World Economic Forum

Sustainable Development Impact Summit

New York City

The World Economic Forum brought leaders from government, business, academia and civil society together in NYC during the UN General Assembly to advance cooperation between the public and private sectors and deploy new technological solutions in support of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris climate agreement.


As part of the agenda Francis Sollano, a Filipino artist and Global Shaper, was invited to display his dresses which are wearable art made from upcycled waste from his home town of Cebu. As a testament to how vital waste management is to global sustainable development, Burst Visuals was tasked with creating a statement sign made of recycled materials. Through the use of illuminated upcycled plastic bottles, the display was not only branded but the sign acted as a wayfinding beacon throughout the three day event.


Events are constantly changing and evolving usually until the last moments, our team rose to the occasion to produce a large range of collateral – press backdrops, wall graphics, wayfinding/directional signage, custom wood tables and a custom stage backdrop that allowed for projection – in an aggressive time frame. We worked with the client to have staff on site through the event to accommodate their last minute speaker and attendee changes, cutting and mounting signage to order at the venue.


Our team transformed the two floor space in a matter of hours installing the myriad of signage and branded elements we produced in support of the event including erecting the custom 20’ stage backdrop. As with all of our event clients, these elements needed to go up for the event and days later removed as if we were never there taking care to leave the venue exactly as  it was when we came in.