For our third year running, John Murray Productions, Inc. was proud to be a part of the JCK Las Vegas watch and jewelry conference. The conference recently moved from the Venetian hotel to the Mandalay Bay Hotel, which created new opportunities and challenges! This year we serviced 4 brands with their build-out of individual top-floor penthouse suites from regular hotel suites into custom showroom/office environments. The main use of each space was for invited conference attendees to get a closer look at new products in more detail than on the trade show floor at the hotel. The challenge came in turning the suites into workable spaces considering we had to completely start from scratch, removing all existing hotel beds and furniture and redesigning each suite from the ground up, including: custom flooring, drapery and office partitioning, custom watch displays, visual branding, furniture, AV and lighting.
COLAS, the world's largest international road construction company called upon John Murray Productions, Inc. (JMP) to coordinate staging and scenic elements for their semi-annual summit held at the San Francisco Marriott this past February. The purpose of the convention was to discuss new technology and safety in the road building industry world wide, and JMP was contracted to create the environment for this huge conference. The job involved creating numerous environments within the hotel, including a theater for 300 guests with raked seating, a giant rolling performance stage, and a custom made "floating" Golden Gate Bridge model that greeted guests on their way into the ballroom. The Marriott's enormous ballroom was transformed with 10,000 square feet of drapery, printed graphics and projected imagery. John Murray Production's talented fabricators also created a realistic ore cart that held raw asphalt for the elaborate display of materials used in modern road construction.