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IMG Artists’ Co-chairmen Alex Shustorovich And Barrett Wissman Announce Dubai’s Achievement of Guinness World Record® For The Largest Firework Display
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates and NEW YORK, Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – IMG Artists, the global leader in the performing arts and lifestyle events management owned by principals Alex Shustorovich and Barrett Wissman, announced today that it has successfully produced and overseen the official Guinness World Record for the world’s largest firework display on behalf of the Government of Dubai.
Alistair Richards, Global President of the Guinness World Records, presented Dubai, IMG Artists and their producing partners with their Guinness World Record certificate at an official handover ceremony in Dubai on January 1.
The six-minute, record-breaking show featured over 400,000 individual fireworks from 400 locations, controlled by 170 skilled pyro technicians and over 60 computer control systems ensuring split-second accuracy across the whole of The Palm Jumeirah and the Islands of The World. The record-breaking display covered over 99.4km of seafront.
Jerry Inzerillo, President and CEO of IMG Artists, said, ”We are delighted to announce the successful achievement of this stunning record, which affirmed Dubai as the world’s premier location in which to mark the end of 2013. The record required a tightly-coordinated effort between IMG, the Government of Dubai and our production partner,Fireworks by Grucci, and we are proud of this latest affirmation of IMG Artists’ ability to deliver leading, world-class events on behalf of our clients around the globe.”