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Grant Thornton

Annual Meeting — 2-Day Live Webcast

CHALLENGE Grant Thornton is among the leading global organizations of independently owned and managed accounting and consulting firms. In the interest of streamlining their ambitious meeting agenda, they chose to conduct their international company-wide annual meeting via a 2-day webcast.

SOLUTION CNN correspondent, Ali Velshi hosted the general meeting which was conducted with a studio audience. Show Department managed the entire live event process. With their affiliate Resolution Digital Studios providing the stage space, full production, scenic, and art direction, the approach was more like a television broadcast program complete with commercial spots inserted. On the second day, real-time elections were held in the studio and over the internet. The process was moderated by a legal team, and Grant Thornton’s new global top brass was also introduced.