Mr. Ismail Hameed is an entrepreneur and one of the first people in the country to explore the publications and event industries of the Maldives. His company, High Rise was formed in 2007 as a graphic design and event management company, now expanded and incorporated with a marketing firm, operating from Male’, Maldives & Colombo, Sri Lanka.
How did you begin your career and how did you get involved with your company?
My career started straight into tourism while I began working around the age of 16 in reservations for the most classical yachts at that time. It was around the mid 90’s. My father is from ‘R. Alifushi’, an island popular for boat builders and it was a big part of our lives, so I came up with the idea for the first and exclusive Boating Tourism Publication namely “Floating Maldives” along with my friends during 2005. Private publication wasn’t a scope of many at that time and promotions of the sector lacked compared to how other tourism areas were reaching.
Highrise was formed in 2008 as a fully-fledged events company. We were the first to organize a Travel Award in the Maldives for MATATO, and the only company who has delivered Maldivian events abroad at different destinations. Our own brand, Vacations Expo will be written in history as the first Travel Exhibition held in this Country, while Maldives Living Expo is the only property show running, and the Sounds of Maldives series has been successfully delivered in Colombo, Bangalore, Kuala Lumpur, Dubai and now 2017 in Singapore.
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