Arabian & African Hospitality
Investment Conference

20-22 September 2021 | Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, U.A.E

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This pack contains all the information you will need in relation to your sponsorship and the relevant deadlines. For your convenience, all web and email addresses in this document are hyperlinked to make researching, registering and getting in touch simple and easy.

Please read this carefully, paying special attention to the dates by which we need things from you. If you have any questions, or if we can help in any way in regards to your sponsorship of this event, please do not hesitate to contact me on mala.patel@benchevents.com or +44 (0)7930 573 621.

Top tips for your participation at AHIC

  1. Read this exhibitor manual to ensure you are aware of all the opportunities available to you as a sponsor.
  2. Make sure you meet all the deadlines requested from you. There is a reason we have deadlines and missing them may mean you lose some vital opportunities for your company.
  3. Submit your contacts for us to use in our promotional mailings to ensure that your top clients get an official invitation to the AHIC and know you are a sponsor of the event.
  4. Book hotel rooms as early as possible.
  5. Ship your materials to Dubai with plenty of time as customs clearance can take a long time.
  6. Any representatives from your company who are speaking, moderating or on a panel at AHIC do not need to be included in your complimentary places. Any speakers will be additional to your complimentary places.
  7. Make sure you have insurance (check contract for details) which covers your company at AHIC.
  8. Make sure your stand builders have all the required compliance information before securing the contract.
  9. Enjoy the experience the AHIC brings you and your company as a sponsor!
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We are dedicated to making your sponsorship of AHIC as successful, productive and enjoyable as possible.

If you have any questions about your sponsorship please do not hesitate to contact:

Mala Patel
T: +44 (0) 7930 573621

Important Dates & Deadlines

AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

BY MONDAY 9 AUGUST 2021

BY MONDAY 23 AUGUST 2021

  • Risk Assessment
  • Company’s Insurance
  • Company’s Trade License
  • Method Statements
  • Fire retardant certificate (if any cloth or fabric provided for the event)

NO EARLIER THAN THURSDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 2021

  • Shipping (such as literature/stands) to arrive at the venue
  • Secure your work permits to access the venue for set-up

Marketing & PR

As an integral part of AHIC and a partner of this initiative, it is key that we work together to explore all opportunities to promote this to our collective audiences. There are plenty of opportunities to promote the event, however, if you have any ideas on how we can spread the word then please let us know.

YOUR MARKETING CONTACT FOR THE EVENT

Rinoy Varghese, AHIC Marketing Manager
T: +971 (0)56 456 8493

HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED

Many companies add industry events they are partnered with to email signatures, this can be a great ice-breaker and encourages on-site meeting requests. We will be pleased to send special, personal invitations to your most important contacts or clients, notifying them of your participation in the event, on your behalf. Share your wish list in good time. We will endeavour to get the right people in the room to support your goals. The deadline is Monday 9 August 2021.

  • Does your company send out e-newsletters to its clients? If so, remember to include details of the event on there.
  • We can provide you with promotional flyers and/or brochures for you to share.
  • If you have screens in your office lobby area, please share dimensions and we can supply a video for display.
  • We can create bespoke e-shots for you to send to your database, promoting your stand and activity at the event.
  • AHIC has a fantastic reputation as a thought leader in the industry and endeavours to share content with our audiences year-round. If you have any reports, data, or other content that you would like to share, please let us know. Contact the marketing team for successful pieces that have been used in the past.


MARKETING COLLATERAL

The link below will allow access to a digital folder containing event collateral including logos, flyers, and website banners.

Email banners - version 1 | version 2 | version 3

Social Banners - Meet us at #AHIC | Let's meet at #AHIC

If you require specific sizes or items, please contact Rinoy Varghese.

SOCIAL MEDIA CHANNELS

We encourage all partners to engage through social media, please use the event hashtags for re-tweeting/sharing of content through our channels. Also remember to share your official or regional specific handles with us so that we ensure we welcome the correct companies on board.

Website: www.ahic.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/ahicevent
Twitter: @ahicevent
LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/showcase/ahic-event/
Instagram: www.instagram.com/ahicevent


PR

We work hard to ensure coverage is achieved for not only the conference but those sponsors that have newsworthy stories.

