The lead up to the ceremony was certainly as busy as we had anticipated, and included the installation of 14m gantries and 5m x 3m portal signs at the stadium. Whilst these structures were going in, many additional signs were being requested by the venues and 88 free standing signs were being installed too - all of this to happen ahead of the opening ceremony dress rehearsal. It was never in doubt that the team would pull it off, and with 12 hours to go we completed the full installation of the entire package. For me, the opening ceremony was the pinnacle of the entire project, highlighting 8 months of effort, from that very first trip to Baku to it all coming together.
The city is looking great, the atmosphere is fantastic as is the weather, and I have no doubt that the games will be a tremendous success.