June 19th was a historic day in Times Square as iDEKO Productions worked with the US Department of Fish and Wildlife Services, the Wildlife Conservation Society, New York State Senator Brad Holyman’s Office and many other organizations to produce ‘Ivory Crush’. iDEKO provided permitting assistance to facilitate placement of the giant crusher in Times Square, adhering to both NYC and NYS ordinances. iDEKO produced the event and provided all of the event elements including staging, sound, media area elements, security, decking, a step & repeat, branding and stage elements.
The event featured speeches from the US Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, Commissioner of the US Department of Fish and Wildlife Services Dan Ashe, US Representative Steve Israel, US Representative Grace Meng, Commissioner Gil Kerlikowske of the U.S. Custom and Border Protection, NY Senator Brad Holyman and NYS DEC Commissioner Joe Mertens. Additional celebrity guests in attendance included Edie Falco and Kristin Davis. The event was extremely successful and the story was carried up national news outlets across the country.
We aren’t just here to crush the ivory, but to crush the bloody ivory trade
Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior