GL events and Oasys Innovations, who sponsored the infrastructure for the street party in support of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, have combined their experience to form the GL-Oasys Consortium. Says Brian Kennedy, Chief Executive of Oasys Innovations: “We are excited about the prospects of the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ and were most pleased to be part of this memorable celebration. The event promises great opportunities for our country, in particular the growth of our economy. We can't wait for the kick-off.” Oasys Innovations has worked on various large international projects, including the South African leg of the A1 Grand Prix and the Nedbank Golf Challenge. The company is currently involved with the project management of the South African pavilion for the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai.
Together with GL events, who completed the “Overlay services” including temporary infrastructure and equipment for many major international sporting events, including six Olympic Games and four FIFA World Cups™, the GL-Oasys Consortium has completed the FIFA Confederations Cup in 2009™. They are now engaged in preparations for the extravaganza in June and July.
The street party, held in Maud Street in front of the Sandton Convention Centre's main entrance, was open to anyone wanting to join. The GL-Oasys Consortium supplied the entire infrastructure for the party, including carpeting, electrical infrastructure and shell scheme. An irresistible air of unity was present, as people from all walks of life took part in the celebrations.