Shimmerwalls collaborated with Club Fit For Business for their very first Monaco event. Monaco Wine Palace chose to exhibit their logo on an attractive Shimmerwall which served as a dramatic background for photos and videos during the exclusive invitation-only event, attended by the local sports and business communities. The evening was dedicated to wine tasting with a Q&A with rugby-legend-turned-sommelier Andrew Sheridan and New Zealand rugby union’s recently retired Carl Hayman.
As a Monaco-based design company, Shimmerwalls sees demand from the myriad of luxury events, clubs and associations on the French Riviera and especially here in Monaco. As our products do well in photos and videos they work perfectly in this kind of application. They’re also attention grabbers, and there’s often a crowd admiring the uniqueness and especially the luxurious, soft and enchanting movement of the Shimmerwall, and unusual effect in many urban halls.
The guests enjoyed their wine while listening to the two elite sportsmen sharing their thoughts on retiring from the professional sports, what the next stage of their lives would be and their perspectives on leadership, teamwork and performance. The evening was a success in true Monaco ambience – with an engaged crowd, eminent speakers and progressive design and was even covered by the Monaco Channel!
The Q&A focused on the opportunities of using insights from sports in business as well, and the two speakers proved how they has managed their transition.
During his rugby career, Sheridan was known for his strength and height – with his ability to bench-press 225 kg he has a massive physical strength with earned him a high-powered profile. Aside from his sports career he’s proven to be a multitalent with his musical work and now his new occupation as a wine sommelier. The discipline and hard work from rugby, Sheridan told, had helped him.
Hayman played at tighthead prop and has made a significant amount of international appearances for New Zealand. He retired from rugby last year, at age 35, and told of how his sports career taught him many important lessons for his future in business. One of these was the importance and function of teamwork, which has seeped over to this later stage of his life and made an impact. Both speakers highlighted the discipline and hard work that goes into professional sports, and how that contributes to success in many aspects of their current lives as well.