In May 2012 , quite late in the advancement of planning, Joanna was employed as Event Production Manager for Dover Olympic Torch Relays, Evening Celebration and Song for Dover Overall production manager.
The Project memorable in so many ways focused on the delivery of three Olympic torch relays on Day 61 and Day 62 as the Olympic Torch came into Dover and through the districts of Deal and Sandwich, the overseeing and delivery of the event and management of the partnerships and stakeholder relationships. Joanna was employed to apply Event Industry knowledge across the board and support the local lead partners - Dover District Council with practical and relevant information from the perspective of the event community and compliance around crowd management issues and potential issues and solutions.
Dover District Council is a small council who do not have an established event team to deal with events of this size and complexity. Aside from the infrastructure element, the role became the go between when the partnerships became difficult to ensure that all agendas were met to create a successful event for all Involved.
The key partners in the projects were:
Olympic Torch Relay ( Dover , Deal and Sandwich) :
LOCOG / OTR team / Kent County Council / Dover District Council
OTR Evening Celebration :
LOCOG / BBC / WRG / Presenting partners ( Coca - Cola / Samsung / Lloyds TSB)Dover District Council
Song for Dover : The World Famous / Dover Arts Development / Kent County Council/ Dover District Council
Inward Investment Event : Dover District Council / Dover Harbour Board/ Kent County Council / Vista Leisure / Hythe Bay Restuarant