Motivaction Group averts crisis for Herbalife event

The Motivaction Group avoided a crisis caused by Eurostar cancellations and snow for the 4,500-strong Herbalife event in Paris.

Eurostar turmoil and snow could have jeopardised Herbalife event, says Motivaction Group
Eurostar turmoil and snow could have jeopardised Herbalife event, says Motivaction Group
The event agency organised the opening and closing parties for the two-day 2013 President’s Summit, the highlight of the nutrition giant's worldwide event calendar in late March, which featured guests from more than 80 countries.

However, the event was hit by Eurostar cancellations, caused by a faulty overhead power cable in France, and freak snow showers across Europe.

The events, however, took place as planned at Porte de Versaille, themed with the slogan 'A World of Opportunities'.

The venue was Paris-themed with 3D buildings, tree-lined avenues, a waterfall and an Eiffel Tower replica. Guests were entertained by street artists as they made their way to the main area, transformed into the Moulin Rouge.

Kieron O’Shea, client services director, The Motivaction Group said: "We were hit by the freak snow - some of our team were delayed in getting out due to Eurostar cancellations based on the French climate. We were prepared though and stopped any potential issues arising by planning for contingencies.

"The main team members had gone out earlier and were already out in the French capital preparing, and, should Eurostar have been cancelled again on the following day, the team left behind had replacements on a local level in Paris. Luckily however we did not require them as our team reached Paris safely in plenty of time to get ready for the big production."

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