  • Share newsworthy stories/deals that will be announced at the event.
  • Share Q&As or quotes from your senior representatives for use in press releases/ marketing in good time pre-event.
  • Advise of timings of senior representatives onsite, to enable facilitation of media interviews.
  • Send out your own press releases regarding the event announcing your participation. (If you would like a template, please contact the marketing & PR team)

For more information on opportunities please contact our PR team, In2 Consulting:

Anne Bleeker Managing Partner
Louise Charlesworth
, Senior Communications Professional

COMPANY LOGO

Your company name or logo will appear on AHIC 2021 marketing materials, where appropriate. We have already received your logo and this is now on the website. Please check this is the correct logo and that the hyperlink goes to the correct website address.


COMPLIANCE FORMS

Please ensure the below forms are completed by Monday 9 August accordingly:

Production Compliance Form

Stand Catering Request Form (if required)

Wired internet Form (wifi is complimentary)

Work Permit and Access Procedure

Step 1- One company representative must go to C&I Engineering Office (basement) at the venue, and must sign a form to receive their work permit. This can be done a day prior or 30 minutes prior to set up time.

Step 2- All worker’s IDs proceed to Security desk (near to loading area) handover Emirates ID (local base) passport copy (overseas) No ID No passes

Work permits must be always visible whilst building/working and all contractors/exhibitors must adhere to the T&Cs that are outlined in the signed form.

Exhibitors that need to access the venue, who will not be building a stand, do not need to collect a work permit. However, please proceed to the Security office in C&I to sign in as a guest.

Opening Times: Engineering office 8:00am to 5:00pm

Contact Number: Security: +971 55 500 9287 | Engineering: +971 4 366 6512 / +971 55 5009165


EXHIBITION STAND

Stand Sizes are dependent on your sponsorship level:
Platinum -
5m x 5m
Emerald - 4m x 3m
Gold - 2m x 2m - High Bar Stool and 2 High Chairs - this area has to be a free space therefore no roll up banners / additional branding / plasma screens are allowed unless agreed. AHIC will provide the branding for your area and share the design with you.
Silver - No Stand

Stand design with full measurements must be submitted by Monday 9 August 2021.

Maximum stand height 3m

As usual, the Exhibition floor plan will be distributed and space allocated on a first-in, first-served basis, in order of signed contract.

REGISTRATION

Please register your passes for AHIC by Monday 9 August.
(Any representatives who are speaking, moderating, or on a panel at the conference do not need to be included in your complimentary places and will receive a different code to register).

TO REGISTER YOUR COMPLIMENTARY DELEGATES

• Go to www.ahic.com and select 'Purchase Pass'

• Complete the registration form

• Enter your unique sponsor discount code which has been emailed to you


AHIC INSIGHT PASSES

Included in your package are a number of passes to access AHIC Insights, which is an online platform that brings you the latest news, trends, projects data and more covering the Arab hospitality investment and development landscape. Click here for further information

Please email Mala Patel to set up the passes for your company.


PROMOTIONAL MAILINGS to extend your 25% sponsor discount

We will send you a designed email with your bespoke 25% discount code that you can share with any clients and colleagues. (The 25% discount will be on the registration price at the time of booking)


DELEGATE LIST

As a sponsor you will be provided with the attendee list ahead of time to ensure you are able to plan meetings through the online networking system.


CONFERENCE APP

The conference app gives AHIC 2021 attendees the ability to make contact with other delegates, speakers or sponsors before they arrive at AHIC 2021. If networking is the key to future business opportunities, it has never been more important to get connected and make the most of your time at the event. Delegates can locate those they wish to network with and send a message. Please note: all messages sent via the system will be scanned so that anything considered spam will be rejected. Sending a message to all participants for example, will not be possible. This service will go live one month prior to the event for fully-paid delegates, speakers and sponsors.


Venue & Travel

The Arabian and African Hospitality Investment Conference (AHIC) will take place from 20 - 22 September 2021 at the Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, UAE.

