Below are just a few of the exciting events that Kelly Holding Limited (KHL) has had the opportunity to be a part of.
Our passion is events and we have built a strong reputation for organising and managing memorable, exciting and purpose-driven events which always meet our clients' objectives, and create a unique experience for every person that attends. We would love to help you organise and execute your next great event!
Kelly Holding Ltd is the Event Manager for the Caribbean Premier League which takes place in July and August 2013. The Cricket tournament features six franchise teams comprised of West Indian and international Players and will be played in the six franchise countries; Barbados, Guyana, Antigua & Barbuda, Jamaica, St. Lucia and Trinidad and Tobago. Visit www.cplt20.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
The Cayman Islands Marathon is an event owned and managed by KHL. The company is responsible for every element of the event, including securing sponsorships each year; the marketing, advertising and promotion of the event both locally and overseas; disseminating all information regarding the event; the management of the CaymanIslandsMarathon.com website; the registration; coordination of volunteers; and the on site management of the race. Visit www.CaymanIslandsMarathon.com for more information or email us at info@CaymanIslandsMarathon.com. The Cayman Islands Marathon takes place on the first Sunday in December every year.
Kelly Holding Ltd organised the International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS) Global Seminar and Committee Meetings in the Cayman Islands from 18 to 21 June 2012 at the Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman. The Seminar and Committee Meetings were hosted by the Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA), and attracted 200 high-level participants from around the world as well as a limited number of local industry representatives.
Kelly Holding has managed telecommunications giant Digicel's sponsorship of the West Indies Cricket Team Home Series from 2005 to 2011. This included sponsor-related branding, event management, media and public relations, sponsorship fulfillment, negotiations with suppliers, purchase of promotional items, liaising with the team and more. The Digicel Home Series takes place over a three month period and spans up to 9 Caribbean countries. Kelly Holding also managed the Cable & Wireless West Indies Home Series in 2004.
In March 2011, The Heart Health Centre, a Caymanian-owned and operated out-patient cardiology facility, introduced a landmark U.S. heart health awareness campaign, The Heart Truth®, in the Cayman Islands. Kelly Holding was thrilled to be asked to organise a free launch party themed “Heart and Soul” for the public on behalf of the Centre. Guests enjoyed entertainment, delicious, heart healthy refreshments and the chance towin prizes. The highlight of the evening was a display of 4 dresses from The Red Dress Collection that were worn by celebrities Suzanne Somers, Ann Curry, Natasha Bedingfield and Patti Labelle in the 2011 Red Dress Fashion Show during New York Fashion Week.
Kelly Holding was given the honour of organising the Sticky Wicket West Indies Cricket Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in May 2007. The event, held at the Stanford Cricket Ground in Antigua, West Indies, saw some of the greatest West Indies cricketers come out to honour the two inductees, the late Sir Clyde Walcott and Rev. Wes Hall. The Sticky Wicket West Indies Cricket Hall of Fame was created by Antiguan financier Sir Allen Stanford in 2003 as a way to pay tribute to the outstanding contributions to cricket that have been made by individuals over the years. New inductees are installed every two years amid much pomp and circumstance. The first group of inductees in 2003 was Sir Everton Weekes, Sir Vivian Richards, Sir Garfield Sobers, George Headley, Malcolm Marshall, Clive Lloyd, Lance Gibbs, Michael Holding, Andy Roberts, Courtney Walsh, Curtly Ambrose and Brian Lara. Sir Frank Worrell and Ridley Jacobs were inducted in 2005.
KHL was the event organiser for the National Gallery’s Celebration of Art in Grand Cayman which was held in February 2007. The theme for this unique event was Art Is For Everyone! Visitors to the Celebration interacted with various types of art on display by local artisans. The areas featured were fine art; gift art; photography; culinary art; design art; funky art; and heritage art. This event was the first of its kind in the Cayman Islands, and featured all types of artists coming together to showcase their talent and sell their works of art. There was also a fully staffed Kids Zone and entertainment throughout the entire day. An estimated 4000 people came to the event.
Perhaps the biggest event to date that Kelly Holding has organized and managed is the Stanford 20/20 Cricket Tournament. In essence Rhonda and Laurie-Ann took Sir Allen Stanford’s vision for the Tournament and ran with it, creating an event that captivated the entire cricket community in the Caribbean and indeed around the world. The partners were the Event Directors for both the 2006 and 2008 Tournaments and executed every aspect of the programme. This included creating the legends programme; overseeing the funding scheme for the countries; communicating with all the countries regularly on all aspects of their participation; organizing the teams’ travel, accommodation and transportation; managing all media communications and press conferences; organizing all of the entertainment for the matches; coordinating the volunteers for the event; creating tickets and managing ticket sales; executing the public relations, advertising and marketing campaigns for the event; maintaining the Stanford2020.com website; ordering all of the team uniforms, equipment, event merchandise and promotional items; negotiating agreements with suppliers and the West Indies Cricket Board; and setting up the professional team programme. During both tournaments, thousands gathered each night over the six week period to watch electrifying, exciting, entertaining cricket and millions watched it around the world. Truly a phenomenal event that mesmerised the region. Visit www.Stanford2020.com and see for yourself!
The Grand Opening of the Black Pearl Skate & Surf Park in Grand Cayman in April 2005 was an exciting event and Kelly Holding was proud to play a part in making it happen. Nine skateboard pros, Tony Hawk, Darren Navarrette, Matt Dove, Alex Chalmers, Mike Vallely, Omar Hassan, Chet Childress, Kevin Staab and Steve Nesser, came to Grand Cayman to try on the new skate park for size and even do some surfing in the huge wave pool. All were impressed and several have been back to enjoy the Park since then. Throughout the all day event, the pros signed autographs, did demonstrations and even skated with the local kids.
Kelly Holding had the opportunity to participate in the Cayman Islands National Archives' launch of a new history book, Founded Upon the Seas: A History of the Cayman Islands and its People. KHL organised the exclusive invitation-only launch event which featured a book signing, reading of excerpts from the book by hand selected orators and a cocktail function. Well attended by various Government officials and other public officials, the event was a fitting debut for this informative publication.