Qatar 2021 project kicks off at DECC
Doha: The 17th edition of Project Qatar, the international trade fair for building materials and technologies, kicked off at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) today, October 4, 2021.
Qatar’s largest construction fair is the first major in-person event in the country with the easing of restrictions associated with Covid-19, once again welcoming major local and international construction companies and professionals to Doha. industry. The event will continue until Thursday, October 7, 2021.
The event organized under the patronage of HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of the State of Qatar, was inaugurated HE Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari, Minister of Trade and Industry and Acting Minister of Finance.
The Qatar 2021 project kicked off with more than 150 exhibitors from Qatar and 11 other leading countries with the aim of connecting the world’s leading industry players with high-ranking decision makers as well as key pioneers in the local market. It also hosts The Future Project Qatar conference, the Heavy Max exhibition and the CPD trainings and workshops, all of which take place simultaneously at DECC.
The minister and other officials at the inauguration.
Haidar Mshaimesh, Managing Director of IFP Qatar, said: “We are proud to lead the reopening of major events and exhibitions in Qatar with Project Qatar 2021. The opportunities for the construction market continue to attract various parties. stakeholders from around the world and Project Qatar is well positioned to provide them with the connecting and networking platform throughout the event and beyond. We are convinced that this event will generate renewed interest among stakeholders in the sector to share good practices and innovative solutions that support the economic development of the country.
Ing. Yousef Al-Emadi, Director of Project Affairs at ‘Ashghal’ Public Works Authority, the strategic partner of the exhibition, said: “Being part of ‘Project Qatar’ in 2021 strengthens our communication with various companies in the sector. private sector involved in the implementation of major projects in the country. We believe that the exhibition is an important opportunity for us to meet consultants and entrepreneurs who will play an essential role in the realization of our future projects.
Ing. Eisa Al-Hammadi, CEO of Qatar Primary Materials Company and Abdelkrim Boukhaf, Senior Vice President – Regional Solutions and Services of Siemens also gave keynote addresses on the potential of the industry and how the sector can benefit from it. .
For his part, Ali Al Kuwari, Vice President – Marine & Industrial Equipment, Milaha added: “Exhibiting in the Qatar project offers us opportunities to showcase our main services and products, to meet and network with numerous local and international exhibitors, and to form partnerships to strengthen our brand. “
A roundtable was also organized to explore the future of construction in the country. The session focused on equipping local and foreign companies with knowledge about the benefits and incentives offered by the Qatari market, as well as how they can improve their collaboration.
Marwan Dimas, Group Marketing and Communications Director, Elegancia Group, said: “The fact that the Qatar project is taking place under the current circumstances demonstrates the resilience of the national economy and various local industries, including the sector. of construction and subcontracting, which is a pride in itself. We take advantage of exhibiting here to launch several new services. “
Meanwhile, continuing professional development (CPD) trainings for professionals have also taken off today with industry professionals taking advantage of the learning opportunity for free. Several more workshops are planned throughout the four days on various topics such as asset management, finance, finance and insurance, all of which will be facilitated by experts from various fields.
Qatar’s construction industry is deeply engaged in various prominent projects as the country prepares for the next FIFA World Cup global sporting event in 2022, as well as several ongoing infrastructure developments in accordance with at Qatar Vision 2030.