Wiz-Team behind Riyadh’s citywide annual festival of light and art
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Wiz-Team behind Riyadh’s citywide annual festival of light and art

Event-Works is the Festival Management Solution for Noor Riyadh 2022

The second-annual Noor Riyadh light and art festival kicked-off this week with Wiz-Team’s digital solution and delivery team behind the scenes supporting festival management operations. This groundbreaking annual citywide festival of light and art in Saudi Arabia’s capital, brings artists from across the world to promote talent and deliver inspiring exhibitions from 3 November to 19 November 2022.

Following the success of the festival’s inaugural edition in 2021, this year’s edition will see the festival triple in size, with activations in 40 locations across the city of Riyadh, and it will be accompanied by a three-month public art initiative which will transform the capital into a creative canvas until February 2023.

For the 2022 edition, Wiz-Team was chosen as the all-in-one Festival Management System (FMS) providing a wide range of digital solution and on-site support services led by the company’s all-in-one event management platform Event-Works.

In addition to an all-star team of event managers staffing the main accreditation centre alongside the local organisers, Event-Works is supporting the registration and accreditation over 6000 people, accommodations, arrivals and departures, guest communication, guest hospitality management, as well as access control.  Conveniently it will be doing so in both English and Arabic!  

To truly deliver a seamless guest journey, Wiz-Team is again working and integrating closely with its partner TPT Hub, which will provide advanced transport planning, vehicle access and parking permits (VAPP) and fleet management system software.

Danielle Lopez, Head of Strategy and Business Optimisation at Wiz-Team, said ahead of her trip to Riyadh: “Our mission is to use technology to simplify operations for event organisers while remaining flexible as event needs evolve. Together with partners like TPT Hub, we are pleased to provide clients like Noor Riyadh solutions that support seamless end-to-end attendee experiences from arrival to departure, while supporting robust data management and data sharing even between two different platforms.”

Derrick Salisbury, Managing Partner at TPT Hub says “Noor Riyadh is one of several ongoing projects we have with Wiz-Team where we integrate our products and experience in events to deliver innovative, efficient and impactful solutions for our mutual clients.  At this event we’re not only exchanging live and up-to-date arrival and departure information but transferring attendee transport privilege data to ensure the proper transport services levels are delivered at the right time to the clientele at this exceptional event.”

With the festival opening day underway, the Wiz-Team on-site delivery team and the event organisers are very eager and excited to see all the preparation and support come to life…and “light” over the next two-weeks of the event. 

Danielle added: “This is a very exciting project for Wiz-Team as Noor Riyadh is new challenge and “look” for Event-Works in the festival space. In a region booming with new and innovative events, we are eager to learn and grow from this experience as we look ahead to what’s next for our solution and services within this industry.” 

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Senior Director - Wiz-Team Italia

Stefano joined Wiz-Team in March of 2022 as the Senior Director of Wiz-Team Italia. He is charged with the oversight, management, and growth of Wiz-Team’s fourth location and second development arm in Torino, Italy.

Previously, Stefano served as a Senior Director at Deltatre where he spent 17 years supporting organisational growth and leading the delivery of their technical solutions for some of the most exciting and challenging sport events in the world including the FIFA World Cup, UEFA Euro, the Olympic Games, the National Football League, and many more.

When not overseeing complex and challenging technical projects, Stefano is an avid sports enthusiast both as a fan and as a participant.  He also has a knack for music quizzes.



As the founder and CEO of Wiz-Team, Johann has been a part of this adventure long before the start of the organisation 10 years ago. This dynamic and fast-growing company was born out of gap in the market Johann and his colleagues experienced as event managers in the early 2000s.  With little tools available to effectively manage the demands and challenges of data management for complex events, they decided to build their own solution. 

Shortly thereafter Johann created Event-Works and later Wiz-Team with the vision to deliver world class digital solutions built by event professionals for event professionals. From Wiz-Team headquarters in his hometown Lausanne, he oversees a global network of developers and experts, who support the organisations mission to empower event professionals through smart, intuitive, and innovative digital solutions. 

Johann’s expertise in event data management is outstanding.  He has delivered innovative event management solutions to every Olympic Games edition since 2004 alongside a range of other international events. Having worked across many sectors, including sports federations, the medical congress industry, corporate companies, and government agencies, he has acquired a wide-ranging background and an exceptional experience in various types and sizes of events. Before he set up Wiz-Team, Johann specialised in web and database development, as well as project management in the luxury industry, and teaching.

Johann holds an MBA in international management and speaks English, French and some German. In his spare time, he enjoys scuba diving, discovering the world on a motorbike, gaming and exploring new technologies.