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The Culture Summit

Culture Summit is the world’s first high level summit that brings together leaders from the worlds of the arts, media, public policy and technology to identify ways culture can raise awareness and promote positive change. The event was organized by Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi in collaboration with David Rothkopf the CEO of The Rothkopf Group.

Projex was appointed for the second year to build the event at the Manarat Al Saadiyat, within their galleries and surrounding areas.
This year’s event was attended by over 400 guests from 80 countries and included internationally acclaimed visual artist Idris Khan and Academy Award winning choreographer Liz Lerman.

  • Client: Department of Culture & Tourism
  • Event: Culture Summit 2018
  • Date: 09-12 April 2018
  • Venue: Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi


Our main focus was the construction of the plenary which was re-created on a similar theme as 2017 and constructed in the round. This allows for a perfect setup for Mr Rothkopf to perform his duties as the mediator and presenter of the event. The construction allowed for a series of screens which would show supporting material as well as live feed throughout the event.
In addition to the main plenary there were a series of breakout rooms which were there so the VIP visitors could discuss and agree on subjects related to this event. These rooms were similar in design and constructed from wood, fabric and a unique finish for each room.
A VIP Majlis was constructed to provide a private ambience and entrance for VIP guests.

Projex also supplied the following event management support

• Registration support
• Graphic artwork and production
• Catering furniture
• Break out seminar rooms
• Lighting
• Sound and AV
• Technical staff including show callers, stage management
• Hostesses
• SIM translation at the hotels and the venue