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Busy times at SOLID! Here are some updates on our activities:

E-BIKE FEST St. Anton 2018 powered by HAIBIKE

A unique and unforgettable experience in the Tirolean Mountains, combining product testing with everything necessary to know about e-bikes in front of an impressive backdrop – this and much more was offered at the first E-BIKE FEST St. Anton powered by HAIBIKE.

This year the summer season in St. Anton am Arlberg opened with a special and inaugural bike event – from 22nd – 24th June 2018 everything revolved around the topic of e-mobility on the mountain.

In and around the event center, the top suppliers of the industry such as Haibike, Scott, Nox, Mondraker and others presented the latest e-bikes and related innovations. E-bikers of all ages and performance groups and those still in the making had the opportunity to test the latest products in front of a unique backdrop.

We are already looking forward to the 2nd edition of the event in 2019! Be there or be square!


Volunteer Kick-Off – European Athletics Championships

During the 24th European Athletics Championships (7 – 12 August 2018) in the Berlin Olympic Stadium and on the streets of the sports metropolis, more than 3000 volunteers will be involved, supporting Berlin 2018 in many ways on a voluntary basis.  

On May 26th 2018 750 volunteers came together at the Horst-Korber-Sportzentrum in Berlin to get to know each other and get into the mood of the European Athletics Championships. 

Aleksander Dzembritzki, State Secretary for the Interior and Sports and Norbert Brenner, CEO of Berlin 2018, highlighted the importance of volunteer work and expressed deep gratitude for the volunteers commitment. How important the volunteers are, not only for the event but also for the around 1600 athletes, was reported by former top athletes. 

Furthermore a varied program icluding musical entertainment and  shows was presented.  Of course the volunteer kick-off event could not end without the introduction of all heads of department and the presentation of the volunteer clothing that was shown for the first time. 

Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals Åre 2018

Åre in beautiful central Sweden was host to the Audi FIS Ski World Cup Finals 2018 from March 14-18. A great test for the World Championships which will take place in Åre from 4-17 February 2019. SOLID supported the Accreditation and Volunteer Management team in their preparations for the Finals and on site during the event. We look forward to further accompanying the organizing committee over the next 11 months helping to improve and implement the processes and systems needed for a smooth and successful World Championships!

E-BIKEFEST St. Anton 2018 powered by HAIBIKE – SOLID’s latest product

The inaugural E-BIKEFEST takes place in the heart of the alps in St.Anton am Arlberg offering much more than just unique and unforgettable experiences against the dramatic backdrop of the Tyrolean Mountains. From the 22-24th June 2018, in and around the event centre, everything revolves around the topic of e-mobility in the mountains with specific information and bike tests, while top suppliers from the industry present the latest bikes, products and innovations. Included: test tracks, riding safety area, pump track, Northshore trail and an entertaining stage program in the festival area. Guided e-bike tours are of course also on offer.

Photo credit: Christoph Schöch

The Drone Racing League takes over BMW Welt in Munich


See BMW Welt from a whole new perspective. Introduced to each other by SOLID, BMW cooperated with The Drone Racing League (DRL) to bring in three world class drone pilots to BMW Welt for a drone race. For one night only, the Drone Racing League had the chance to use the BMW Welt in Munich to let their drones fly.

You can check out the video here

Innsbruck/Tyrol 2026 Feasibility Study delivered

INNSBRUCK,AUSTRIA,21.JUN.17 - OLYMPIA - OEOC, photo shooting, Bid for the Olympic Winter Games 2026, host city Innsbruck. Image shows refereeing sport Andreas Leitner, secretary general Peter Mennel (OEOC), countryman's deputy Josef Geisler, president Karl Stoss (OEOC), gouverneur of Tyrol Guenther Platter, mayoress Christine Oppitz Ploerer, city council Franz X. Gruber, Andreas Altmann (MCI IBK) Stefan Klos (PROPROJEKT) and team of editors. Photo: GEPA pictures/ Andreas PranterAt year end 2016 the province of Tyrol, city of Innsbruck and the Austrian Olympic Committee (AOC) had a feasibility study drawn up as the basis for the decision on a possible bid of Austria with Innsbruck/Tyrol for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games 2026. The results of the study were presented today (21.06.2017) at a joint press conference in Innsbruck.

This study by the consortium PROPROJEKT and AS+P together with the project partners Management Center Innsbruck (MCI) and SOLID – Event Management + Consulting GmbH is a comprehensive basis for further decisions. In particular, the core areas of sports infrastructure and competition venues, housing, transport and traffic, the environment and sustainability as well as the financial framework were analyzed. The results of the study are unambiguous and provide a very good testimony for a potential application.

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Photo credit: GEPA pictures/ Andreas Pranter

Over 1000 Volunteer registrations for the Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships in first week of application phase!

Berlin OlystadionVolunteers are always an important pillar of major sport competitions worldwide and shape the face of every event. Berlin 2018 will also be shaped by volunteers – and the application phase for volunteers has started. A total of more than 2,000 volunteers are being sought. The available roles stretch from transportation, visitor services, accommodation, accreditation and sport to media and protocol.

For the implementation of the volunteer program, Berlin 2018 is working with SOLID – Event Management + Consulting GmbH. Among other things, the company played a key role in the delivery of the Winter Youth Olympic Games Innsbruck 2012 and provided consulting for volunteer management at major events such as the FIS Alpine World Ski Championships St. Moritz 2017.

