Ahhh, we remember it well when it comes to events. From shutting down 11th Avenue to challenging ourselves to come up with creative ideas in just 15 minutes… it certainly was exciting! And now we get to celebrate the fruits of our labor by winning ISES Awards for the events featured below.
It was an exciting night for BKA as Jeff Kalpak was inducted into the ISES NY Metro Chapter "Hall of Legends." BKA also took home the Big Apple Award for Best Corporate Event for our work on the LG Mobile World Cup.
Winner of Big Apple Award for Best Multi-Day Corporate Event, Nominated for Esprit Award for Most Creative Solution
BKA stopped traffic to design and produce the 15th annual World Congress for the Intelligent Transportation Society where 10,000 transportation, technology, business and policy leaders came to view the latest in intelligent transportation systems.
We designed and produced key elements of the largest showcase ever of these technologies and handled the brand messaging making sure that everyone from car manufacturers to government agencies had their messages clearly conveyed and their goals met.
Live demonstrations of smart roads and vehicles in real-world action right on 11th Ave.
- With some help from government agencies and the NYPD, BKA shut down 11th Avenue from 34th St. to 39th St. where brands including Toyota, Honda, Mercedes Benz, Nissan, Volkswagen conducted demonstrations of their cutting edge automobiles that don’t crash, respond to smart traffic signals and ultimately reduce congestion and improve safety.
Dazzling 10,000 attendees- NY Style!
- We energized the congress with a custom show featuring entertainment as unique and dynamic as America, and NYC in particular. Elements ranged from Opera to Def Poetry, from Modern Ballet to Hip-Hop and Broadway.
A full-scale Traffic Management Center of the Future (TMC)
- Amidst the 350,000 sf of exhibit space, BKA created a theater featuring the TMC, the hub of a traffic management system, where information about the transportation network is collected and used to alert the media and the motoring public. It is also a place where agencies (i.e. DOT, emergency responders) can coordinate their responses to transportation situations and conditions.
When BizBash President, Richard Aaron was looking to kick off the Event Style Show with something fresh, exciting and energizing, he turned to BKA for our custom show UTOPIA… where east meets west and rock-and-roll meets philosophy. UTOPIA incorporated some of the hottest trends in entertainment.
UTOPIA’s overarching premise was that in a truly global world there are no boundaries, and styles begin to overlap and influence each other. From musical arrangements and dance styles, to costuming and video all aspects celebrated this concept. The show also blended some of the hottest trends in entertainment including:
- FUSION OF STYLES
- GLOBAL SCOPE AND FEELING
- RE-INTERPRETATIONS OF CLASSIC SONGS
- GREEN PRACTICES
UTOPIA presented a rock-and-roll score… re-interpreted. World instruments like the didgeridoo and kora made popular songs from the Beatles and U2 exotic and global.
A blockbuster cast of multi-ethnic performers captured the audience with their powerful voices and dance styles from the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. Stunning video imagery was so artfully crafted, it essentially became like another character in the show.
“UTOPIA brought a beautifully crafted production and message of joy to our audience to lift their spirits. The perfect show for troubled times which sent a ray of sunshine throughout the meeting.” Richard Aaron, President, BizBash Media
BKA launched the FREE CREATIVE campaign to stand out and rise above the noise and clutter that is inherent to a tradeshow floor. Top brands signed up in advance to experience “The BKA Studio” and participated in a high energy, creative ideation session onsite at the show.
Participants were given access to BKA’s creative directors and designers to brainstorm ideas for their upcoming event. The FREE CREATIVE experience was completely new, different, and provided participants, with something they could really use. Now isn’t that productive?
Brands including Yahoo, H&M, MTV, ESPN Magazine and Genentech participated in the results oriented sessions.