Project Qatar 2019, where over 500 companies from nearly three dozen countries showcased their world-class products and building materials offered good opportunity for private sector firms, especially those with operations in the construction sector, said a senior official of Qatar Chamber which was one of the key participants at the event.
“Project Qatar is one of the most important exhibitions and conferences held in Qatar. It serves different sectors of the local economy, including services sector, industries, construction sector as well as infrastructure developmental projects,” Mohammed bin Ahmed Towar Al Kuwari (pictured), First Vice-Chairman of QC, told The Peninsula on the sidelines of the event.
Al Kuwari added: “The event is being held at the right time when most of the projects are progressing in full swing, and several important projects related to 2022 Fifa games are being given final touches which require a lot of high quality building materials such as tiles, marbles, lighting system and other products.”
He also said that 2019 edition of the coveted event was different from the previous ones as more companies and countries participated at the expo. And the conference that ran parallel to the expo also had more speakers from a wide range of organizations.
Qatar Chamber, the country’s largest and oldest private industry representative body, participated in the 16th edition of Project Qatar 2019, which was held under the patronage of H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Prime Minister and Interior Minister, and concluded at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center yesterday. The Chamber, through its pavilion, showcased and explained the services it provides as a representative of the Qatari private sector and its efforts to contribute to enhancing communication between local companies, companies and foreign institutions participating in the exhibition.
Al Kuwari also said: “Project Qatar was a good opportunity for the private sector, especially the construction companies, to learn about the building materials products offered by the participating companies and the services provided by them. Some of the major participating countries such as Italy, Algeria, Germany and others, paved the way for new partnerships and alliances to provide the local market with high quality products, services and equipment, especially since the exhibitors were mostly related to the construction and infrastructure sector projects related to 2022 Fifa World Cup.”
He added that the Chamber is keen to participate in supporting economic and trade exhibitions and activities related to enhancing cooperation between the private sector in Qatar and its sister countries. The QC is continuously engaged with foreign institutions, investors and companies that have shown interest in identifying the investment climate and the several promising sectors of the booming economy.
He noted the success of the previous editions of the exhibition, which is considered the most prominent business event in the region in the field of building and construction, whose activities have succeeded in bringing together Qatari employers and investors with buyers, suppliers and decision makers from 34 participating countries.