A total of 516 exhibitors from 33 countries will showcase their latest equipment and services in ‘Project Qatar 2017’- an international trade exhibition for construction technology, building materials, equipment and environmental technology. The four-day expo, taking place from May 8 to 11 at Doha Exhibition and Convention Center, is expected to gather more than 16,000 visitors from across the globe.
The exhibition assumes significance as many mega construction project are going on across Qatar.
The government will spend around $103bn on major in infrastructure projects, said George Ayache, General Manager, at IFP Qatar speaking during a press conference held yesterday at the InterContinental Doha – The City Hotel yesterday.
“The groundwork and business networking needed to optimise the capabilities global construction has to offer require a dedicated platform for companies of all sizes to build business relations and secure major successful deals. Project Qatar is once again leading the construction sector in building on opportunities for expanding the country’s prospects independent from the oil and gas sector as its major source of income and become a more diversified economy,” Ayache said.
“The construction industry plays an important role in achieving infrastructure development and thereby attracting foreign direct investments into the country, consistent with Qatar’s vision of becoming a leading hub in the region for world events, including the FIFA World Cup which will be held in 2022,” he added.
Project Qatar will hold a series of expert-led workshops on key issues within the construction sector.
Nidal Alotaibi, CEO, QD-CPC Industries, said, “For the last few years, Project Qatar has managed to position itself as a strategic venue to discuss and review timely industry topics while also networking with top enterprises from across the region. The event continues to demonstrate its support for the country's hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup and in the move to realize the goals and objectives of National Vision 2030. Serving as the gold sponsor for this event will allow us to illustrate the differentiated building materials and unique services QD-CPC Industries deliver through its six Qatar based building materials factories for the existing and coming massive developments in the construction sector. Rest assured that we will remain steadfast in our commitment to provide the industry with complete building solutions needed in creating world-class infrastructure in Qatar.”
Jack Saba, Public Affairs General Manager, Sasol, “Under our corporate social responsibility (CSR) umbrella, Accessible Qatar initiative is thriving to build an inclusive society for the benefit of the disabled community. We strongly believe that the construction sector has a major role to play in this regard. Through Project Qatar 2017 exhibition, we will hopefully make a significant impact on decision makers who are designing the future of Doha and of the entire country. We appreciate the partnership with IFP and Qatar Tourism Authority for their ongoing support on the Accessible Qatar Conference and Awards Ceremony.”
The Peninsula Qatar