CASE STUDY

WORLD
CUP SCREENING!

Paragon recruited our celebrity friends to host a VIP World Cup Screening for 450 guests

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WORLD CUP SCREENING 2018

Brief

To deliver a premium dining and entertainment experience for 450 people, as we watched England take on Belgium during the 2018 Fifa World Cup!

Overview

A Paragon event, this dining experience ticked all of Paragon’s boxes: premium sports access, outstanding event quality and Celebrity Hosts. This event included a welcome reception, 3 course dinner, live celebrity pundits and Q&As and a post-match party.

Paragon sourced pundit legend Chris Kamara, former player and manager Paul Merson, sports broadcaster Ed Chamberlin and our very own Phil Tufnell to keep the atmosphere high, whatever the score at the final whistle!

Problems

A lot of successful event management revolves around thinking on your feet! Just before half time, the venue suffered a major technical issue, as 1 of the 8 wide screens positioned around the venue went down… not ideal for a screening!

Sourcing a venue large enough for 450 individuals, including space for a most post-match dance floor, visible screens for all tables and a stage for our celebrity hosts, was no small task at a time when everyone in the UK was football mad…

Solutions

Whilst the venue fixed the technical issues, Paragon immediately moved the table most affected to a balcony position with superior views, and arranged for our hosts: Paul Merson, Chris Kamara, Phil Tufnell and Ed Chamberlin, to head over to their table at full time for some one-on-one time with the group.

Paragon’s existing connections with central London event space the Brewery, meant this was a no brainer. Paragon sourced a live band, VR headset’s and table top face paints and flags, to ensure the party atmosphere continued, whatever the score turned out to be!

Event Stats

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4

CELEBRITY HOSTS

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8

LARGE SCREENS

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450

GUESTS

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