Welcoming delegates to their conference

The AMALI City Leadership Programme offers a year-long programme that supports mayors from across Africa in honing the visions for their cities. The participating mayors gain clarity on the teams and tools required to successfully implement their plans and secure support from their constituents and key stakeholders. The Leadership Forum is a four-day event and is held annually.

At the start of the week all delegates and support staff met for an informal welcome event at their hotel. Farm Design set up relaxed lounge seating and food stations in the hotel’s conference venue. The furniture design created a comfortable informality. The event was inspired by the South African flag, and set the tone of the week to follow.

Photo showing guests at the welcome event easily and casually interacting and getting to know each other.
The director of the African Centre for Cities welcomes delegates to the AMALI conference.

This cocktail networking event was an important start to the conference as delegates had the chance to to meet each other, as well as all the other stake holders and advisors.

The delegation was very high level, and security was paramount.

Farm Design Events consulted with the hotel’s chef in the design of the menu. It included delicious dishes made from the best local ingredients, and catered for all all dietary requirements. A separate Halaal offering was also provided.

Photo showing guests at the welcome event easily and casually interacting and getting to know each other.

The same venue was to be used the following night for the gala dinner. We needed delegates to feel they were in a completely different space.

Farm Design Events can supply the following services:

  • Event design – look and feel
  • Furniture – supplying and installation of all furniture
  • Audio visual
  • Simultaneous translation services and infrastructure
  • Designing of menu with the hotel’s kitchen and ensured that all dietary requirements are catered for
  • Setting up food station infrastructure
  • Security
  • Staffing
  • Overall co-ordination and liaison with hotel conference team and food and beverage.
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