COCAN GABON 2012
The Orange African Cup of Nations Gabon-Equatorial Guinea 2012, the third largest sporting event of the year!
Keneo provided its support to the Organising Committee of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations 2012 (COCAN) in Gabon of June 2010 to February 2012. Our mission had been to advise and assist the Local Organising Committee in implementing key organisational decisions, to identify both the main aspects involved in the planning of the event and key areas to monitor, and to make strategic recommendations, particularly in terms of human resources.
As well as assuming responsibility for the coordination and staffing of the main operations centre (CPO) during the tournament, Keneo had also been assisting with the management of the accreditation, ticketing and volunteer projects.
- Challenge: Implementation of a standard methodology for organising international sporting events in an African context, specifically in a country with a relative lack of experience in this area. Additionally, responding to the client’s high expectations (the COCAN is directly answerable to the President of Gabon).
- Keneo’s plan: The project began in 2010 with an initial audit and support phase that was accelerated in 2011 with the appointing of a senior project manager for the support mission. During the course of the year, the team was expanded to implement the volunteers’ programmes in two competition cities in Gabon (Libreville and Franceville), and then to support the COCAN in setting up and managing the accreditation and ticketing projects, having two experts assigned to each project.
- Outcome: Structuring of the COCAN, rolling out of processes, launching of a national volunteers’ programme, setting up of accreditation and ticketing projects, and coordination of the CPO.
The organisation of the Africa Cup of Nations is a challenge to which Keneo team has always been able to rise, no matter what the circumstances. Boasting vast experience in the organisation of international events, our team on the ground has adapted to local demands and realities in creating a structured organisational framework that takes local customs and practices into account. The volunteers’ programme has been a resounding success, with 4,000 applications received in a matter of weeks for 1,000 vacancies, and the training sessions have aroused the enduring interest of participants and local media outlets alike. In terms of the technical aspects of the mission (support in event planning and coordination, accreditation and ticketing), Keneo’s team of experts have shared their know-how and expertise with local people working on the tournament to achieve results that have exceeded expectations, with a strong emphasis placed on the concept of “legacy”, one of the client’s key objectives.
The site of the Orange Africa Cup of Nations 2012 is here.
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Our mission in figures: Orange Africa Cup of Nations 2012
- 2 years – the duration of the support services we have provided our client,
- 8 experts dedicated to the operational phase of the project in Gabon,
- 1,000 volunteers recruited and trained (for both venues in Gabon),
- 15,000 accreditations (managed and printed in Gabon),
- 500,000 tickets put on sale (in Gabon).