FiveCurrents produced the first-ever US-Africa Business Forum, a historic convening of 45 African heads of state with President Obama, Vice President Biden, and Secretary of State Kerry. The event was the largest gathering of African leaders by any US President, and was the catalyst for more than $14 billion in business deals, with benefits on both sides of the Atlantic.
FiveCurrents set an Olympic record when we helped Beijing become the only city in history to host both the summer and winter Olympic Games. We set another Olympic record when we helped bring the Games to South America for the first time, as we crafted a series of cinematic films and produced the International Olympic Committee’s four-day Evaluation Commission visit to Rio and the final presentations abroad. We also produced the presentations and creative elements of Istanbul’s bid for the 2020 Olympic Games on the heels of our team’s successful Rio 2016 bid strategy.
FiveCurrents created the Clinton Global Citizen Awards, a broadcast event that allowed Former President Bill Clinton to honor outstanding individuals who are global humanitarians, improving the world through their vision and leadership. The award recipients have proven that diverse sectors of society can work together successfully to devise solutions for positive, lasting social change. Past recipients include Malala Yousafzai, Quincy Jones, Paul Kagame, Carlos Slim, and Sting.
From 2005 to 2016, US President Bill Clinton convened a conference to motivate governments, foundations, and the private sector to act upon the world’s most pressing challenges. FiveCurrents sculpted a summit with a simple requirement: participants needed to stand in front of their peers and make a commitment to action as a condition of their attendance, and fulfill their commitment in order to return. Over the years, 3,600 commitments were made impacting people in 180 countries.
With the creative theme “All is Possible,” FiveCurrents did the impossible and produced a world-class stadium show—in less than 50 days—for Abu Dhabi’s 44th National Day celebration. Telling a story from the ancient cultural traditions through to today’s modern day Emirati customs, the evening was a technical wonder: an incredible stadium spectacle with a global broadcast, an anamorphic projection system, a complete aerial system, a huge sand-dune stage and lift system, and even an eight-story tall live Ghaf tree.
As the first company to serve as the production company for the Ceremonies of back-to-back Olympic Games, FiveCurrents was delighted to be the driving force behind the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games. By far the most complex and ambitious technical shows ever attempted, FiveCurrents designed the Ceremonies to tell the story of thousands of years of this culturally rich and diverse nation. We built a stadium-scale aerial system to fly ambitions as large as 20th Century Russia…and a few cows.