Adlib Supplies AV Solution to IBF2018
Adlib was delighted to win the contract to provide a full audio-visual solution for the 2018 International Business Festival (IBF), staged at the Exhibition Centre, Liverpool, UK. Adlib had to provide systems and technicians to cater for five diverse environments – the “Futures” main conference; the very popular “Knowledge Hub” stage; the “Next Generation” zone plus the lounge and entrance areas. The Futures Stage featured a 6-metre wide by 3.5-metre-tall Absen A3 video wall, complete with playback via one of Adlib’s custom QLab / PlaybackPro systems, supported by Panasonic remote-controlled cameras. Crisp, clean high clarity audio was delivered by a flown Coda ViRAY system with Coda TiRAY delays and a DiGiCo SD9 mixing console at the heart of the system. Twelve generic profile luminaires were used to light the stage and for key lighting for presenters and guests, while eight new Claypaky Axcor Profile 900 LED moving lights provided atmospherics and many additional subtle visual effects like variations in colouring and texturing. The Knowledge Hub featured a Panasonic PT-RZ970 projector fitted with an ultrashort throw lens, rear-projecting onto a Stumpfl screen. For the lighting aspect, ARRI 300 Plus and 650 Plus fresnels on Avenger flag stands brought a flourish of TV studio style, and the PA was a precisely positioned and angled K-array Python passive speaker system, picked for its elegant appearance and sonic clarity. The Next Generation was a vibrant and animated youth educational area, kitted out with 55” TVs and an Adlib AA81 audio system geared for presenters / speakers and music. The Connections Lounge and entrance corridor also hosted smaller presentation areas that required background music systems together with some straightforward but versatile moving light treatment which could be varied if needed. The first item of technology greeting delegates and the public after registration was a 10-metre wide by 3-metre-high curved video wall welcoming everyone to the Festival, which was made up from Adlib’s new Unilumin Upad III H5 LED, which looked stunning.Adlib also provided rigging, motors and trussing, plus lighting, PA and techs to live event and experiential specialists Innovision, for their ‘Britain is Great’ stand in the expo section of the venue.