GES 2017 conference

I documented another international conference at the CTICC this past September. Conference photographer

This was the Global Evidence Summit. It was a gathering of 5 different evidence based organisations (Campbell, Cochrane, ISEHC, G-I-N and JBI)
Many international speakers as well as Trevor Manuel, the finance minister to Nelson Mandela and Thabo MBeki were invited to open and speak at the event. from across the world. They came together for the first time to discuss matters pertaining to evidence based policies spanning journalism, medical and global and local disaster management. 1300 delegates from 75 different countries, meeting in various rooms, 20+ meetings daily for 4 days and exhibition hall with various poster sessions each day, an African themed welcome reception with local drummers and a glamorous gala dinner with incredible entertainment to finish the meeting.

It was great working with some great industry professionals: Turners Conferences who arranged the entire gathering, Chad Finlay who organised the entertainment for the welcome dinner, The Drum Cafe who always get a crowd going and XL Events who provided the decor!

Here are a few of the images from this international conference:

Corporate Photography, Conference Photography

Corporate Photography, Conference Photography

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Corporate Photography, Conference Photography

Corporate Photography, Conference Photography

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Corporate Photography, Conference Photography

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Corporate Photography, Conference Photography

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Corporate Photography, Conference Photography

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Corporate Photography, Conference Photography

Corporate Photography, Conference Photography

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Corporate Photography, Conference Photography

Corporate Photography, Conference Photography

Corporate Photography, Conference Photography

Corporate Photography, Conference Photography

Corporate Photography, Conference Photography

On another note, I need to stress how tough it can be to document an event of this size in this space. There are multiple meetings happening concurrently and the photographer has to liaise with the client constantly to make sure that he/she gets the right people in the right rooms as well as getting a feel of the event and getting general shots that are great. The other challenge is the various lighting in the different rooms. From bright rooms with open windows to galleries that are dark and cavernous. only pro spec bodies and fast lenses will do for environments like this. Small  bodies with kit lenses and small flashes will struggle and the final image quality will be affected negatively.  I shoot with 2 Canon 5Diii’s and professional lenses. I used a monopod in the main auditorium with NO FLASH to ensure I did not affect the mood in the auditorium or distract the speaker. A speed-light will also not really create enough light in such a large room with ceilings 40m up and brown or red walls if you want to bounce the light. Direct flash is a no-no as it blinds the speaker and creates flat images. So always choose a professional if your images are of importance to you. 

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