Protec supplied full AV support for the annual ARLA Propertymark conference and exhibition in ExCeL London.

The event is the largest and most attended event in the lettings calendar, and took place on 2 April this year. Protec European Events were trusted by their client Westrade Group Ltd to provide a full event technical service package.

ARLA Propertymark was moderated by BBC News presenter Julian Worricker, and focused on the importance of legislation, and how to keep abreast of industry issues.

Speakers included Mrs Heather Wheeler MP – parliamentary under-secretary of state and minister for housing and homelessness; Peter E. Savage – ARLA Propertymark president, Daniel Barea – customer insights manager for Rightmove and many more.

Project manager Fraser McCaig commented: “Protec designed and built the 40m x 4.2m stage with six integrated 4m high x 1m wide LED video columns.

“We recessed the centre section of the set with laser line graphics for branding, which was enhanced with DMX controlled LED strips on both sides and on top. The animated graphics designed by our design team for the LED video columns broke up the set really well and we also used these video columns to announce speakers.”

Ben Waters, head of audio, said: “We chose to use the very compact Nexo M620 Line array, with four hangs on the truss, plus two wider fills as well as centralised subs for even coverage.

“The room was extremely wide, with a fairly short depth and most important not a lot of height. To combat this we used multiple smaller hangs of M620 which was key to keep the sound uniform and clear.

“We processed everything through a Yamaha QL5 which is great for speed of workflow as well as getting a lot for its size. The microphones were all Sennheiser Ew500 series, with flesh headsets for the key speakers and Audio-technica lectern mics on the podiums as a back-up.”

Chantel Avis, event manager, Westrade Group Ltd, added: “It is always a pleasure working with Protec and Fraser in particular. Working on an event the size of ARLA Propertymark takes months of careful planning and intricate details and I felt hugely supported by Fraser and his team.

“They are always just on the end of the phone. The whole team really bring the stage set to life each year and I always look forward to working with them.”