coordination for the US and UK staff rotating in and out of Milan, as well as Michelle Obama’s official delegation trip to the venue, with celebrity chefs Mario Batali and Carla Hall.
Bzzz Productions provided total show management for the National 4-H Council’s Annual Legacy Awards Galas at the Newseum in Washington, DC and Union Station from 2014 - 2016, managing all technical production, staging and show call. Bzzz Productions was also deeply involved in the creative aspect of the evenings with counsel on catering, florals and decor choices. The evenings were filed with tributes to youth showcasing the 4-H mission and honoring the outstanding work done by so many in the 4-H community.
Talk show host, Nancy Grace, interviews 4-H Alumni Medallion Award recipients Andrew Bosworth and Anne Burrell.
Master of Ceremonies: Mara Schiavocampo, ABC News Anchor
National 4-H Council President, Jennifer Sirangelo
Julian Castro, Former Secretary of Housing & Urban Development
NBC News anchor Craig Melvin hosts, and award winning country singer and actress Jennifer Nettles performs with 4-H'er Callista Clark.
Food Tank is a global community pushing for food system change. The 5-year old non-profit aims to educate, inspire and advocate to networks of people and organizations pushing to alleviate hunger, obesity and poverty - spotlighting environmental, social and economic sustainability efforts.
Bzzz Productions has produced 16 summits around the country the past five years. The events feature 35 - 40 speakers with keynote addresses, panel discussions and awards presentations. The summits provide a platform for the diverse voices of change - farmers, advocates, activists, academics, scientists and policy makers come together to join in the conversation. In 2018, Food Tank partnered with universities in Seattle and Washington, DC. and NYC, as well as the Berry Good Food Foundation in San Diego. Bzzz Productions continues to provide program development, AV management and technical show call.
In 2018, Food Tank had its first Summit in the Pacific Northwest partnering with the Environmental Working Group (EWG), Garden-Raised Bounty) GRuB and Seattle University's Center for Environmental Justice and Sustainability.
Food Tank partnered with GWU for the 4th Annual Summit featuring more than three dozen speakers from the food and agriculture fields; including, food journalists, congressional leaders, celebrity chef Jose 'Andres' and actress/activist Fran Drescher.
In 2017, an all-star line up of food leaders and innovators gathered in New York City, at the WNYC Greene Space in Manhattan to discuss food waste and loss. Featured speakers: Celebrity Chefs Tom Colicchio, Sam Kass & Dan Barber, along with Kimbal Musk, Co-Founder, The Kitchen and former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack.
In partnership with the Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Food Tank featured another block buster day with close to 40 speakers discussing the true value of food, creating better food access and and how to farm differently. It was the first Summit in New England.
In the Fall of 2017, Food Tank teamed up with Broadway dancers for a new, high-energy workout known as “Garjana,” where 400 people participated in the immersive dance experience in Washington Square Park in NYC, to raise awareness, and bridge the gap between dance fitness and theatre.
Broadway's Monica Kapoor, Garjana Artistic Director, leads the choreography.
Bzzz Productions provided onsite logistic support for the Food Tank & Garjana dance teams.
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