Busy times at SOLID! Here are some updates on our activities:
Busy times at SOLID! Here are some updates on our activities:
The Finals 2019 in Berlin are history! Thanks to the extensive coverage of broadcasters ARD and ZDF the event put, besides Olmypic heavyweights athletics and swimming, a nice range of sports in the national spotlight for one weekend – it felt a bit like mini-Olympics. SOLID’s Eventvolunteers platform provided the German championships in athletics with a state of the art volunteer management tool to recruit, select, schedule, manage and communicate with close to 500 volunteers that supported the event in the iconic Berlin Olympic stadium.
SOLID supported Stockholm Åre in their bid for the Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games 2026. Being the world leader in sustainability and the number three of the global democracy index, it appeared that Sweden might be a great fit to partner with the recently reform driven IOC to innovate around the Winter Games.
SOLID’s Markus Leonhard was tasked to support the development and presentation of the mobility concept for the bid. A dream job considering the existing infrastructure and sustainable policies in place in Stockholm (global #2 in Arthur D. Little Urban Mobility Index 2018) and across the whole country.
Unfortunately there wasn’t a supporting majority within the IOC membership for the proposed bid. Despite all stated IOC reforms, there was rather interest in evolution than in revolution. With the vote from June 2019, the opportunity to stage the first truly sustainable Winter Games and benefit from an innovation power house like Sweden has been missed.
Congratulations to our competitors from Milan Cortina 2026!
Photo Credits: Greg Martin/IOC
E-BIKE FEST St. Anton 2019 from June 21st to 23rd was again a great success! The exhibiting manufacturers like official presenting partner HAIBIKE and others such as Scott, Nox Cycles, Mondraker, BH Bikes and KTM had a busy weekend with all bikes out on the trails around beautiful St. Anton for the whole time. The e-bikes were powered with green electricity from Arlberg Strom. Our guided tours on offer were fully booked and great fun for all participants. Additionally, THULE E-BIKE RALLYE and AUDI Driving Experience were also well received by all visitors. We are looking forward to seeing you again in St. Anton am Arlberg on the 19th to the 21st June 2020!
Evenvolunteers, SOLID’s platform well-known from the volunteer programme of the European Athletics Championships Berlin 2018, relaunches with a newly built, state of the art volunteer management tool in strategic alliance with Vereins Software. The tool combines SOLID’s event management know-how and Vereins-Software’s experience in building innovative software solutions. It offers top notch professional support in planning, running and managing large scale volunteer programmes. The tool is offered to event organizers as software as a service (SaaS ) – please get in touch in case you would like to learn more about this!
The FIS Alpine World Ski Championships Åre 2019 are successfully concluded. Despite challenging weather conditions the whole team and especially the volunteers did an amazing job in pulling off a great event in Swedens Jämtland region. SOLID supported the volunteer programme with IT and strategic advice. With impressive ski racing performances amongst women and men plus legends Lindsey Vonn and Aksel Lund Svindal retiring at the event, there was plenty of emotional moments for everyone. The Stockholm city FIS World Cup at Hammarbybacken right after Åre 2019 gave a great finish to an amazing two weeks of winter wonderland times in Sweden!
The Berlin 2018 European Athletics Championships finished and have been the “best ever,” according to European Athletics President Svein Arne Hansen. As part of the inaugural multi-sport European Championships viewership numbers were hugely successful for both broadcast and on-site in the Olympic stadium in Berlin. The incredible live atmosphere pushed the athletes to many personal bests and shiny medals which were awarded at the Berlin city center “European Mile” at Breitscheidplatz. SOLID provided a turnkey solution for the volunteer programme including a five person strong management team in the Olympic Park, the volunteer management tool and all the know-how behind it to recruit, train and manage 2500 volunteers who made this event possible and gave it their friendly faces. A big thank you to all volunteers who were part of this, especially our unique group of long-term volunteers – you are amazing!
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 ARLBERG-well.com 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!
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.
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!
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 ARLBERG-well.com 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
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
At 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.
Further information at www.olympia2026.at
Photo credit: GEPA pictures/ Andreas Pranter
Volunteers 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
Tough 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!”
Photo credits: https://toughmudder.de
Last 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
Last 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, the final event of the Germany season 2015!
Today 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 had a great lecture at AISTS “Sports Event Management and Organisation Seminar” in Lausanne.
Congratulations to the whole team of the 2015 European Youth Olympic Festival Vorarlberg Liechtenstein for a fantastic event last week!