When a venue calls for a temporary structure, most planners think of tents, but the Palas structure might just change that mindset. “The tent industry is really evolving,” says Matthew Holt, national new business development manager at Arena Americas in New Jersey. “We can now bring in temporary buildings in a short period of time.” The Palas structure is, as Holt puts it, “a big Lego set,” and can be assembled with heating, air-conditioning and flooring in just one week. It can be either fully glass or partial glass, depending on the client’s needs, and the roof can be customized to include company logos or branding. The structure can be two levels and can accommodate around 850 people.
Chances are, you won’t know you’re living through history until it’s too late. It’s already happening. A chain reaction has been set in motion and the ground has begun to slide beneath your feet.
This past year has been a whirlwind to say the least. As a global pandemic sent the world reeling, planners were left grasping for footholds as the event industry was brought to a standstill, and many of the most fundamental elements of live meetings and events were cast in a new light.