Sydney Harbour FinTech summer staff party

Our client’s Sydney headquarters are nothing short of amazing. So, when creating an event to dazzle staff who are accustomed to stunning 360-degree harbour views, second-to-none sustainability measures and an enviable roof terrace, we really had to pull out all the stops.

Our challenge was to plan, develop and execute a full day and night program of activities for this top tier FinTech company’s annual staff family day – an event to delight adults and kids alike.

 

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Solution

The annual family fun day is a way for the company to say thank you to employees and their families for their commitment to the business. This event takes place across the globe every year, celebrating the hard work of staff globally and locally.

In interpreting this global event to a local audience, we wanted to bring a touch of class, elegance and spectacle to what has traditionally been a very kid-centric day. We planned a mix of fun activities, surprises to delight small and big kids, and wrapped it in the splendour and sophistication expected by the people of this privately held financial, software, data, and media big-hitter.

 

Execution

Sydney Harbour and the Opera House provided the dramatic background and setting for the day and night of events and activities. We created a harbourside global food court (with heat-busting fresh coconut water and giant paella pans) and summer picnic space, featuring wonderland-style delights to captivate the imagination and taste buds – tables covered in multi-colour macarons, suspended teacups, cake-pops and sherbert provided a colourful amuse-bouche and set the scene for this adventure picnic.

Wayfinding signage was playful and helpful, enticing attendees to unwind, explore the unusual, find the uncommon and unplug. The boutique sirits bar and beer-flight tasting was a crowd favourite. All-day entertainment and carnival activities, like a pamper space, prancing pony merry-go-round, live music stage and ‘Junkyard beats’ band (with upcycled milking station drums providing percussion), climbing wall, food trucks and crafting opportunities kept everyone busy and having fun. An evening party adorned with warm festoon lighting, and spectacular private fireworks display ended this fantastic and sumptuous staff event.

Highlights
  • Spectacular private fireworks display
  • Wonderland-style delights
  • Boutique spirits bar
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