Qatar Development Bank (QDB), through its export arm Tasdeer, supported the participation of seven leading Qatari companies in the energy and electricity sector at the Middle East Electricity exhibition, which concludes today at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre.
Held from 11 – 13 February 2014, this is QDB’s second consecutive year helping Qatari companies boost exports at Middle East Electricity. It follows last year’s successful participation, which resulted in trade agreements providing several Qatari companies the opportunity to enter new markets.
This year’s event featured more than 1,250 exhibitors from 55 countries around the world and brought together over 47,000 experts, industry leaders and visitors from some of the biggest names in the energy and electricity industries.
Hosted by QDB, Qatar’s pavilion provided a valuable platform for local exporters to showcase their products, explore the latest technology trends, global innovations and participate in specialised workshops providing networking opportunities with global companies.
The following companies were included in the Qatari pavilion: Doha Cables, General Switchgear & Lighting Industries, Qatar International Cables Company (QICC), Uniplast Factory, Aziz Manufacturing Advanced Technology Products, Q-Tec Switchgear and Alshams Advanced Lighting Technologies.
Commenting on QDB’s participation in the event, Mr. Abdulaziz Bin Nasser Al Khalifa, QDB CEO, said: “Qatar Development Bank’s participation in this year’s Middle East Electricity exhibition is precisely in line with our strategic objective of contributing to the development of Qatar’s export sector by providing a platform for Qatari companies to network and develop new gateways into different markets.”
“We are proud of the high-quality, competitive products Qatari companies presented – meeting and exceeding the latest international standards and specifications,” Al Khalifa added.
Al Khalifa also stressed QDB’s keenness, through Tasdeer, to provide all the support needed to develop and promote made-in-Qatar products and exports. Local exports have recorded positive growth resulting from a range of initiatives launched by QDB including support for Qatari SMEs at international exhibitions such as NPE in Orlando, The Big Five in Dubai and the Plast Expo in Morocco. Other activities include identifying importers in target markets beyond the GCC region, arranging and facilitating buyer-seller meetings, as well as organizing workshops on international trade topics to raise awareness and understanding of export opportunities among Qatari SME exporters.
Tasdeer provides private sector exporters with financial solutions, credit insurance and advisory services, helping businesses boost their export capabilities. Tasdeer additionally offers match-making programmes, export development and promotion, training workshops and publishes specialised industry guides like Trade Secret and the Qatar Exporters Directory.
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