Doha – Under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, Project Qatar 2019 is to host 15 international pavilions at the 16th edition of the premier exhibition specializing in construction and all related industries, alongside a conference, which opens on Monday, April 29. This year’s event is expected to draw 20,000 visitors at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC).
Year on year, Project Qatar continues to attract the biggest global players in the construction market and provide unparalleled opportunities to secure deals with decision makers in the Qatari market. This edition is expected to be the most diverse to date, with over 500 exhibitors and 34 countries represented.
The countries represented at this year’s 15 official national pavilions include Algeria, Austria, Belgium, China, Germany, India, Iran, Italy, Kuwait, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Russia, Turkey, and the United Kingdom. The pavilions offer brands and companies from the same national markets the opportunity to jointly introduce their services and products to the Qatari market.
Speaking on behalf of the event organizers, IFP Qatar, Mr. Haidar Mshaimesh, Acting General Manager, said: “The international pavilions offer a central showcase for global and local companies to maximize exposure for their services, products, expertise, and technology, and it is also easier for buyers to locate key suppliers. The pavilions have long been one of the biggest contributors to the success of Project Qatar, and the increase in the number of international pavilions this year certainly promises a positive impact on Qatar’s construction sector.”
Considered Qatar’s largest exhibition for construction materials, equipment, and technology, Project Qatar is also the longest established event where global and local construction firms can showcase their latest services, products, and equipment, expand their market presence, and forge new business relations.
Ghassan Oueijan, Managing Director of Nakheel Landscapes, Outdoor Turnkey Solution Sponsor, said: "It is a great opportunity to be part of the 16th edition of Project Qatar as one of the main sponsors. This event has proven itself to be an ideal platform to attract new businesses as we showcase our range of activities which have been transforming Qatar's landscapes for 21 years. Most of the main governmental infrastructure projects are almost completed or are under construction. We believe that beautification and maintenance works will be our primary activity during the coming years, to make the country greener for the residents and millions of expected visitors.”
With hundreds of new exhibitors and brands participating, and a large number of expected visitors, several platforms have been introduced for visitors to navigate through the event sessions and exhibitions. The B2B Matchmaking Platform will facilitate exhibitors and visitors to directly meet qualified buyers, distributors, and decision-makers through one-on-one meetings, while the Hosted Buyers Program, sponsored by the National Tourism Council, will offer buyers a personalized diary to meet with leading suppliers from the sector of their choice and will include knowledge sessions and invitation-only networking events.
Mr. Shakeel Khan, Head of International Sales and Country Head Qatar, Karss Paint Industries (Pvt.) Ltd. (Happilac Paints), Exclusive Paints Sponsor, said: “We believe that B2B platforms are the easiest way to evaluate market trends and explore business opportunities, as we look forward to more business ahead of us. Project Qatar is a prestigious event and we are proud to be part of it, and also to represent Pakistan at the exhibition.”
Echoing Mr. Shakeel, Mr. Kassem Dwairi, General Manager at Monneli, participating at Project Qatar for the first time as a Gold Sponsor, said: “Monneli is a firm believer in the strength of the Qatari market and the growth we can see coming. We would like to be a part of the boom and the construction capabilities in Qatar especially in the next few years leading up to 2022, and beyond. We look forward to a successful Project Qatar event.”
Dedicated product zones at Project Qatar are designed to highlight specific sectors and products within the industry. These zones include Heavy Max 2019, Qatar Stone Tech 2019, and “Smart District” showcasing Qatar’s Smart Nation Program and other innovations in smart applications in building, energy, and transportation.
More than 500 exhibitors from 34 countries including 350 international companies, more than 20,000 expected visitors, 25,000 square meters of exclusive showrooms featuring the latest and finest products and services, as well as accompanying events to cover the wider needs of the sector, and other features are elements that will make Project Qatar 2019 the premier business event in Qatar and the region.
Mr. Ziad Alaskari, General Manager, Steel Master Limited, Silver Sponsor, said: “We are proud to be part of the enormous growth and development of Qatar in which we have participated by executing strategic and prestigious projects in Qatar. We believe in working as one team and we thank Project Qatar for bringing together all the leading companies in Qatar under one umbrella.”
Project Qatar is organized by IFP Qatar. It will be open to the public from April 29 to May 1, 2019 from 12:00pm – 09:00pm at Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre. For further information, visit http://www.projectqatar.com
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