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David Zolkwer

David Zolkwer

Project Director, COP26, Identity

David is an award-winning and internationally recognised public events practitioner, with an exceptional track record of storytelling on a grand scale, meaningful community engagement, creativity, innovation and positive legacy.

He has been responsible for building, managing and leading world-class teams of creative practitioners, artisans, collaborators, consultants, designers, artists, performers, technicians and producers, to deliver major events in over 50 countries.

He has delivered some of the most respected and acclaimed large-scale, cultural and public events, ceremonies, celebrations, global broadcasts, launches and brand activation experiences of recent times – sharing stories, ideas and messages, making connections, and helping to build and shape positive perceptions and relationships between people and places.

Project highlights include the Hong Kong Handover & Farewell; the Ceremonies for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games and the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, the Manchester 2002, Melbourne 2006, Glasgow 2014 and Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games; the FIFA World Cup and Confederations Cup in South Africa, the Africa Cup of Nations, the Arabian Gulf Cup in Doha, over a decade of London's New Year’s Eve Celebrations and Expo 2020 ‘One Year to Go’ Celebrations.

Other work includes military commemorations, public parades and celebrations, a British royal wedding public celebration, and countless government and major corporate brand activation and launch experiences.

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