More than 100 Emirati companies including Dubai Exports, Sharjah Chamber and Emirates Steel will be taking part in the upcoming 'Project Qatar 2013,' a leading construction exhibition in the Middle East region which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, said the event organisers.
Unveiling the event details, event organisers IFP Qatar said Over the course of a decade, Project Qatar has grown from a trade show to a strategic access point for reaching key industry leaders and sharing ideas in a country with a clear pipeline of projects and one of the fastest growing economies in the world.
Project Qatar will run from May 6 to 9 at the Doha Exhibition Centre where more than 2,500 exhibitors from over 50 countries will showcase their products in a 70,000 sq m expo area.
The expo is split into four distinct sectors: construction technology, building materials, equipment, and environmental technology.
Emirati companies share a strong history with Project Qatar and have grown their participation in the event over the years, said the organisers.
This year marks a significant milestone for Project Qatar, which has been gathering Emirati buyers, suppliers and decision makers from the construction sector to network, negotiate, and forge deals in Qatar for the past 10 years, they added.
“All eyes are on the Qatari construction market and Project Qatar is proud provide companies from UAE with a powerful platform that supports major transactions and growth in a key market,” remarked IFP Emirates general manager Bassel Amaneddine.
"With record-setting attendance and overwhelming satisfaction among Emirati exhibitors each year, Project Qatar and IFP – together with Dubai Export and the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry - have become strong partners, empowering companies in the GCC to grow their businesses," stated Amaneddine.
"We are grateful for the continued participation of key players such as Emirates Steel – our Gold Sponsor – and welcome their presence as evidence of the quality and results Project Qatar delivers for its exhibitors," he said.
"With a 2,100 sq m national pavilion, the largest at Project Qatar for three years running, and participation from Emirati exhibitors such as Valbruna Gulf, Unique factories, Sayes, Simco, Hadelay, Gale Pacific and many others who have attended Project Qatar for several years, we celebrate the UAE’s participation and commitment to Project Qatar as we enter our 10th year," he added.
Mohammed Ali Al Kamali the director of Exports Markets Development in Dubai Exports Development Establishment, organizer of the largest national pavilion at Project Qatar said, "Trade between Qatar and UAE has reached massive values over the last decade, suggesting growing complementary business relationship. The UAE participation in Project Qatar is always considered as the biggest participation, and we at Dubai Exports participate and organize the UAE pavilion on a yearly basis and it is one of the biggest exhibitions in our agenda every year."
"Project Qatar is offering a great business platform to UAE companies. Project Qatar provides immense business opportunities for UAE companies," he noted.
Mohammed Al Amin assistant director for economic and international affairs at The Sharjah Chamber of Commerce & Industry said, "Our members see Project Qatar as a key event and that's why we are supporting UAE’s national pavilion and partnering with Project Qatar to move our companies and both markets forward.”
“This is the sixth time we participate in Project Qatar,” said Mubarak Al Khaili, Emirates Steel SVP of Marketing.
"We believe that this exhibition is an important event for us. It has offered us many opportunities and this time we also plan to showcase all our range of products for visitors to view. Project Qatar is an excellent exhibition. It’s an event that is growing every year in a market poised for exceptional growth in the present decade and it is very good business to be present here," he added.
Mohammad Mustafa Abdul Aziz, the senior trade commissioner of Matrade, the Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation pointed out that Malaysian companies are no stranger to the Qatari construction sector as they have been actively involved in various development projects in the country.
“The participation of Malaysian companies at this event is aimed to further forge more partnerships and joint ventures with local Qatari authorities and project owners to undertake projects in Qatar,” he added.-TradeArabia News Service