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Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition 2018 hosts engaging workshop to promote overseas participation in pioneering event

Attended by 32 Embassy Representatives

Session highlights opportunities for leading players in international manufacturing and production lines to bring their latest innovations to Qatar 

Doha, Qatar – 11 December 2017: The pioneering Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition 2018, a first-of-its-kind event, has gone global in its drive to demonstrate how the country is building for a courageous and stimulating future by hosting an innovative workshop for overseas embassies and national trade organizations to emphasize how their countries can participate in the exhibition and contribute to the nation’s goals.

The informative workshop, which was held at Rotana City Center Doha Hotel on December 10 was attended by 32 Commercial Attaches and representatives from various embassies in Qatar.

The workshop provided delegates with detailed, in-depth information on the exhibition and its objectives. The aim of the session was to equip embassy and trade representatives with the tools to promote the exhibition in their home countries, highlighting the vast range of opportunities available for manufacturers, stakeholders, influential entities and key decision makers across production lines to showcase their latest innovations that can contribute towards Qatar’s National Vision 2030 (QNV) plan.

The session emphasized that the inaugural exhibition which will be held in April 2018, is looking to attract more than 120 leading exhibitors from around the world serving a whole gambit of sectors, including the food industry, pharmaceutical industry, agriculture, and other industries, as well as environmental sector such as recycling and sustainability plants. The event will be the place to be for leading manufacturing and production lines, and supply chain professionals.

From his side, Abdulrahman Saleh Al Obaidly, Chairman of Hisky for Tourism and Exhibitions, organisers of the Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition 2018, said: “We highly appreciate the participation of the embassies and trade offices representatives and their crucial role in initiating bilateral connection between Qatar and their countries across all sectors. And we appreciate their participation in the exhibition which will be the foundation stone of Qatar’s socio-economic growth. Through this workshop we were able to clearly outline the opportunities available for entities and organizations from countries far and wide to take part in the exhibition and contribute towards shaping the future of Qatar, in line with the bold vision of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, to diversify the economy and the importance of self-sufficiency.”

“The workshop represented a dedicated platform to demonstrate the range of benefits in participation, from focused, vital facetime with key decision makers and target partners to a range of potential new business avenues and many more. It was encouraging to see so many country and trade representatives engaging with the workshop content and recognizing the opportunities available to their partner organizations in their respective countries. We look forward to tracking the progress of participation as we build towards the main event in 2018,” said Mr. Youssef Ahmed Taher, CEO of Hisky for Tourism and Exhibitions.

Assem Abou Fakher, Exhibition Manager, added: “Preparations are already well under way for the inaugural Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition and this lively workshop gave us a dedicated platform to showcase how and why countries can be part of the exhibition and contribute to the bold ambitions of Qatar moving forward. The level of interest in participating is already encouraging and organizations recognize the mutual benefit of being a part of such a ground-breaking event. We look forward to the coming months and welcoming more partners.”

The Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition 2018, will be held at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) from April 1-3, 2018 spanning more than 10,000 square meters of exhibition space.

The Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition 2018 aims to attract exhibitors from Kuwait, Oman, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, Lebanon, Russia, UK, Turkey, Spain, USA, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Malaysia, Singapore, Iran, China, India, South Africa, Portugal, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Sweden and more to highlight the range of opportunities available for overseas entities to contribute to Qatar’s future.

The Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition is supported by a marque line-up of sponsors, including City Center Rotana Doha Hotel as Official Hotel Partner, and QBusiness Magazine as Media Partner.

For more details or to secure space at the Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition 2018, contact or call +974 50304042.


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