PGAV is pleased to announce that they are taking team building to a new level with a company-wide trip to Abu Dhabi in October. This trip highlights PGAV’s passion for exploring, creating memories, and celebrating its remarkable team.
The trip’s highlight will be visiting SeaWorld Abu Dhabi, which opened in May and was designed by PGAV. It’s a sprawling park spanning two-million square feet inside a five-story building and includes the world’s largest aquarium. SeaWorld Abu Dhabi features eight themed realms, transporting guests from the shores of Abu Dhabi to rugged cliffs of the Pacific Northwest and beyond, all while paying precise care to the health and well-being of the animals that live there. In his review of SeaWorld Abu Dhabi, Robert Niles, the founder of Theme Park Insider, described the experience, “In Abu Dhabi, SeaWorld finally has a park that rivals Disney and Universal for immersive environments. It’s a stunning reimagining of what a SeaWorld park can be.”
PGAV recognizes the collaborative effort, expertise, and creativity the team poured into the project for the past ten years. Visiting together will allow the team to commemorate this ground-breaking project, share stories about the design and construction, and inspire their future work.
The trip also allows employees to immerse themselves in a rich and diverse culture, broadening their perspectives. As a company that works internationally, it’s valuable to be exposed to new experiences and cultures and foster cultural understanding. Creating shared memories is a profound opportunity to enhance the collaborative and cohesive atmosphere at PGAV.
All three divisions of the company, PGAV Destinations, PGAV Planners, and PGAV Architects, will be on the trip with more than 260 employees and their guests from St. Louis, Orlando, and Kansas City.
PGAV’s CEO, Mike Konzen, expressed his pride in the team and excitement for the trip, “We know creative people draw from their life experiences. Exploring Abu Dhabi together will be a transformational opportunity, enhancing our team dynamic and forming even stronger relationships with one another. It will be an unforgettable experience that will inspire, motivate, and celebrate our team. We’re excited to have the ability to provide this tremendous opportunity for our team.”
Over the past two decades, the United Arab Emirates, including Abu Dhabi, has been actively working to establish itself as an entertainment, arts, and tourism hub. It opened institutions like the Louvre Abu Dhabi, Ferrari World, and Yas Waterworld.
The trip to Abu Dhabi will also include visits to the Sheik Zayed Grand Mosque, the Louvre, and Qasar Al Watan Presidential Palace.
About PGAV Destinations
PGAV Destinations is a global leader in the planning and design of unique destinations. Now entering its sixth decade, the practice has evolved to become the ideal destination-consulting partner, skilled at developing growth-oriented master plans and translating those plans into successful projects. No other firm offers such an integrated approach to destination planning.
PGAV Destinations’ key clients include industry leaders such as The Smithsonian, Chimelong Group, National Geographic, SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Port Aventura, Bass Pro Shops, Kennedy Space Center, the Georgia Aquarium, and many others.