Conference: Aspen


The Annual Sales Conference that was held in the Drakensberg in July 2014. The brief was to hold a two day conference with two gala dinners with completely different themes per night.

The first night’s theme was “Local is Lekker” with a strong focus on the legacy of Nelson Mandela and a band to play.
The second night’s theme was “Winter Wonderland” with a violin laser show and an after party.

Also during the day there was 24 breakaway rooms for workshops for all the delegates.

There were 350 people coming from all over the country to be entertained and hear from the CEO.


  • Custom built Set and Stage
  • Bespoke visual content, video mapped onto the set
  • Specialised lighting which changed over the two days per event
  • Sound for three Different Bands and one DJ
  • 24 breakaway rooms with technical gear for each room
  • Outdoor Projection
  • Crew Required: 12 Technicians, 1 Project Manager


Our challenges on this event was mainly logistics, getting the set and equipment from CT to Drakensburg within budget
We went for a simple sleek set with a circle in the middle to fit their logo and CI colours and branding for lighting and all over the resort.

What made it spectacular each night, was the different content each night to fit the theme. We were able to find some custom video content to complement the band and the theme of the gala dinner.

The 24 breakaway rooms running simultaneously offering the support on the rooms was our next challenge, this is the perfect example of how Kilowatt AV are able to up scale any event seamlessly. Client was really happy and the impact was felt. We were able to exceed our customers expectations by customising the stock elements and building a bespoke set from our stock and modify it to fit the clients brief.

We raised the bar for Aspen as they had never done anything as technical driven show and we were perfect with the logistics


Hi Neil,

Hope you are well rested after the loooong and tiring but exciting week in the Drakensburg for Aspen.
On behalf of HiSide Events & Aspen we would like to extend a HUGE THANK YOU to you and your amazing team. Your professional service, support and friendly attitiude never ceases to amaze us. Nothing is ever too much and you and your team always go the extra mile for us.

As you can see by the attached feedback from the client this has been dubbed one of the best Aspen Conferences to date.

And we couldn’t have done it without the support of the KilowattAv Team.
Thank you soooo much.

Keep well and look forward to the next 1.

Hiside Event

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