40th Pacific Islands Forum CairnsPublished: 12-Jun-2014 Clear, Concise, digitally controlled sound by DIGIMIC® - keeping leaders in touch - again.
FORTIETH PACIFIC ISLANDS FORUM
5 - 7 AUGUST 2009
PM Rudd, resplendent in the Forum official R M Williams shirts and elastic sided boots, at the Retreat meeting at Whitfield House Cairns.
The Fortieth Pacific Islands Forum was held in Cairns, Australia from 5 to 6 August 2009 and was attended by Heads of State and Governments of Australia, the Cook Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Papua New Guinea, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Republic of Vanuatu and representatives of Republic of Kiribati and Republic of Palau. New Caledonia and French Polynesia attended the formal session as associate members. Timor-Leste, Tokelau, Wallis and Futuna, the Commonwealth Secretariat, the United Nations and the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission attended as observers. The Forum Retreat was held at Whitfield House, Cairns.
Retreat meeting room at Whitfield House, Cairns, with DIGIMIC® microphones and TourGuide™ receivers at each table to ease communication.
Bramshaw ICS, contracted by the Cairns Convention Centre and the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet to provide computer controlled DIGIMIC® Microphones so that the various Chairmen, led by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, Foreign Minister Stephen Smith et al could see at any time the complete layout and current status of all microphones and whether the various delegates were speaking or wanted to speak. At any time the Chairman (PM) could select any queued DIGIMIC and activate same with an automatic timer to monitor the speech time complete with red flag for overtime speakers.
PM Rudd's DIGIMIC® microphone Control Centre. Left screen is the delegate queue screen for monitoring interventions and right screen is the meeting mimic panel so PM could see room layout by Country and leader name with microphone activity in different colours. See below.
The DIGIMIC and its remote control system ran via internet controls and worked perfectly at all times.
This was another successful job for The Prime Minister's Department, The Cairns Conventions Centre and the Bramshaw ICS Conference Communications team.
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