Project Qatar 2016, the 13th International Construction Technology and Building Materials Exhibition, held under the patronage of HE Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, concluded with great success. The 2016 edition surpassed all expectations, thanks to an overwhelming response from both exhibitors and visitors.
In its 13th edition, Project Qatar, organized by IFP Qatar at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC), witnessed major highlights including a Business to Business (B2B) matchmaking platform where Hundreds of pre-arranged B2B meetings between leading companies and visitors were held to explore the newest inventions, exchange knowledge and benefit from new business deals.
Another highlight of the show this year was Project Qatar Workshop Series, organized by IFP Qatar in collaboration with the Qatar Chamber of Commerce, to reinforce the educational and commercial aspects of the construction industry. Project Qatar Workshop Series, focused on the advancements of the technologies in this sector, addressed topics such as sustainable smart cities, modular scheme, project analytics training, quality assurance and control, product testing, the role and importance of solar energy in today’s construction sector, GSAS awareness, construction waste, energy efficiency, green interiors, new developments in building material industry, along with an HSE awareness session.
Commenting on the success that Project Qatar 2016 achieved, George Ayache, General Manager at IFP Qatar LLC, said: “Project Qatar 2016 attracted this year a huge number of professionals and decision makers from around the world, eager to network and explore the most state-of-art technologies in the construction industry. The event has proven once again this year its role as the leading construction exhibition in the gulf region by providing exhibitors and visitors with the latest insights and trends of the industry.”
IFP Qatar also organized this year a number of free tours to major mega construction sites in Qatar, including the New Port Project, Lusail City, and the Mall of Qatar, as well as a business intelligence series consisting of a number of events such as 3rd Annual LightingTech Qatar, 2nd Annual Future BIM Implementation Qatar, 3rd Annual Future Interiors Qatar, 3rd Annual Future Landscape & Public Realm Qatar, and 3rd Annual Future Drainage & Stormwater Networks Qatar.
In addition, IFP Qatar organized once again this year two yearly concurrent events: “Heavy Max 2016,” the 13th International Exhibition for Heavy Machinery, and “Qatar Stone Tech 2016,” the 5th International Stone and Stone Technology Show.
Describing his company’s participation at Project Qatar 2016, Uday Shankar, Marketing Manager at Specialized Filters & Trading Co W.L.L., said: “It is so wonderful when it comes to the organizing, and this is the fourth time we are participating. It was good.”
As Qatar is still committed to achieving the Qatar National Vision 2030 and hosting the FIFA World Cup 2022, the construction market in the country will remain one of the most appealing markets due to the wide range of business opportunities available. Project Qatar’s success this year reveals the event’s commitment to providing the best results to its participants, emphasizing IFP Qatar’s devotion to remaining one of the most leading event organizers in the Middle East region and worldwide.