When Ruggieri was asked to deliver the Opening Ceremony for Expo 2017, on behalf of the event’s Organising Committee, they engaged World Class to provide all aspects of the technical and operational aspects of the event, along with their Health & Safety requirements. In the build-up to the ceremony, the World Class team was responsible for the onsite safety, production, and site management.

This included the scheduling and managing of production, client, site, and safety meetings, along with the production and management of all CAD plans. We also prepared all the event’s Health and Safety documentation and reviewed and collated all of the event’s suppliers’ Health and Safety documentation. In terms of the event’s production, we managed the installation and operation of the spectacular firework display and the installation of the huge projection screen, which was created using an 80-meter diameter glass sphere, wrapped in fabric, delivered by a team of 16 rope access specialists. We also managed the lighting; audio (including the broadcast feeds); temporary structures, and event communications, which incorporated systems configuration and timing codes. In addition, we liaised with the local police and fire service to ensure public safety.