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Qatar Self-Sufficiency Exhibition 2018 well on track to promoting Qatar’s self reliance into the future

The unprecedented event which follows the nation’s bold foresight and vision, looks forward to welcoming local and international exhibitors

(left) Assem Zeid Abo Fakher, Exhibition Manager, Khalid Abdullah Al Mana, Executive Director of Business Finance at Qatar Development Bank and Abdulrahman Al Obaidly, Chairman of HiSky Tourism and Exhibitions during press conference on Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition Sponsors held at Rotana City Center yesterday.
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Doha, Qatar – 29 January, 2018: The much-anticipated Qatar Self-Sufficiency Exhibition 2018, a pioneering event of its kind is drawing great interest among investors and companies, both local and international. Scheduled to be held between 1 to 3 April 2018 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC), preparations for the trailblazing event have been moving at a fast pace. Several enthusiastic exhibitors, partners and sponsors have validated their commitments.

The upcoming exhibition is a clear demonstration that the country is being steered towards growth and success, under the able and visionary governance of its leaders, even as the blockade imposed on Qatar is well into its 8th month. The nation has continued to move ahead, displaying resilience and a clear determination to grow and become self reliant.

Ministry of Economy and Commerce will be the Main Partner of the prestigious event, while Qatar Development Bank (QDB) will be the Official Partner, Qatar Airways will serve as the Official Carrier, and Qatari Businessmen Association as Development Partner. More than 120 leading local, regional and international production line manufacturers from nearly 20 countries are expected to take part.

Emphasizing the significance of the event, Abdulrahman Saleh Al Obaidly, Chairman of Hisky for Tourism and Exhibitions, Organizers of the Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition 2018, said: “Hisky for Tourism and Exhibitions is privileged to be able to partner with Qatar’s goal and commitment towards becoming self reliant, through Qatar Self-Sufficiency Exhibition 2018. This maiden venture is well in line with Qatar’s long-standing position of leading from the front. It follows the bold vision and wise leadership of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, to ensure the strength and stability of the economy.

The objective behind events like the Qatar Self-Sufficiency Exhibition 2018 is to effectively restrict the consequences of the blockade, while simultaneously diversifying the economy and promoting self reliance. It lays the ground for local, regional and international companies to invest in manufacturing products here, in Qatar.”

Keeping with the vision of economic diversification, a broad spectrum of sectors have identified for participation. They comprise the food industry, pharmaceutical industry, agriculture, industrial production and relevant components of the environmental sector such as recycling and sustainability plants, among others. Companies engaged in dairy production, recycling, and industrial production have already confirmed participation.

In his turn, the Assistant Undersecretary for Consumer Protection at the Ministry of Economy and Commerce, Sheikh Jassim Bin Jabor Al-Thani, said: “Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition in its first edition, represents a great initiative to strengthen the cooperation between local, regional and international production lines firms. The support of the Ministry to this exhibition comes in line with the Ministry’s vision to strengthen the partnership between Government and Private sectors and encourage businessmen and investors to play an active role in establishing new projects to meet the State’s self-sufficiency in all sectors and hence participate in the economic growth.

“The government has issued new legislations and incentives that protect and encourage local producers by establishing a committee on the “protection of national products and combating practices that harm them in international trade”. Additionally, The Ministry is always keen in creating promising investment opportunities by updating and facilitating the conditions and procedures of establishing new companies for all sectors, in addition to other steps that support the local product, the private sector and investors,” he added.

Khalid Abdulla Al Mana, Executive Director of Business Finance at Qatar Development Bank (QDB), affirmed the benefits of the exhibition and said: “Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition, the first-of-its-kind initiative, provides the best environment to encourage investment in several sectors in the State of Qatar, namely the manufacturing sector. This exhibition opens new opportunities for major industries to showcase their latest solutions and services that answers the state’s diversification strategy.

At Qatar Development Bank we continue to support local SMEs and strengthen their capacity to contribute to the state’s economic sustainability. In addition, we remain committed to activating the manufacturing sector and elevating SMEs to become the main provider for the State of Qatar.”

H.E. Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al-Thani, Chairman of Qatari Businessmen Association praised Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition 2018, confirming that Qatar is now ready to welcome all projects that offer added value specially after the regulations and procedures announced by His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani and related to free zones and foreign investments where any foreign investor can invest 100% in Qatar. He also said that Qatar Self-Sufficiency Exhibition is considered a platform to foreign investors to showcase their projects and meet Qatari businessmen. He also invited all Qatari companies in all sectors to take part in this exhibition and take advantage of the opportunities that this exhibition will offer.

Keeping with the high demand, 10000 sqm2 of space has been allocated to the exhibition area. Participation is expected from several countries including: Kuwait, Oman, Lebanon, UK, Turkey, Spain, USA, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Iran, China, Japan, India, Malaysia and Sweden, with about eight countries having already reserved booth space.

