does being stage manager mean?
You want to organize a
large-scale event with your clients or collaborators, a seminar that requires a
showcase or technical assistance, a gala evening with a live music band and an
audiovisual control, a vehicle for a car launch, a congress with a specificlayout in a meeting
room,... Whatever your business event and the technical constraints you
encounter, our Audiovisual & Stage Manager is here to ensure the success
and smooth running of your professional or private event!
Indeed, in addition to
organizing your project with the sales department, his expertise is essential
for technical issues, to confirm the feasibility of your requests, ensure the
good management of the equipments at your disposal, coordinate and plan the
different steps of operations, participates in visits and rehearsals with you.
An expertise key to
guarantee your success.
Meet our Stage Manager
what made you want to do this job?
[David] The idea of
being a stage manager comes from when I was a teenager. At the time I played
the guitar in a band and the few concerts that we did confirmed my passion for
music,... but also on the fact that I was not comfortable on the stage... From
there, the choice on my future job was quickly defined: I wanted to be behind
the control levers, the man in the shadow that showcases artists on stage!
I discovered the
position of Congress Centre Audiovisual Manager at the Imperial Palace where,
in addition to shows and concerts, I had the opportunity to manage big
important events which required technically diverse knowledge. Indeed, those
events imply video management, as well as sound and lighting.
- What do you
particularly like about your role?
[David] What I like is
being a little "Conductor" of the whole organization related to the
congress centre activity, managing the set up of meeting rooms, preparing the
events with our customers, the technical challenges and the trust that I have
regarding this aspect.
- If you
had to give me good memories you have from the Annecy congress centre, what
would they be?
[David] My first MIFA
“International Animated Film Market”, with the congratulations of Olivier
Pollet-Villard, owner of the Imperial Palace, for my team and myself because it
was a challenge, only a few months after my arrival. Also, the various
large-scale congresses like the “Annecy Live Surgery” with huge technicaland often innovative means. This is an
opportunity to test new systems which is very interesting. The three editions
of our event “Bal Charlot”, which represented a huge personal investment, was a
lot of work but also so friendly and incomparable! My last “Imperial Annecy
Festival” where I still enjoyed working with so many musicians and artists was
also a great moment!
Our Group / Seminar Department is at your service
to offer you a personalized offer according to your needs. Do not hesitate to
contact them on +33 (0) 4 50 09 34 23 or by emailemail