Type of event: Convention
Number of Participants: 450 guests
Destination: Sun City, South Africa
Hotel: Palace hotel in exclusivity
Duration on site: 4 days / 3 nights
About the client: McDonald’s, France, wanted to celebrate their 30th Anniversary in an exotic destination that could provide 5 star hotels and a high standard convention centre.
High quality and exclusive services, an exceptional venue, and world known celebrity attendance, this is how XO Events put on an unforgettable anniversary.
Sun City’s most luxurious hotel is The Palace. More than offering enough room to welcome big groups and a convention room within walking distance, it offers a spectacular setting for your event.
For every time of the day, a different venue of the palace is used. Each of them is unique and designed magnificently. The impressive green garden gives the sensation of being in a wonderland, surrounded by waterfalls, and luxurious accommodation. The wow factor is maintained during the stay, each day, as guests marvel at the amazing areas The Palace offers.
With such a large number of attendees, perfectly thought logistics and timing are compulsory. During the four days, more than 2 500 four course menus were served. To entertain guests, a large choice of tailor-made activities were offered from spa treatments to quad biking, but not to mention wine tasting and the dozens other activities offered. The guests were even given a taste of South African culture with the creation of a typical village and its market. For the last night, at the dinner gala, after a magnificent cocktail in the Valley of waves, lit by thousand candles, the biggest fireworks ever organized in Africa was launched.
Celebrating an anniversary also means having exceptional guests. For McDonald’s 30th anniversary, we played it big, with the performance of well-known artists. To start the week off slowly, a philharmonic orchestra performed in the beautiful arena of The Palace, local dancers performed the day after and taught the most daring guests. Patrick Poivre d’Arvor, a French TV journalist and writer animated the daily conferences with passion, and Chris Isaac and Johnny Clegg put the stage on fire with exceptional shows during the gala dinner.
It was a perfect event! Thanks a lot to all of you (XO team, the technical team, the artists and Sun City…). This event was successful thanks to you.You were more than suppliers, you were partners, and we have built a team with a common positive spirit, a real pleasure.I really hope that we shall have, very soon, the pleasure to collaborate again in South Africa… Who knows?