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Hugh Dennis gets Outnumbered at the AUDE Gala Dinner

This year Assured Events were the chosen organisers of the 2013 AUDE (Association of University Engineers) annual conference, held at the University of Warwick. Full event management was required for the three day exhibition and conference.

As well as exhibitor and delegate management, Assured Events were tasked with creating three themed evening dinners, the final one being a black tie gala dinner for all delegates and main sponsors. Before entering the main room for dinner, guests enjoyed a canapé and champagne reception, creating a relaxed atmosphere for networking and catching up with colleagues.

The room was dressed using large canvas prints of Warwick University and the surrounding areas, uplit around the room. We also hired in an LED bar to go with the customised AUDE ice centre pieces, chair covers and table runners, all which created an impressive overall look.

Entertainment for the night included pickpocket Rob James, who tricked guests into thinking he was a regular magician, before stealing their ties from around their neck and their mobiles from their pocket, without them suspecting a thing! A digital caricaturist also wowed guests with her quirky drawings created using a digital tablet.

Abandoman, an Irish improvising hip-hop duo who have won a number of awards and toured with Ed Sheran, had everyone laughing with their freestyle songs based on audience suggestions. Finally the after-dinner speaker was Hugh Dennis – actor, comedian, voice-over artist and writer – who captivated the audience and even stayed for dinner!

Click here for the “Gala Dinner” photo gallery. For more coverage of the AUDE 2013 Conference, please view our news, blog and gallery pages. (Key words to be hyperlinked to corresponding page)

If you would like some no obligation ideas on how to theme your event, please contact us here or give us a call on 0161 428 1115 and one of our experienced team can start to turn your vision into reality!

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