Bigger and Better Greens? Check!
All inclusive North Stand? Check!
More secure parking? Check!
More giveaways? Check!
Map detailing every "Pan Posse"location? Check!
Free wi-fi? Check!
Pan Trinbago hosted the launch for Panorama 2016 with a theme of “Excellence and Excitement” at the VIP Lounge in the Queen’s Park Savannah yesterday, January 5th. The excitement was certainly palpable among the executive as they announced certain changes to the most inclusive festival for the entire carnival season aimed at improving the experience for all patrons.
The executive haveclearly been listening to complaints of previous years as they attempted to address many of the problems that have been raised in the public domain, be it through social media directly with Pan Trinbago or on the corner. These include solving for patrons complaining that they can’t find anything or anyone by having a clearly defined map modelled after the SpiderWeb pan of the entire Greens layout complete with streets(named after pan icons) and “pan posses” labelled.
The Minister of Culture, the Honourable Nyan Gadsby-Dolly, was on hand to applaud the organisation for being able to still put on a show of this magnitude with the additions despite a reduction in government assistance. This was due to the ability to bring on board a number of sponsorship partners to the tune of $2.5m.
These sponsors include Blink who will be providing free wi-fi at the venue. Another major sponsor, Angostura, has come forward to help improve the viewing experience at the Grand Finals on Carnival Saturday by introducing an all-inclusive North Stand on that night, encouraging patrons to leave home their coolers. In addition, there will be limited edition Custom Designed bottles of White Oak on sale during the carnival season based the steelpan.
All these elements combine to definitely increase the “Excitement” and improve the “Experience” for this year’s Panorama. Whether you are going to be part of the North Stand Posse #TeamNorth, the party on the Greens #TeamGreens, or to enjoy the musical performances from the Grand Stand #TeamGrand, Panorama2016 has all the elements to be “Excellent” this Carnival.