Rugby magic came to OXO2 this October thanks to AIG – Major Global Sponsor of the All Blacks and USA Rugby. For the month OXO2 became ‘AIG House’ – a fully branded space for AIG’s events and activities, hosting more than 30 events for their clients and employees, as well as media and charity groups.
The introductory event had Māori performers greeting guests and performing the Haka. Rugby luminaries Sean Fitzpatrick, Sir Clive Woodward and Sir Graham Henry were in frequent attendance for the breakfast and daytime meetings. There was also a children’s workshop hosted by Green Light 4 Girls with All Blacks player Aaron Cruden in attendance, working with the groups learning about nutrition and how science enhance sport.
Our in-house caterer Create tailored food stations to the various guests arriving with different cuisines including England, Japan, France and of course new Zealand themed stations.
AIG Touchline was the public face of AIG House while the company was in residence. The rugby Fanzone, located at Bernie Spain Gardens adjacent to OXO2, was open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays for the month.
The preparation zone at AIG Touchline housed three interactive challenges that gave visitors the chance to test their skill and teamwork in AIG’s rugby challenges, including practicing their dive for the try line in the photo booth.
Visitors to AIG Touchline could also experience AIG’s Haka 360˚ Experience in full virtual reality. The Haka 360˚ Experience was an app which uses 360 degree video technology to give the viewer the feeling of being on the field with the All Blacks and in the midst of the powerful Māori ritual. The Haka 360˚ Experience can also be downloaded via www.aig.com/haka360, on the App Store or on Google Play.