10 May, 2015

Qatar National Convention Centre appoints Ken Jamieson as General Manager

Doha, QATAR, 10 May, 2015Ken Jamieson was appointed as the General Manager of Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC), one of the most sophisticated convention and exhibition centres in the world, operated by AMLAK.

Qatar National Convention Centre appoints Ken Jamieson as General Manager
Doha, QATAR, 10 May, 2015

Ken Jamieson was appointed as the General Manager of Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC), one of the most sophisticated convention and exhibition centres in the world, operated by AMLAK.

AMLAK, an established Qatari holding group, is committed to Qatar's National Vision and manages a strategic portfolio of assets, across sectors such as hospitality and leisure, real estate, event venues and services. AMLAK's value propositions are of a world class standard and it is on the consideration list of several global clients and agencies in both a government and private capacity.

Speaking on his recent appointment, Ken Jamieson said, "I am excited to take on this new challenge with QNCC and build on the solid foundations laid down since its inception. My aim is to reestablish QNCC as a venue that is beyond a convention centre, but an international learning exchange environment, where the customer experience is at the core of everything we do. It is through creativity and innovation, integrity and teamwork that we will continue to deliver excellence, while retaining our unique Qatari hospitality."

"I believe there are many further opportunities for the growth and development of the country's flagship venue, and I look forward to enhancing the prominence of the convention centre in the region and promoting its already considerable reputation through the delivery of outstanding services," he continued.

Following a year working with AMLAK's venue management team, Ken brings a wealth of knowledge, derived from his 24 years of regional event experience, working with Informa Plc, IIR Middle East, Dubai World Trade Centre and the ITP Publishing Group.  A creative, proactive and engaging business leader, Ken has proven expertise in creating, developing and delivering major exhibitions, conferences, awards, live and sporting events in the Middle East.

 "Ken brings fresh, market relevant experience to his new role. Above all he is a strong leader with forward thinking strategies and a commercial drive that will only grow and enhance the reputation of the QNCC. We are fully confident that in his capacity as General Manager, Ken will take the reins and lead QNCC to becoming the best convention and exhibition centre in the region," said, Chief Executive Officer Abdul Aziz al-Emadi of Amlak.

Since its opening, QNCC has played host to some of the most prominent events from across the world and is instrumental in bringing the 2030 Qatar National Vision to life.

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About QNCC
Located on Education City 2,500-acre campus, the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC), officially opened its doors on December 4, 2011. It is one of the most sophisticated convention and exhibition centres built to date. The QNCC aims to go beyond convention by bringing events to life, as it offers fully flexible and adaptable space options to suit a wide variety of conferences, meetings, exhibitions, performances, concerts and gala events. It is is on the roster of preferred venues for both local and global entities as it offers the highest standards in security following global best-practice standards. The QNCC has had the honour of hosting many prestigious events; including, the UN Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in April 2015. The venue has the capacity to host meetings for 10 people and conferences for 10,000 people, providing the same high standards of cutting-edge presentation technology and wireless conference management systems. The QNCC has been recognized as one of the best convention center's in the Middle East, and has most recently been awarded the Middle East's Leading Exhibition and Convention Centre by the World Travel Awards 2014.​

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