2016 Ring of Stars Recognition Event
Corporate Events Management and Production
With a vision of becoming the world’s leading service company, Aramark places tremendous emphasis on the importance of front line employees in its success strategy. That emphasis is reflected in the way Aramark and its experiential agency Executive Visions make recognition events a cornerstone of their event production matrix.
“Ring of Stars” is a program developed by the team to honor Aramark’s top 250 employees. It’s a hugely popular platform that culminates each year with a major event at a unique resort location for a week of recognition, celebration and relaxation. The 2016 event was held at Red Rock Casino, Resort and Spa in Las Vegas.
As with every Aramark event, EVI took full production accountability…from strategic development and project management, to program design and creative media production, to staging and technical, to complete on-site execution.
Several general sessions were produced as focal points of the event. The sessions provided a dynamic mix of recognition, executive keynotes, guest speakers and special entertainment. The sessions were highly motivational and served as encouragement for each and every honoree to pursue their goals to the limit.
To open the session, EVI’s creative team produced a short film titled “Heart and Soul”, a cinematic portrayal and celebration of what it means to make it to the ring.
This year’s special guest speaker was Captain Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger of “Miracle on the Hudson” fame.
Serving as dynamic entertainment during transitional moments, the renowned “Passing Zone” performed their unique brand of juggling while reinforcing key messages.
After a full day of inspirational general sessions, the group lived it up large at “Viva Las Vegas” night at the Omnia Night Club on the Las Vegas Strip. Front and center was a private performance by the iconic comedian and log-time host of “The Tonight Show”…Jay Leno!
The Ring of Stars Gala and Parade of Stars made up the most highly anticipated night of the week. This was the official induction into the Ring of Stars, where each of the recipients enjoyed a personal moment onstage with President and CEO Eric Foss to the roaring acknowledgement of their peers. A collection of original media was produced to support each business segment being awarded. With all of the excitement of an Academy Awards night, honorees were recognized with a celebration that will hopefully resonate in their hearts for years to come.
Rounding out the memorable week, winners took part in all of the recreation, group activities, food and beverage, and entertainment that Las Vegas has to offer.
Aramark’s Ring of Stars Recognition Event…a fitting tribute to the best of the best…one of the company’s most important events executed with creative and technical excellence by Aramark and EVI.
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