For the first time in 2018, the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference (AHIC) moved from it’s Dubai home to a custom built ‘AHIC village’ the beach of the Waldorf Astoria, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE.

The AHIC brings together a diverse portfolio of speakers to share their perspectives on various market challenges, identify industry innovation and discuss opportunities.

Designed to take the industry out of the ‘day to day’ and create an environment for attendees to focus on connecting, learning and doing deals, the structure featured purpose-built spaces for attendees to conduct prearranged meetings onsite; pop-ups from innovative restaurateurs; activities for attendees to break the ice and strengthen relationships; and informal beach bar networking areas.

What we delivered

  • A high-leg structure to house the exhibition and main networking areas
  • ATS structure with custom black lining to house the conference and gala dinner
  • Full HVAC
  • A Aluhall Kitchen Tent
  • Aluhall VIP Majlis structure
  • Full, contemporary style interior fit out designed to encourage networking, connection and conversation amongst delegates, without feeling noisy, crowded or overwhelming
  • Furniture rental throughout
  • An external “Beach Bar” area for delegates to relax and network further in a more informal environment
  • Private outdoor terrace areas for Gold & Diamond sponsors to entertain guests
  • 98% of all materials used to deliver the structure were recycled.
  • Build Duration: 6 weeks. Total SQM: 6,083 m2

‘This was the first time that the event would take place in a temporary structure, and there was no template in place. The structure perfectly answered the client’s brief, creating the multi-use conference and exhibition venue that they required, while still giving their delegates the illusion of a high-end permanent venue to which they had become accustomed.’

Arena MEA Project Director

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