Frank Kowalski, managing director of Berlin 2018 declared: “The volunteer program has a very high priority in our preparations. Our volunteers will be the face of this European Athletics Championships throughout the city and in the stadium. Especially here in Berlin they are sure to bring a great feel-good factor to visitors and athletes with ‘heart and snout’ as we say Berlin.”

The 24th European Athletics Championships 2018 will take place 7-12 August 2018. For the first time they will be held in the Berlin Olympic stadium and on the streets of the sports metropolis Berlin (walking and marathon). Berlin 2018 will be part of the inaugural multisport European Championships with co-hosts Glasgow featuring aquatics, cycling, gymnastics, golf, rowing and triathlon.

Photo credit: Berlin Leichtathletik-EM 2018 GmbH

SOLID renew event production contract with Tough Mudder Germany until 2018

Teamwork sm - www.toughmudder.deTough Mudder Germany has been an industry leader in obstacle race mud run events since 2013. SOLID – Event Management + Consulting has been supporting Tough Mudder since their launch into the German market both with strategic advice and event production services.

Tough Mudder Germany events have seen significant growth in recent years and in 2017 are introducing the Tough Mudder Half, a 8-10 kilometer run of mud and obstacles specifically designed to test teamwork and toughness, and foremost to be fun.

Christian Vlach, Operations & Event Director of Tough Mudder Germany, states: “We are very glad to continue working with SOLID, one of our longest serving suppliers. The past four years have been a great journey with SOLID providing services around our festival area and beyond. We are looking forward to the next two years of further meticulously planned and executed events.”

Markus Leonhard, Managing Director of SOLID, states: ”It has been a pleasure to cooperate with Christian and his team. To work with one of the fastest growing event companies in the world on a day to day basis keeps us on our toes. We are proud to work for the toughest event on the planet!”

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AISTS Sports Event Management and Organisation Seminar 2016

news_AISTS 2016 onlineLast week SOLID’s Philipp Groborsch and Markus Leonhard were in the Olympic Capital Lausanne to hold lectures in front of a very international group of students as part of AISTS’ Sports Event Management and Organisation Seminar 2016

Lecture on sport safety and security at SRH Hochschule Heidelberg

news_FH HeidelbergLast week UEFA’s Kenny Scott and SOLID’s Philipp Groborsch lectured on sport safety and security at SRH Hochschule Heidelberg. A match observation at 1. FSV Mainz 05 was also part of the curriculum.

Ready for Tough Mudder Süddeutschland

news_Tough Mudder 2015 end of the seasonReady for Tough Mudder Süddeutschland, the final event of the Germany season 2015!

Tough Mudder Germany 2015 about to kick off

news_Tough MudderToday in one week we will be in the midst of the first Tough Mudder event of the Germany 2015 series. SOLID is proud to be part of the Tough Mudder family for the third year in a row.

SOLID’s Markus Leonhard at AISTS “Sports Event Management and Organisation Seminar” in Lausanne

aists-semosSOLID’s Markus Leonhard had a great lecture at AISTS “Sports Event Management and Organisation Seminar” in Lausanne.

European Youth Olympic Festival chief confirms balanced budget for the Games

news_PGR ITG budget balancedCongratulations to the whole team of the 2015 European Youth Olympic Festival Vorarlberg Liechtenstein for a fantastic event last week!

SOLID’s Philipp Groborsch highlights how many aspects of the IOC’s Olympic Agenda 2020 are already being implemented at their event

eyof-kickoffAfter a great kick off to the EOC’s European Youth Olympic Festival in Vorarlberg Liechtenstein at yesterday’s Opening Ceremony, SOLID’s Philipp Groborsch highlights how many aspects of the IOC’s Olympic Agenda 2020 are already being implemented at their event:

The Olympic Flame is on its way

news_EYOF Torch relayThe Olympic Flame is on its way to the opening ceremony of the European Youth Olympic Festival in Vorarlberg and Liechtenstein:

Invitation to the European Youth Olympic Festival Vorarlberg Liechtenstein 2015

eyof-invitationOfficial invitation video to the European Youth Olympic Festival Vorarlberg Liechtenstein 2015 featuring SOLID’s Philipp Groborsch:

The first VIP ticket for the 2015 European Youth Olympic Festival Opening Ceremony presented to the Federal President of Austria, Heinz Fischer

news_EYOF VIP Ticket HeinziThe first VIP ticket for the 2015 European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) Opening Ceremony has been presented to the Federal President of Austria, Heinz Fischer. A high ranking delegation including ÖOC President Karl Stoss, general secretary Peter Mennel and EYOF chief executive Philipp Groborsch visited Fischer in the Hofburg Palace, Vienna.

IBIT Convention for Event Security in Bonn, Germany

 news_IBIT Fachtagung SEC
In late November SOLID’s Markus Leonhard was speaking at the IBIT Convention for Event Security. Markus was outlining the benefits a coordinated last mile approach brings to event planning where multiple external stakeholders are involved.

Event Safety & Security lectures at FH Krems

news_ICSS SEC FH Krems 2014Great lectures again this week with over 70 Brazilian Government staff at IMC FH Krems, this time focussing on Event Safety & Security for ICSS conducted by subject matter expert Berni Mayerhofer and SOLID’s Markus Leonhard.