David Atkins Enterprises Delivers the Outdoor Opening Ceremony of Expo 2010
Shanghai China

SHANGHAI, April 30 /CNW/ -- As the World Expo officially kicked off, David Atkins Enterprises (DAE) stunned the world with the largest outdoor multimedia display in history at the Opening Ceremony, which took place Friday, April 30, 2010 at 20:10 CST.

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"This is the first time an overseas company has been invited to independently create and produce an event of such scale within China," said David Atkins, Executive Producer and Artistic Director of the Outdoor Opening Ceremony. "We are deeply honored to have worked so closely with the Expo team over the past three years, on creating a ceremony worthy of showcasing China-and the great city of Shanghai-to the world."

As China pulls out all stops to stage the largest World Expo since its 1851 inception, anticipation reached fever pitch for the first Opening Ceremony of this magnitude. The show was a non-stop pageant of fireworks, lights, lasers, LED graphics, fountains, boats and music. It set numerous world records, such as the biggest LED screen, the largest searchlight installation and one of the largest pyrotechnic displays ever created. The 30-minute Outdoor Ceremony took place along a 3.4 km stretch of the Huangpu River in central Shanghai.

An estimated global audience of 3 billion watched DAE's most recent success -- the Opening, Closing and Victory Ceremonies of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. As DAE delivered yet another groundbreaking show, Ignatius Jones, Artistic Director, said, "We're thrilled to have brought this amazing event to life, as Shanghai cements her status as one of the world's greatest cities and China raises the bar for Expos of the future."

This announcement comes on the heels of DAE's rapid expansion into Asia, Europe and North America, supporting increased demand for the company's elite creative services.

DAE also created and produced the ceremonies of the Doha 2006 Asian Games, the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, as well as the Handover Ceremony of the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.

About David Atkins Enterprises (http://www.daeglobal.com )

David Atkins Enterprises (DAE) is a leading global live event and theatre production company with offices in Sydney, London, Vancouver and Hong Kong. DAE has been creating and producing ceremonies, arena events, musicals and live productions in Australia, Asia, America, Europe and the Middle East for over 25 years.

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     Ayesha Khan
     +86-1326-263-5291
     akhan@daeglobal.com

    

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