Centenary of the Battle of the Somme

1 July 2016

Venue: The Thiepval Memorial, France

Event Description: The HPower Group was contracted by The Department for Culture, Media & Sport to manage the UK National Commemorative Event for The Centenary of the Battle of The Somme which took place at The Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s Thiepval Memorial in France. The event included an overnight Vigil and a Commemoration Service for 10,000 people including VIPs and Heads of State from across Europe. The event was broadcast live in the UK and France.

HPower project managed all aspects of the event and liaised with the key stakeholders and sourced all relevant materials and services including logistics, catering, guest management, participant management, security, accreditation and transport.

Stakeholders: The Department for Culture, Media & Sport, The Commonwealth War Graves Commission, The Royal British Legion, The French Government, The Foreign Commonwealth Office, The Ministry of Defence, BBC Events

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