National days are big business in the Middle East, with GCC countries especially pulling out all the stops to celebrate their history and convey their national pride. Of course, with any major celebration, a large-scale production tends to follow – a fact that has seen the likes of the UAE and Saudi Arabia hosting some of the most eye-catching and innovative shows taking place anywhere in the world. Another country that is not afraid to push the envelope when it comes to its National Day celebrations is Kuwait, and with its 2023 event being the first full-scale celebration since the COVID-19 pandemic, the country was determined to mark the occasion in style.
Returning to produce Kuwait National Day for the third time after doing the show in 2011 and 2016, Laser System Europe (LSE) presented a hugely ambitious production that required 15 containers worth of light fixtures, lasers and video projectors, light and laser drones, water screens and a massive arsenal of pyro and fireworks.
Catching up with TPiMEA after the show, LSE’s Founder and CEO, Patrick Awouters explained why the company loves working in Kuwait so much. “It’s all about ambition,” he stated. “It’s about wanting to do something that hasn’t been done before – something interesting and beautiful that will give happiness to the people.”