The Brief

Deliver an inauguration event to an audience of 1,000 guests to celebrate the opening of a new Liquid Natural Gas plant in Qatar

  • Approximately 1,000 guests
  • Build a temporary structure to the client’s exacting requirements
  • Bring in a full management team and source all suppliers from outside of Qatar

The Solution

A large and challenging event that was attended by His Highness the Emir of Qatar. This was to be followed up by a second event the next day for similar numbers of staff.

For the event, we built a temporary structure that was 120m x 40m in size with a 7m ceiling height. Inside the tent, we had a security area, a welcome ‘Alhambra’ feature with water pools, fountains, water curtains and a 7m x 10m façade. This led through to a raked seating area for 1,000 people. We had a full back projection set with a 15m wide screen and a full ‘Watchout’ presentation. A series of films had been prepared especially for the event and were presented in a ‘news programme’ style format.

A most important element of the inauguration was the Inauguration moment with HH Emir posing for press photographs. These photographs were featured on the front pages of all of the local press.  The event finished with a sit down served lunch in the final section of the tent.

Highlights & Challenges

  • A highly challenging event for which was awarded by an Eventia award
  • At the time of this event there were no local agents to assist with arrangements, so all supplier had to be sourced directly or brought tin from outside of the country
  • Ensure the security was tight for the arrival of the Emir


“An outstanding event that was seamless from start to finish despite the endless challenges you faced.  Thank you so much for all your help and support – now on to the next one!”