We Are 40
03.10.2013 to 04.10.2013
Sleuyter Arena, Ostend (Belgium)

Production Manager ASP

Koen Wilssens


Project Managers DDMC

Frank Anthierens & Nathalie Rasschaert

Exactly 40 years ago, Daikin Industries opened its European headquarters in Ostend. In order to celebrate this momentum they teamed up with DDMC to organize a remarkable 2 day event.


On the first day the internal celebration event gathered almost 400 people. The event kicked off with a cocktail hour to welcome many prominent and distinguished guests. Amongst them Mr Inoue, CEO and President of Daikin Industries Woldwide, and his spouse. The plenary show was hosted by Hanne Decoutere who fluently linked the speakers and live performances of Gabriel Rios & An Pierlé during the evening. Finally, guests enjoyed a gala evening with good food & wine and live entertainment. On the 2nd day Daikin welcomed about 2.200 people for a big event with presentations, live performances, walking dinner, a concert of Kings of Pop and last but not least, a great closing party.


Our main challenge was to transform this giant basketball arena into a high level event venue. After receiving a detailed briefing from DDMC, our team meticulously planned, engineered and supplied all the sound, lighting, video, camera and rigging equipment. One of the key elements of this show was to create a live event experience. Therefore we installed 2 Barco FLM HD 20 projectors to cover 160 sqm central projection surface and another 2 Barco R12 projectors for the live mapping at the left and right side of the stage. We used Vari*Lite wash lights, Clay Paky profile spots, beam lights and an L'Acoustics sound system. Besides the plenary room, we also took care of the entrance area, VIP lounge and we installed deco lights throughout the entire venue.


Photography: Ilovelight.be