EVENT MANAGEMENT: VALENT BIOSCIENCES GRAND OPENING

Connell Communications delivered a custom event theme, incorporating VBC corporate brand standards so every detail was cohesive. We were intent on melding Iowa ecology with Japanese elements in a visually stunning, yet culturally respectful manner.

A warm Midwest color palette of organic browns, greens and rich gold infused with iconic Japanese floral aesthetics was used. Event décor evoked a feeling of the Iowa heartland with a Japanese influence.

More than 140 VIP guests, dignitaries and elected officials attended the Grand Opening Celebration, which included keynote addresses from the Governor of the State of Iowa and the President of Sumitomo Chemical Company. Distinguished guests were taken on a private tour of the facility
and treated to a ceremonial reception.

MANAGED SERVICES:

Connell Communications provided VBC with full-service event management planning, CAD design, mapping and layout for the ceremony site, and severe weather planning. In addition, we handled contracting, rental equipment management, vendor management and onsite coordination for the Grand Opening Celebration.

 

 

MARKETING & PUBLIC RELATIONS SERVICES:

  • Dignitary and Elected
    Officials Coordination
  • Guest List and Nametag Coordination
  • Event Signage
  • Formal Invitations, Email Invitations
    and Programs
  • Executive Travel Guides
  • Media Kits
  • Media Day Coordination

CONCIERGE SERVICES:

  • Event-themed Catering
  • Photography
  • Entertainment
  • Security
  • Air Travel (private charters and commercial)
  • Transportation (limousines, executive cars, motor coaches)
  • Airport Pick-up and Shuttles and Onboard Catering Services
  • Custom-branded Gift Baskets with all Iowa products
  • Custom flags, ribbon and ceremonial scissors
  • Dignitary and Honorary Gifts

The Grand Opening of our new manufacturing facility in Osage, Iowa was a high profile event for both internal and external audiences. From day one, the Connell Communications team was lockstep and synchronized with our project managers to ensure the flawless execution of this important event. From graphic design to event layout, facilities, event communications and the procurement of a seemingly endless list of detail items, Connell Communications provided the dedicated support we needed to achieve and exceed our goals. I rate the Connell team with the highest marks not only in execution, but for the personal commitment that makes execution possible.

RICK MELNICK

GLOBAL BRAND AND COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER, VALENT BIOSCIENCES CORPORATION