Display screens help execs, performers shine at Walmart shareholders meeting
When thousands of Walmart shareholders arrived at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville, Arkansas, for their annual meeting recently, they were greeted by more LED firepower than they'd find at most professional sporting events or superstar concerts.
The LED video screens and monitors provided by GoVision, LP, a provider of large-scale LED video displays and related services, including production, creative content, custom design, fabrication and installation, according to a company press release.
The arena stage was dominated by LED screens, from the floor — comprised of three 15-foot by 15-foot 10-mm VISS LED panels — to the twin 37-foot by 21-foot chevrons suspended above, configured with GV6 tiles. A pair of lower chevron screens — each spanning 26.5 feet by 9 feet and also comprised of GV6 tiles — flanked a 5-foot by 9-foot center screen that moved on a track to allow Walmart executives to walk out onto the stage. Additional upstage GV6 screens measuring 34-feet x 1 flanked stage right and left along with a pair of I-MAG 27-foot by 18-foot GV6 screens.
"As you might imagine, Walmart goes all out when it comes to its Shareholders Meeting, and that gave us the opportunity to get very creative with a huge array of LED panels," said Brady Haass, vice president of Client Services for Argyle, Texas-based GoVision. "Working closely with LEO Events, we were able to design and deploy some truly awesome screen configurations that made every seat in Bud Walton Arena a great one."
The event, which began May 31, was part business, part celebration, so GoVision's elaborate array of screens required flexibility, the release said. James Corden of "The Late Late Show" emceed the proceedings, which included two days of business meetings and two evenings featuring major ticketed concerts.
"The GoVision team did a magnificent job, not only configuring the LED screens and monitors, but designing a stage that worked perfectly for both a substantive Shareholders Meeting and, in effect, a three-day, star-studded music festival to which the public was also invited," said David Kenyon, senior vice president of Production for LEO Events. "Corporate events don't get any bigger than those done by Walmart, so everything had to be perfect. I'm pleased to say it was, and our clients at Walmart were extremely pleased with the entire production."
In all, GoVision provided 480 GV6 panels for the video screens and 243 VISS 10-mm panels for the LED floor. Load-in began on May 23, a full week before the meeting commenced, according to the release. The work was completed on June 4.