inspiria Takes Another Austrian Event Award
inspiria global events awarded with Austrian Event Award, 6thYear Running
Also this year inspiria was honored to receive another Austrian Event Award in the Category Best Incentive after having received Awards for Best Corporate Event and Best Incentive in recent years!
All programs were unique in its own way, including pretty unique destinations like Romania and Montenegro or unique settings like the 1500 year old Roman Baths of Diocletian in Rome, the Hip-Purobeach setting in Montenegro, or Dracula’s birthplace in Transylvania.
But in the end it is not only about the destinations and venues. What is always at the core of our ambitions is to create once-in-a-lifetime events that leave a positive emotional impact! Moments for all to remember!
Please find below a description of one these once-in-a lifetime moments that are still remembered…
inspiria global events has been awarded the Gold Prize Austrian Award for Corporate Events for its “Ikea – Midsummer Night’s Party” incentive program held in Stockholm, Sweden - the third consecutive year inspiria has won the prestigious prize.
The client was the HanseMerkur insurance group based in Hamburg, Germany.
inspiria’s three-day program challenged participants to collaborate and accomplish light-hearted tasks. Participants discovered Swedish history both ancient (Viking raids!) and recent (dancehall hits by bands like ABBA and Roxette), sampled Swedish cuisine, explored Stockholm by rooftop, and participated in a classic Scandinavian picnic. In the process, participants learned about themselves and their coworkers.
On Day One, participants toured the city’s iconic rooftops then planned their own authentic Swedish Midsummer Night’s Party. Visiting the outdoor Skansen Park museum, participants rose to the challenge of finding and assembling needed items including tables and chairs from IKEA, the Swedish international retailer. Participants worked in groups to assemble the furniture, foraging for decorations and décor. Afterwards they feasted al fresco on such traditional specialties as crisp bread and cinnamon sweets, followed by an audience-participation program of folkloric music, song and dance.
The assembled furniture and décor have been donated to a Stockholm charity serving the homeless.
Day Two included a speedboat tour of the archipelago, featuring seal-spotting and outdoor recreation. Lunch was served at a fisherman’s cabin on a nearby island featuring local fish and other specialties. That evening, participants donned Viking helmets and war point and in the surrounding woods discovered a rustic cottage and table decorated forest-style: twigs, stones, apples, swords and helmets. Dinner featured Aquavit, seafood, berries and game, including wild boar ragout. A rambunctious band of Vikings erupted from the woods in full regalia, only to burst a cappella into “Let me entertain you.” A Swedish DJ took the stage, delivering dance floor hits from ABBA, Roxette, Eurasia and Loreen.
Day Three offered a “new perspectives” bike tour of Stockholm featuring visits to landmarks like City Hall, the Stockholm Palace and the Wasa Museum, all sites seen previously from rooftops. The event closed with a traditional Swedish midsummer picnic, enjoyed on blankets groaning with Swedish specialties.
“This is our third consecutive Austrian Corporate Event Award Gold Prize, and I’m delighted that this exciting IKEA -MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S PARTY was recognized for this honor,” said Walter Stugger, managing partner and creative director of inspiria.