Heads of state from more than 40 countries and leaders from international organizations will convene for an international Summit hosted by the White House April 12 and 13. The Nuclear Security Summit, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, will take place in meeting areas designed and fabricated by Hargrove, Inc.
Hargrove, a nationally renowned general contractor that produces tradeshows, events and custom exhibits was competitively awarded the contract by the U.S. Department of State. Hargrove will provide design, production, fabrication, project management and logistics as well as partner with Showcall, a full-service event production firm, to provide the technical, audio visual and internal summit broadcast services.
Hargrove and Showcall recently provided general contracting and technical services for the highly publicized Pittsburgh Summit last fall and will draw upon that experience as well their extensive history of producing large-scale events including past international summits, presidential inaugurals and outdoor events.
Hargrove also will handle the design and build out of a plenary room, a press area for the thousands of media representatives expected to cover the Summit and office areas for the delegations that accompany the heads of state.
“We’re extremely honored to have been selected once again to assist the State Department and Obama Administration with a global summit,” said Tim McGill, CEO of Hargrove. “Washington, D.C. is our home town, and we are at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center frequently for work related to tradeshows, exhibits and events. As a result, we are confident in our ability to ensure the Summit is held in an environment conducive to successful deliberations.”