VENUE

Madinat Conference Centre, Madinat Jumeirah – Joharah Ballroom

The Arabian Resort of Dubai

PO Box 75157

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Phone: +971 4 366 8888

fax: +971 4 366 7788

www.madinatjumeirah.com


LATEST COVID-19 DETAILS ON TRAVELLING TO UAE

Please check the latest Covid-19 restrictions and tests required to enter the UAE

UAE Travel Information

Dubai Travel Requirements

LOCATION & DIRECTIONS

From Dubai International Airport, the Madinat Jumeirah is approximately a 30 minute drive. From Dubai Airport, follow the signs for Garhoud Bridge and Sheikh Zayed Road until interchange 4 – Dubai Police Academy – and take the right slip road. At the first set of traffic lights go straight on then at the next traffic lights you will see the Madinat Jumeirah straight ahead of you.

For more information on location and facilities at the Madinat please visit: www.madinatjumeirah.com/location


VISA REQUIREMENTS

Information concerning visa requirements for those travelling to the U.A.E are subject to change and should always be checked with your local travel agent or nearest UAE embassy before travelling.

For further information regarding visa requirements for entering the UAE please visit: www.visitdubai.com
Please note the organisers are not in a position to sponsor visa applications. All attendees, irrelevant of nationality, are responsible for obtaining visas for themselves, their representatives and guests.

Build Up Times / Breakdown Times / Exhibition Times


SET-UP PLATINUM STANDSSaturday 18 September 2021Please refer to your specific timeslot given
SET-UP GOLD STANDSSunday 19 September 2021Please refer to your specific timeslot given
EXHIBITION
Monday 20 September 2021

08:00 – 18:00
Tuesday 21 September 202108:00 – 18:00
Wednesday 22 September 202108:00 – 14:00

BREAKDOWN

Wednesday 22 September 2021

14:00 - 18:00

BUILD / LOAD IN

Access for the build of the stand is between 09:00 - 18:00 on Sunday 19 September 2021.

As an exhibitor please ensure all equipment and cargo is sanitised when loaded at the warehouse and unloaded at the venue. In addition to face coverings, contractors should wear gloves when handling equipment and cargo to prevent surface contamination.

Vendors and independent contractors should use their Personal Protection Equipment.

All material for exhibitions must be taken into the halls through the loading zone. The use of trolleys or the movement of goods through the halls will only be permitted if the house carpet is protected by a protective material or covering. Exhibits and stand fixtures or fittings and associated materials shall only be delivered, unpacked, packed or collected, at times when the public is not admitted to the halls. No structural elements shall be worked on during exhibitions unless to facilitate emergency repair of a structure.

Exhibitor’s personal luggage will be permitted in the concourse provided it is of a reasonable size, carried or wheeled by one person, and does not cause a hazard or inconvenience to other users.

BREAKDOWN / LOAD OUT

Access for the breakdown of the stand is between 14:00 - 18:00 on Wednesday 21 September 2021.

As an exhibitor, you are responsible for the removal of all stand material, waste, and other materials.

Fines may be levied in the case that exhibition stands are dismantled before the stated load-out time.

Goods that are left at the venue after the conference will be disposed of by the venue.

General Information

ACCOMMODATION

We have negotiated preferential rates at various nearby hotels. Please use the links below to book your accommodation directly.

Madinat Jumeriah

  • Click on https://www.jumeirah.com/
  • Book Now, select Middle East, Dubai, select the hotel (Jumeirah Al Qasr/Dar Al Masyaf or Jumeirah Al Naseem)
  • Check availability (dates from 19-23 September 2021)
  • Enter the Promo code which is CAHCRO
  • Press 'Show rates', you will find the Arabian Hotel Investment Conference rates


Hilton Dubai Jumeirah

Valid Dates: 17-24 September 2021

Single / Double Occupancy: Deluxe Room AED 725.00 net BB Per room per night

  • The above Net BB rates are inclusive of 7% municipality fee, 10% service charge & 5% VAT, Breakfast at “The All Day Dining ”
  • The above Net BB rates are subject to Tourism Dirham fee of AED 20.00 per bedroom per night

Click here to book


Hilton Dubai The Walk

Valid Dates: 17-24 September 2021

Single / Double Occupancy: Studio Room AED 600.00 net BB Per room per night

  • The above Net BB rates are inclusive of 7% municipality fee, 10% service charge & 5% VAT, Breakfast at “The All Day Dining ”
  • The above Net BB rates are subject to Tourism Dirham fee of AED 15.00 per bedroom per night