The expo is being supported by a notable line-up of sponsors. City Center Rotana Doha Hotel will be the Official Hotel Partner, while QBusiness Magazine, Al Raya and Gulf Times will be the Media Partners.

For more details or to secure space at the Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition 2018, contact assem@q-sse.com or call +974 50304042.

      

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 assem@q-sse.com or call +974 50304042.

  

Qatar Ministry of Economy and Commerce Main Partner in Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition 2018

Government ministry partners Inaugural expo that will serve as “pivotal stage” for exhibitors to showcase latest innovations to service productions lines in drive for diverse, sustainable national economy 

Doha, Qatar – 24 December 2017: – The organisers of Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition, has announced that the Ministry of Economy and Commerce is the Main Partner in the exhibition which is considered a first-of-its-kind event in Qatar and the region. The exhibition is recognised as a key driver in Qatar’s goal for a diverse, sustainable economy based on knowledge and innovation.

With the country pressing on towards the National Vision 2030 plan, under the bold and visionary leadership of his Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, new opportunities continue to open for local and international business leaders to contribute towards a dynamic, self-sufficient national economy. With self-sufficiency a key pillar in the long-term strategy, there is a growing need for new lines of production within the country that will help facilitate a sustainable economy of the future.

The Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition 2018 will provide a platform for the production line manufacturers and decision makers spanning the full spectrum of sectors, to demonstrate the latest solutions and services to support the country’s progressive diversification strategy, improve production line efficiencies and operations to demonstrate how they are helping to shape the country’s future.

The Ministry of Economy and Commerce has assured that its participation in the inaugural edition of Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition aligns with its endeavors to support Qatar’s goal of achieving self-sufficiency. The Ministry added that Qatar has implemented strategies and plans to reach its goal by creating partnerships between the public and private sector. It supports local producers and encourages the private sector to develop projects that benefit the Qatari economy. The Ministry also facilitates the process for establishing new companies, including issuing permits to practice any trade and firmly believes the Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition constitutes an important initiative to reinforce partnerships and cooperation between industries.

“There are many opportunities available for businesses to contribute to the bold strategy of the State of Qatar. Through the exhibition we want to attract the most important manufacturers of production lines from local, regional and international markets, that serve various sectors, including food industry, pharmaceutical industry, agriculture, as well as environmental issues such as recycling,” said Abdulrahman Saleh Al Obaidly, Chairman of HiSky for Tourism and Exhibitions, organisers of the Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition 2018.

“This event is a must for key industry professionals; for manufacturers of production lines and those looking for the latest solutions to facilitate growth and increase their contribution to the forward-thinking national plans for diversification,” he added. “We are honored to have the Ministry of Economy and Commerce as Main Partner. We look forward to welcoming other government and semi-government entities and private sector organizations.”

The Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition 2018, a first for the region, will host 120 leading exhibitors from countries such as Kuwait, Lebanon, UK, Turkey, Spain, USA, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Iran, China and more, providing them with a chance to showcase their latest products and solutions to service Qatar’s needs and facilitate them with greater, easier access and crucial facetime with their target audience.

Ground-breaking Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition 2018 will enhance country’s drive for diversified national economy

Inspired by Qatar’s visionary leadership, inaugural expo provides perfect platform for more than 120 local and international exhibitors to showcase latest manufacturing and production solutions to boost Qatar’s self-sufficiency goal 

Doha, Qatar – 20 November 2017: The ground-breaking Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition 2018, a first-of-its-kind event, will serve as an interface into how the country is building for a courageous and stimulating future with an innovative and diversified national economy through the bold and visionary leadership of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar.

Due to the positive response and the interest of many companies to take part in this exhibition, the dates of the exhibition have changed to 1 – 3 April, 2018, at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC), and the exhibition area increased to 10,000 sqm2 subject to expansion.

The inaugural Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition will present industry leaders, production line manufacturers, and decision makers with the perfect platform to demonstrate how they are contributing to shaping the country’s dynamic future.

The innovative industry event will attract more than 120 leading local, regional and international production line manufacturers from more than 10 countries that serve a whole gambit of sectors, including the food industry, healthcare, agriculture, heavy industry, manufacturers of raw materials such as wood and plastic, as well as environmental issues such as recycling and sustainably.

Exhibitors that serve the manufacturing sector; logistics and shipping; and financial sector entities, specifically those financing projects, will also be present at the show.

In addition to attracting established industry players, the exhibition will host foreign investors and entities eager to get a foothold in the Qatari market and contribute to the rapidly-evolving economic landscape and the bold future direction of the country.

“The idea for the Qatar Self Sufficiency exhibition emanated from 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. Qatar has made significant developments in increasing its personal profile for self-sufficiency,” said Abdulrahman Saleh Al Obaidly, Chairman of Hisky for Tourism and Exhibitions, organisers of the Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition 2018.

“The exhibition is a must-attend event for key industry professionals in the global production and manufacturing sectors to showcase their latest innovations and those looking for the solutions to facilitate growth and enhance their contribution to the forward-thinking national agenda,” he added.

