Are the seat and place of arbitration the same?

The seat is a legal concept, while the place of arbitration is a concept that refers to a physical space. The seat of an arbitration influences the domestic courts that will support the arbitration (for instance the Court of Appeals of a given city, upon hearing a petition for annulment) and the law applicable to the case. In the other hand, the place of arbitration refers to the place where the arbitral tribunal may meet to either hold deliberations among its members, to hear witnesses, experts or parties, to examine merchandise consignments or other property or documents.