At the 2019 Heavent Awards held on Thursday, 28th March in Cannes, France, Alter Domus and its partner event agency VO Event from Belgium won the Internal Communication Event Award, ahead of such competition as Sodexo, Ubisoft and La Poste of France. The award highlights the effort and skill involved with organising Alter Domus’s 15-year anniversary event in September 2018. Supervisory Board Chairman Dominique Robyns, Dorothee Deleu of the event organisation committee, and representatives of the VO Event agency were personally in attendance in Cannes to receive the award at the annual gala event. The evening before had also seen Alter Domus and VO Event take home the prestigious B2E award at the BEA Awards in Belgium.

The anniversary event, which was one of a kind in this services sector, involved more than 1,300 staff members congregating in Genoa, Italy. From there, the entire group was taken by cruise ship to Marseille in France for a fashion show, with musical accompaniment by Belgian pop act Alice on the Roof, and team-building activities. During the cruise back to Genoa, the entire upper deck was converted into a dance floor, and world-class DJ Henri PFR played a unique set into the morning hours.

Perhaps most impressive of all was that only around ten people from Alter Domus and VO Event were fully briefed and aware of the exact details of the event from the very beginning of the planning, which took close to two years to complete. Even when the staff members boarded their respective planes to fly to the event, until the moment they landed in Genoa, they had no idea of the ultimate destination or what awaited them there. The organisational effort becomes more apparent when one considers that the members of staff arrived from 24 different airports around the world, and represent 65 different nationalities.

Upon accepting the Heavent award in Cannes, Dominique Robyns praised the members of the event organisation team, and said the award was a tribute to the quality and diligence the team demonstrated in accomplishing such an ambitious and memorable event.

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Press release by Alter Domus

Publié le 11 avril 2019