Boao Forum for Asia

Bringing a continent closer together


Modelled on the World Economic Forum, Boao is a high-level conference that addresses the most pressing issues facing Asia. IVORY were invited to deliver a gala dinner for 350 high-ranking government officials, global finance leaders, policymakers and academics in Dubai. This was the first time this important event had been held in the Middle East region.


To embody the spirit of international collaboration that BOAO represents, we created a rich environment inspired by the Silk Road: the ancient route that linked Asia together hundreds of years ago.


Furniture and décor combined design elements from traditional East Asian and Middle Eastern marketplaces, complemented by bespoke 16–metre long table runners that covered the length of the dining tables. These were embroidered with the names of old Silk Road trading posts between Asia and the Middle East, weaving collaboration into the design of the space itself.

IVORY is Worldwide

  • London

    IVORY Worldwide Limited
    13-14 Chelsea Wharf
    15 Lots Road
    SW10 0QJ

    T: +44 20 3327 7020

    Robbie Crittall

  • Dubai

    IVORY Consultancy DMCC
    Swiss Tower
    10th Floor Jumeirah Lake Towers
    PO Box 643718, Dubai, UAE

    T: +971 4 433 0522
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    David Wise

  • New York

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    New York
    NY 10013
    United States

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    Mike Paxson

  • Johannesburg

    IVORY Connection (Pty) Limited
    West Tower, 2nd Floor
    Nelson Mandela Square
    Maude Street, Sandton
    Johannesburg 2146
    South Africa

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    Ali Bowes

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    Geneva 1209

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    Robbie Crittall