Event management for World Codification Forum 2017

Overview

33 Creative worked with the Department of Defence to deliver the World Codification Forum 2017, ‘Connecting Global Logistics Through Technology’ on 24 and 25 May 2017.

The NATO Codification System uses a “language” enabling global identification of materiel and equipment, irrespective of the native tongue of the user.
Originally developed for NATO, the NCS is now officially adopted by over 60 nations.

The event was held at the Melbourne Convention Centre, with a dinner held at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground.

The event featured a full agenda made up of plenary sessions with local and international speakers, and workshops.

Delegates were treated to traditional dancing and smoking ceremony from the Jindi Worabak Dancers and a Welcome to Country from Arweet Carolyn Briggs.

Aboriginal musician, James Henry entertained the dinner crowd, along with the Air Force Jazz Band.

The two-day forum and expo was well attended, with around 300 delegates from approximately 40 countries.

Approach

33 Creative was involved in all facets of event production and management, including venue, catering, delegate and speaker liaison, managing the gala dinner, networking events, and the development of an event survey.