Case History

Bridge of Peace 2018

15/11/2018, Bologna

The event: 

From 14 to 16 October, the 32nd international event of the "Spirit of Assisi" was held at 12 Bologna locations, bringing together religious leaders, cultural figures and politicians from around the world united in the construction of the "Bridge of Peace" "To reiterate that peace is always possible and war is a defeat for everyone. The meeting, inaugurated in 1986 by Pope John Paul II and carried out by the Community of Sant'Egidio, was one of the most important inter-religious meetings of 2018. The 34 panels of the event discussed the challenges of the globalized world: from migrations , to forgotten wars, from the environment to information.

The request:              

Under the management of the Community of Sant'Egidio, we aimed to ensure perfect direction and execution of all technological services during the event, a especially complex challenge because the event venues were located in 12 different locations, with the opening of the conference in the plenary hall of the Palazzo dei Congressi and the closing with a public ceremony in Piazza Maggiore. The second requirement was to maximize the resonance of the event through the simultaneous interpretation service, video recording and dissemination of the speeches through the Internet in order to reach a world audience.

Our solution

We have put in place all the experience and expertise that distinguishes us as the Italian representative of the Congress Rental Network, the worldwide network of official BOSCH technology providers for managing the complexity of the interpretation service: a total of 43 interpreting booths and 2500 receivers and 20 technicians involved in the 12 event locations.

We have also made the filming and digital audio video recording of all the speeches for the online streaming in the desired language.

The closing ceremony of the event took place in Piazza Maggiore where we installed 6 interpreting booths inside the cloister of the Basilica of San Petronio in order to provide the audio signal in six languages.

Finally, an area was set up for the organizational and operational secretariat of the event inside the Hotel Carlton with a total of 60 computers connected to Rome headquarters.

Final result


It was a complex work in the design phase for the planning of vehicles and technicians, due to the multiplicity of offices located mainly in the city center, subject to traffic limitation. A good design, combined with experience, always manages to simplify complexity and to foresee any critical issues.

At the end of the event, the organizer was extremely satisfied with the quality of the service performed.

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