“As a first-of-its kind event, it will provide exhibitors greater, easier access and crucial facetime with their target audience. We look forward to the participation of governmental and semi-governmental institutions and to all investors looking to be part of the Qatari market.”

“In addition to providing a platform for exhibitors to showcase their latest innovations, the Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition 2018 will serve as a conduit for industry and manufacturing powerhouses to share expertise, knowledge and, ideas and vision on how collective contributions can be enhanced in the interests of the Qatar National Vision 2030 plan (QNV 2030). Under the QNV 2030 plan, Qatar’s inspirational leadership has already embarked on positive steps to diversify the economy away from a reliance on fossil fuels, with a vast range of continued investments spanning the full spectrum of sectors,” said Mr. Youssef Ahmed Taher, CEO of Hisky for Tourism and Exhibitions.

In attracting leading exhibitors from across a range of the sectors, the exhibition will place a strong emphasis on the key pillars of the QNV 2030 with a focus on innovation; entrepreneurship; excellence in healthcare and education; infrastructure; efficiency of public services and transparent governance.

Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition has also announced that City Center Rotana Doha Hotel is the Official Hotel Partner for the event and on this occasion Mr. Martin Kendall General Manager of City Centre Rotana Doha said: “City Center Rotana Doha is delighted to support such an important event for Qatar, and in doing so we want to contribute our part to 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.  As sponsors of the ground-breaking Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition 2018, we reiterate our commitment to the country’s progressive diversification strategy, improve production line efficiencies and operations, and address Qatar National Vision 2030.”

In his turn Mr. Assem Abou Fakher, Exhibition Manager said: “It is my pleasure to be part of the first Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition. Preparations has already started and we have put a consolidated sales and marketing plan to attract the biggest number of exhibitors locally and internationally as well as sponsors. We are hoping that the exhibition will get a large response from local companies who are searching for production lines manufacturers and new industries, and from international companies who are looking to enter the Qatari market.”

The Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition 2018 aims to attract exhibitors from Kuwait, Lebanon, UK, Turkey, Spain, USA, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Iran, China, Japan and more to highlight the range of opportunities available for overseas entities to contribute to Qatar’s future.

For more details or to secure space at the Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition 2018, contact assem@q-sse.com  or call +974 50304042.

Ground-breaking Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition 2018

Ground-breaking Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition 2018 inspired by visionary leader’s drive for diversified national economy

Inaugural expo to be held from 1 to 3 April provides perfect platform to showcase latest production lines for food, healthcare, industrial and environmental sectors 

Doha, Qatar – 9 October 2017: Thanks to the bold and visionary leadership of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, on the importance of Self Sufficiency – which is one of the top priorities in the state’s strategies – the inaugural Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition, a first-of-its kind exhibition, will be held from 1 to 3 April 2018 at Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre.

In his speech on July 21, 2017, His Highness said: “We are called upon to open our economy to investments and initiatives so that we produce our own food and medicine, diversify our sources of income, achieve our economic independence… On numerous occasions I have directed our institutions to pursue the pursuit a policy of economic openness and diversification. At this stage, this is no longer a matter of luxury for us, but a binding and inevitable course of action, leaving no room for complacency. This is the responsibility of all of us, government and business community alike.”

The ground-breaking Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition 2018, will provide industry heavyweights, production line manufacturers, and decision makers the perfect platform to demonstrate how they are helping to shape the country’s future. It will also bring together the who’s who of the industrial landscape from Qatar and the world under one roof.

Exhibitors spanning the full spectrum of sectors, are expected to join to demonstrate the latest solutions and services to support the country’s progressive diversification strategy, improve production line efficiencies and operations, and address Qatar National Vision 2030.

The exhibition will attract the most important manufacturers of production lines from local, regional and international markets, and that serve various sectors, including food industry, healthcare, agriculture, heavy industry as well as environmental issues such as recycling.

In addition to attracting established industry players, the exhibition will host overseas investors and entities eager to get a foothold in the Qatari market and contribute to the rapidly-evolving economic landscape.

“The exhibition idea emanates from 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. Qatar, through the endeavors of His Excellency, Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, has achieved great developments in managing its personal profile for self-sufficiency,” said Abdulrahman Saleh Al Obaidly, Chairman of HiSky for Tourism and Exhibitions, organisers of the Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition 2018.

“We look forward to the participation of governmental and semi-governmental institutions and to all investors looking to be part of the Qatari market,” he added.

This event is a must for key industry professionals, for manufacturers of production lines and those looking for the latest solutions to facilitate growth and increase their contribution to the forward-thinking national plans for diversification. This event is a first of its kind for the region and therefore will provide exhibitors greater, easier access and crucial facetime with their target audience.

Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition 2018 aims at attracting exhibitors from Kuwait, Lebanon, UK, Turkey, Spain, USA, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Iran, China and more.

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