IMG Artists' Co-chairmen Alex Shustorovich And Barrett Wissman Announce Dubai's Achievement of Guinness World Record® For The Largest Firework Display

Dec 31, 2013, 18:00 ET from IMG Artists

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."

More information, including photos and videos of the show, can be found here:

IMG Artists is the global leader of performing arts management. For thirty years, the company has set the standard for excellence across the artist management, touring, events, festivals and cultural consulting fields. IMGA's 150 dedicated specialists in twelve offices across three continents offer unparalleled international reach and depth of experience to the company's artists, clients and partners. With the launch of the SAGE joint venture with China Arts and Entertainment group, new venue management and technology initiatives designed to support and enhance the core business, IMGA remains the vanguard of the industry.

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