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CCG Commits to Robe
Qatar – Creative Communication Group (CCG) is a rental, event management and production company based in Doha, known for its imagination and flair, which has just made a large commitment to Robe moving lights with the purchase of new MegaPointes and Spiider moving lights for its rental inventory.
CCG’s director of lighting Michel Khairallah explained that as a busy rental operation over the years, they have dealt with moving lights from several brands. “Having had good experiences in the past with Robe’s fixtures and knowing the reliability, toughness and quality of the light output, I was convinced that increasing our Robe stock was a solid investment.”
The events CCG produces include many large-scale government and cultural shows and festivals, for which they need the brightest and most durable luminaires. They also organise and deliver executive events and entertainment driven experiential projects for corporate, and private clients, dealing with all technical aspects of event management from lighting, sound, video and rigging to stage and set design.
They chose the MegaPointe and the Spiider for both their power and features, and the overall versatility they can bring to any show, as well as because they are popular with lighting designers.
“These two fixture types stood out far over and above anything that we looked at,” he confirmed, adding “MegaPointe is known for its strong output and incredible mid-air effects, while the Spiider is best known for its strong output and fantastic, smooth and accurate colour mixing.”
Michel and his team are all delighted with the results as the MegaPointes and Spiiders went straight out on a number of events as soon as they were delivered by Robe Middle East.
The first project one was the “Made in Qatar” exhibition at the Qatar National Convention Centre in February, organised by “The People” agency and lit by lighting designer Stephen Page from UK-based dbn Lighting.
In April, the fixtures were used to light a CCG-organised event for Qatar Airways at the IATA Ground Handling Conference (IGHG), an international meeting for all IATA representatives staged at the Sheraton Grand Hotel & Resort in Doha.
Sixteen MegaPointes were supplied to Qatar TV for use in its live TV broadcasts during the Holy Month of Ramadan in May and June.
CCG was founded in 1998 by owner and CEO Jalal Dudin, and their first Robe purchases were made in 2008 with ColorWash 575E ATs, followed up six years later with a large purchase of LEDWash 600s. All these units are all still running and looking good, and have not had any technical issues over the years, underscoring the belief of the robust build quality of Robe.
Michel also observes that “the market is moving towards Robe”, and that he feels that the manufacturer is “the last remaining independent company that still delivers on its core values of high quality products utilising innovative and current technologies”.
He adds that the service and support from Robe Middle East run by Elie Battah has been excellent and that this also played a major part in the decision. “Elie and his team give absolutely 150% in terms of time and effort to support client needs and to process requests as quickly and efficiently as possible.”
On the strength of all of this, CCG has just extended its commitment to Robe confirming the order of more MegaPointes and Spiiders, which are scheduled for delivery in the late summer, and another is expected in the autumn.
In picture: CCG director of lighting Michel Khairallah, second from the left surrounded by his team of CCG lighting technicians.
25th June 2018
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