*Unparalleled business opportunities at three-day exhibition and conference
Visitors have come out in droves over the last two days to be part of Qatar’s biggest exhibition for construction and related industries and to tap into the opportunities in Qatar’s fast growing construction market.
Project Qatar 2019, which concludes Wednesday at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC), is seeing Qatar’s construction industry, including local and global companies, comes out in full force. The event presents major business opportunities for all participants.
Representing 33 countries, the more than 500 exhibitors include 342 international participants. Among the top 10 participating countries are Qatar – with 161 exhibitors, China, Turkey, Kuwait, Italy, Algeria and Germany.
The top exhibiting profiles include building materials, steel products, construction systems and technology, engineering and design services, and green building buildings.
The exhibition also sees the return of Heavy Max 2019 – the 16th International Exhibition for Heavy Machinery, and Qatar Stone Tech 2019 – the 7th International Stone and Stone Technology Show and Qatar’s only exhibition dedicated to the stone industry.
Several dignitaries visited Project Qatar and toured the exhibition, including the 15 official national pavilions.
“We have been witnessing positive sentiment among the industry leadership at Project Qatar this year, especially towards innovation,” Haidar Mshaimesh, acting general manager, IFP Qatar – the event organisers, said.
Speaking for Al Sraiya Holding Group, Platinum Sponsor, Antoine Saade, executive general manager, said: “We are proud to showcase the strengths of our manpower, construction equipment, and diverse achievements over the past 40 years to potential new clients and decision makers.”
Jaber al-Hajri, proprietor, Doha Kowate Trading, Contracting & Services, said: “Our participation as Diamond Sponsor underlines the value we place on Project Qatar as a business platform for our company.”
Engineer Essa Mohammed Ali Kaldari, CEO, Qatar Primary Materials Company, Diamond Sponsor, also noted: “QPMC is benefiting tremendously from Project Qatar. As a Qatari company set up to ensure the supplies of primary materials to the local market, we are part of facilitating the construction boom in Qatar. We recognise how important a platform like Project Qatar is to bring together the construction market. The comprehensive event programme with a conference and CPD training, among others, ensures that Project Qatar caters for the diversity of the sector.”
The second day of the Project Qatar conference focused on Iconic Real Estate Developments towards 2022 FIFA World Cup.
The sessions highlighted opportunities for construction companies in advance of 2022. Among the key ongoing projects highlighted were the Museum of Islamic Art, the 2022 FIFA World Cup projects, and the National Museum of Qatar.
Speaking after the second day’s programme, Christopher John Daniels, head of HQSE at Al Darwish Engineering WLL, Gold Sponsor, said: “Project Qatar 2019 has been a very exciting experience for the Al Darwish Engineering team.”
“Al Darwish has been delivering construction projects for close to 70 years and Project Qatar is the ideal platform to share our knowledge and best practices in construction which are enabling us to exceed expectations, deliver sustainable growth and continue to ‘Build a Legacy of Excellence’ for the State of Qatar,” Daniels said.
The agenda for the final day of the conference will focus on Qatar’s Smart Cities – Transforming the Future, with sessions presented by Parsons International, Msheireb Properties, Qatar University, Vodafone Qatar, and Qatar Green Building Council.
Project Qatar is organised by IFP Qatar, under the patronage of HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani.