NEW DELHI, India – (October 30, 2015) – Christie® Roadster Series projectors played a prominent role at the 3rd India-Africa Forum Summit by delivering impressive visuals that captivated heads of state and government officials from India and Africa from October 26-29, 2015.
The projection mapping display was planned and executed by Christie India’s valued partner Modern Stage Service using 30 Christie Roadster HD20K-J 3DLP® projectors, and an additional six projectors for backup at the summit’s opening ceremony, held in the Indira Gandhi Stadium Complex in New Delhi. This is one of the largest deployments of Christie projectors to be used at a major conference in India.
More than 3,000 delegates attended this major event, which had been described as the biggest gathering of world leaders in India for 32 years. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi hosted more than 50 African leaders during the four-day summit. Topics discussed included boosting trade, enhancing security cooperation to combat threats of terrorism and exploring ways to deal with the scourge of poverty, disease, illiteracy and hunger.
The organizers tasked Modern Stage Service to deliver a projection mapping display in the center of the circular-shaped main floor measuring 70 feet in diameter, on the surface of two large cylindrical screens suspended from the ceiling that measured 68 and 66 feet in diameter, as well as on the stage’s backdrop which featured multiple screens of different sizes.
“Our objective is to create a single canvas that not only exude a stunning look, but also an awe-inspiring element which is usually absent at major conferences, with the purpose of providing a sense of motion to the stage design without distracting from the protocol of the opening ceremony of the summit,” commented Davinder Wadhwa, director, Modern Stage Service. “Given the size of the stadium and stage area, we decided that the Christie Roadster HD20K-J is the best choice for us to deliver bright, colorful and lifelike images that are worthy of this large scale event. We have used the HD20K-J on a number of occasions and we are confident that they can provide the performance and reliability that we are looking for.”
Rajesh Patkar, Deputy General Manager, Christie India, added, “We’re very proud that Christie visual solutions have been deployed for use at the 3rd India-Africa Forum Summit by our longstanding partner Modern Stage Service, whom we have worked with on numerous projects in India. The Roadster J Series are known for their ruggedness and reliability; and with a brightness of 20,000 lumens, it is ideal for projecting high-quality visuals that allow people to be part the world’s best shared experiences.”
“I applaud Davinder and his team for their ingenuity and innovation in completing this installation for one of the biggest gathering of world leaders in India for a long time. We’re also delighted that the Christie Roadster J Series projectors installed provided the best visual experience for the delegates,” said Lin Yu, vice president, Christie Asia Pacific. “We are certainly proud to be part of this major conference where leaders from various African nations gather in India to enhance trade and economic cooperation.”
During the opening, a variety of exciting visuals, including the India-Africa Forum Summit’s logo – depicting a Lion with one half of an African lion and another half of an Indian lion against the map of Africa overlapping with India in the background – were projected on the cylindrical screens and floor of the circular stage by the Roadster HD20K-J projectors. Live proceedings of the summit were also projected onto multiple huge screens which formed the backdrop of the massive stage, so that delegates could always have a clear and detailed view.
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