Click here to book


DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dubai - Jumeirah Beach

Valid Dates: 17-24 September 2021

20% discount from our best available rates for our one-bedroom suites

Click here to book



MOVENPICK JUMEIRAH BEACH RESIDENCE

Valid Dates: 17-24 September 2021

Superior Single Room - AED 600 + Tourism Dirham of AED 20 per room per night

Superior Double Room - AED 650 + Tourism Dirham of AED 20 per room per night

Click here to book



Novotel Al Barsha

AED 175 Net bb single + Tourism Dirham of AED 15 per room per night

AED 215 Net bb double + Tourism Dirham of AED 15 per room per night

Bookings to be made via: h6535-sl5@accor.com - Please mention you are booking for the AHIC 2021 conference to receive the discounted rate.

Credit card is required to make the booking


INTERNET CONNECTIONS

Wireless internet connections are available throughout the venue. Wired internet can be ordered through Madinat Jumeirah - contact Mala Patel to be directed to the right department.

BUSINESS CENTRE

The Madinat business centre is located above Murjan ballroom on the Mezzanine level. Any costs associated with these services are payable by you direct.

RECOMMENDED LOCAL SUPPLIERS

Stand Build & Design - Speed Events

Contact: Martyn Hughes
T: +44 7789 527759
E: martyn@speedevents.co.uk


Printing, Banners and Furniture Hire

Contact: Lenin Yeshodharan
T: +971 529927416
E: lenin@avc.ae

Should you need assistance with printing, furniture hire or additional AV please contact mala.patel@benchevents.com who can assist directly.


Freight, Customs & Storage

The Madinat Jumeriah will only accept any deliveries the week prior to the actual exhibition set-up day. Sponsors are responsible for organising their own shipping to and from the venue. Please get in touch should you need recommendations for courier/freight companies.


SECURITY

All registered Exhibitors and Delegates are required to display personal identification, i.e. delegate name badges, at all times.

Security will be present throughout the venue and individuals not displaying name badge will be refused entry into the exhibition and conference halls.

Stand contractors will be able to gain access into the building during the build-up and breakdown, it is not necessary for any additional contractor passes to be ordered.

As the Madinat Jumeirah is open to public during the conference we recommend you do not leave any valuable equipment or belongings unattended. The organisers cannot accept liability or responsibility for loss or damage that may occur to the stands during build up / break down or during the exhibition period or anything that is stolen. Stands should not be left unattended during opening times at any point.


INSURANCE

The exhibitor is fully responsible for obtaining insurance protection for their exhibits, property and personnel against all risks. Equipment should be insured both in transit and on location at the exhibition for the entire period it is in the conference facility. Insurance cover should include:

  • Personal Injury
  • Third party claims
  • Expenses incurred and/or losses of any kind, including losses resulting from the abandonment or postponement of the event
  • Medical expenses and baggage cover
  • Value of your stand including the fittings and promotional items


FIRE AND FIRST AID

If you require first aid assistance on site at any-time, please make the event organisers are aware of this to ensure help is provided. Please ensure that you are aware of all the fire exits and do not block passageways.


PRAYER ROOMS

Prayer rooms will be available inside the conference centre.


PARKING

Valet Parking will be available for the duration of the conference

COVID GUIDANCE

Jumeirah has adopted additional standards to ensure your safety.
  • Authority Guidelines - All protocols and guidelines in place for strict sanitisation and disinfection in line with directives received from government authorities.
  • Daily Disinfection - Daily spray disinfection of all high touch surfaces and equipment using registered disinfectant.
  • Enhanced Cleaning Protocols - Additional housekeepers on standby with enhanced procedures based on best practices and government guidelines.
  • Personal Protection - All colleagues provided with masks and temperature checks are taken prior to each shift.
  • Guest & Colleagues Safety - Multiple stations of readily available hand sanitisation and equipment disinfection spray throughout the club.
  • Capacity Management - Booking protocols in the event of a phased or capacity-restricted reopening.
  • Social Distancing - Social distancing guidance in public areas across hotel properties.
  • Hygiene Awareness - Guideline signage for guests placed at all major access points throughout the hotel.