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150 global exhibitors enrich Qatar’s largest construction show

150 global exhibitors enrich Qatar’s largest construction show

Tribune News Network
Doha
More than 150 exhibitors from Qatar and 11 other leading countries are participating in Project Qatar 2021, which was inaugurated at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre on Tuesday.
Under the patronage of Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, Minister of Commerce and Industry and Acting Minister of Finance Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari inaugurated the 17th edition of Project Qatar 2021 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC) on Monday.
The four-day expo, one of the first major in-person events to be held in Qatar following the easing of restrictions associated with COVID-19, aims to connect leading global industry players with high-ranking decision-makers as well as key pioneers in the local market. The Future Project Qatar Conference, Heavy Max Exhibition, and CPD trainings and workshops are also taking place concurrently at DECC.
Haidar Mshaimesh, the General Manager of event organiser IFP Qatar, said, “We are proud of leading the reopening of major events and exhibitions in Qatar with Project Qatar 2021. The opportunities for the construction market continue to attract various stakeholders from around the world and Project Qatar is well-positioned to provide the platform for them to connect and network throughout the event and beyond. We are confident that this event will bring about renewed interest for sector players to share best practices and innovative solutions that support the economic development of the country.”
The Future Project Qatar Conference, themed ‘Raising the New Future of Construction’ this year, opened with a keynote address from Eng. Yousef Al-Emadi, Projects Affairs Director, Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’, who hailed the event’s commitment to continuously advance the construction sector amidst global challenges. He provided an overview of the project opportunities in Qatar for 2021 and onwards and urged construction industry stakeholders to take advantage of the key project opportunities in the country.
Eng. Yousef Al-Emadi, Director of Projects Affairs at the Public Works Authority ‘Ashghal’, the strategic partner of the exhibition, said: “Being part of ‘Project Qatar’ in 2021 strengthens our communication with various private sector companies involved in the implementation of the country’s major projects. We believe the exhibition serves as an important opportunity for us to meet with consultants and contractors who will play a vital role to achieving our future projects.”
Eng. Eisa Al-Hammadi, Chief Executive Officer, of Qatar Primary Materials Company and Abdelkrim Boukhaf, Senior Vice President - Regional Solutions and Services of Siemens also delivered keynote speeches discussing the potentials of the industry and how the sector can benefit from it.
Ali Al Kuwari, Vice President – Marine and Industrial Equipment, Milaha added: “Exhibiting in Project Qatar is offering us opportunities to highlight our leading services and products, meet and network with many local and international exhibitors, and form partnerships to strengthen our brand. “
A panel discussion was also held exploring the future of construction in the country. The session focused on equipping local and foreign businesses with knowledge on the benefits and incentives offered by the Qatar market, as well as how they can enhance their collaboration.
Marwan Dimas, Group’s Marketing and Communications Director, Elegancia Group, said, “The fact that Project Qatar is taking place under the present circumstances demonstrates the resiliency of the national economy and various local industries, including the construction and contracting sector, which is a pride by itself. We are taking the opportunity of exhibiting here to launch several new services.”
Meanwhile, the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Trainings for professionals also took off today with industry professionals taking advantage of the learning opportunity free of charge. Several other workshops are set to take place throughout the four days on various topics such as asset management, funding, financing, and insurance, all of which will be led by experts from a variety of fields.
Qatar’s construction sector is deeply engaged in various leading projects as the country prepares for the upcoming global sporting event FIFA World Cup in 2022, as well as several ongoing infrastructure developments in line with Qatar Vision 2030.
Project Qatar is supported and sponsored by several government entities such as Ashghal, Qatar Primary Materials Company, Milaha and QTerminals, as well as the sponsorship of several major private sector companies such as Al Sraiya Holding Group, Al Jaber Group, Vodafone, and Elegancia Group, among others. The event will continue until Thursday, October 7, 2021.

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