Project Qatar 2014 to attract 24 international pavilions with 47 countries in participation
Project Qatar, the 11th International Construction Technology & Building Materials Exhibition, is proud to welcome 24 international pavilions at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC), on May 12th – May 15th 2014. The countries featuring international pavilions include: Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Jordan, Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, Pakistan, Palestine, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Turkey, the UAE and the United Kingdom.
“The international pavilions have been fundamental to the success of Project Qatar, which has a long history of attracting many global exhibitors and visitors. The pavilions offer international exhibitors a central platform to showcase their expertise, products and services,” said Rawad Sleem, Project Manager, Project Qatar.
The newcomers making their debut in 2014 are Indonesia, Palestine and Romania, growing markets which are eager to participate in Project Qatar 2014 at a time where Qatar is the heart of the construction industry in the GCC and internationally. The participation of all these international pavilions demonstrates their recognition of the importance and commercial value of partnering with Project Qatar 2014, positioning their nations in Qatar, amongst key global leaders in a market experiencing world leading exponential growth in infrastructure, building and construction.
International focus has increased in anticipation of the FIFA World Cup in 2022 and working towards the achievement of the Qatar National Vision 2030. In 2014, the international response rate and interest has been vast and a large number of new global exhibitors and new countries will also appear for the first time with over 2,100 companies from 47 countries covering the QNCC’s entire 41,500 sqm of indoor and outdoor exhibition space.
Mr. Mohammed Al Afari, VP of Marketing at Emirates Steel, our Gold Sponsor said, “This is the third time we participate in Project Qatar. It is one of the leading trade exhibitions and one of the most important events for us to attend in the GCC region. Due to its diverse range of exhibitors and attendees, Project Qatar has offered us many opportunities and this year we plan to feature our entire range of products, giving us a platform to showcase our expertise in steel and enhance our access to the lucrative Qatari and GCC markets. Project Qatar is an event that is evolving every year in a market poised for exceptional growth. Taking part in such an event allows us to network effectively, have direct contact with end customers and build upon the excellent business partnerships and opportunities we made at last year’s successful exhibition.”
Francois Sporrer, French Trade Commissioner, Director of UBIFRANCE Middle East said, “There are many construction and infrastructure projects in Qatar, in preparation for the FIFA World Cup in 2022. In 2014, $US40 billion are going to be invested in various projects in this booming market. Project Qatar 2014 is definitely the place to be which is why the French pavilion organized by UBIFRANCE will gather nearly 30 French companies offering various state of the art technologies and French know-how for the building industry. Some of these companies are already active in the Qatari market and a number of others are looking forward to Project Qatar 2014 to network with partners and distributors.”
Project Qatar 2014 is also set to unveil an advanced business-to-business matchmaking platform for companies to meet potential partners and suppliers. This exhibition management software is an advanced planning technology, a simple way for visitors to register and navigate through the hundreds of exhibitors that make up Project Qatar and facilitate a connection between exhibitors and visitors who share similar interests and backgrounds.
Visitors and exhibitors will also benefit from an advanced mobile application that will provide detailed bespoke information about the event including the exhibitors’ list, show event planner and a variety of other specialized mobile features for Project Qatar 2014.
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