More than 16,000 visitors expected to attend 14th edition of construction trade show, organiser says
Project Qatar 2017 will host a total of 516 exhibitors from 33 countries at its 14th edition from May 8 to 11 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre.
The organisers of the international trade exhibition in the Qatari capital also said that more than 16,000 visitors from across the globe are expected to attend the event, which will also be supported by the embassies of France, Italy, Germany, Belgium, China, Turkey, Kuwait, and Pakistan in Qatar.
At a press conference in the InterContinental Doha – The City, the organisers said that Project Qatar will hold a series of expert-led workshops on key issues within the construction sector, touching upon topics such as construction codes, Green construction, dispute resolution, quality control systems and Alkali-Silica Reaction (ASR) in concrete structures, among others.
George Ayache, general manager at the event’s organiser, IFP Qatar, said: “The groundwork and business networking needed in order to optimise the capabilities that global construction has to offer require a dedicated platform for companies of all sizes to build business relations and secure major successful deals. Project Qatar is once again leading the construction sector in building on opportunities for expanding the country’s prospects independent from the oil and gas sector as its major source of income and become a more diversified economy.
“The construction industry plays a very important role in achieving infrastructure development and thereby attracting foreign direct investments into the country, consistent with Qatar’s vision of becoming a leading hub in the region for world events, including the FIFA World Cup which will be held in 2022.”
Nidal Alotaibi, CEO of leading Qatari construction company, QD-CPC Industries, said: “For the last few years, Project Qatar has managed to position itself as a strategic venue to discuss and review timely industry topics while also networking with top enterprises from across the region. The event continues to demonstrate its support for the country’s hosting of the 2022 FIFA World Cup and in the move to realize the goals and objectives of National Vision 2030.
“Serving as the gold sponsor for this event will allow us to illustrate the differentiated building materials and unique services QD-CPC Industries deliver through its six Qatar based building materials factories for the existing and coming massive developments in the construction sector. Rest assured that we will remain steadfast in our commitment to provide the industry with complete building solutions needed in creating world-class infrastructure in Qatar.”
Anurag Guglani, CEO at Doha-based construction and engineering services provider, Nehmeh Corporation, said: “This year marks our 13th time to participate in this event as the official industrial solutions partner. The event continues to be a strategic platform for us to showcase our diverse range of products and to present construction solutions to the country. Our company, which is engaged in every aspect of construction solutions, represents various brands that are considered as world leaders in their respective categories.
“Our Nehmeh Stand will display brands like Makita, Nehmeh Air Conditioners, Stampa, SDMO, Geo Fennel, Portacool, Novovent, Spray Cannon, Koshin, Rawlplug, Chicago Pneumatics (CP) and U-Pol. We will also be showcasing Qatar’s first and only locally manufactured Air Handling Unit (AHU) and Fan Coil Unit (FCU) while Makita’s latest range of Li-ion battery-operated outdoor tools and AVT (Advanced Vibration Technology) will also be featured at the Live Demo sessions of Project Qatar.”