Roger Abi Haidar & Ammar AlSaadi
World premieres for Qatar Motor Show
Doha, January 10, 2013
A line-up this year of international car brands, some of which will be world premieres, alongside interesting side events will form part of the agenda for a major motor show set to take place in Doha this month.
The Qatar Motor Show will on January 29 and run until February 1 in the Doha Exhibition Center.
Hosted jointly by the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA), q.media Events, and GL Events, the organisers held a press conference at the W Hotel in Doha.
“Qatar Tourism Authority have sought to put our stamp on this spectacular event as it reflects Qatar's growing stature in the world, due in part to the nation’s explosive economic growth in the past 10 years as the country has successfully developed its vast natural resources in gas and oil and exported these to markets around the world,” said Ammar Al Saadi, the acting head of Exhibitions at the Qatar Tourism Authority.
“In line with a strong national vision imparted by our country's esteemed leadership, Qatar has thus emerged as a flagship new business destination in the Gulf region with the ability to host so many international exhibitions, conferences, meetings and special events – and this makes the Qatar Motor Show even more special.”
“Each year the Qatar Motor Show has put the country firmly on the global automotive industry map by showcasing the newest models and the latest industry developments, many for the first time ever, in Qatar,” continued Al Saadi.
Al Saadi highlighted the importance of the Qatar Motor Show, not only to the MICE sector, but to Qatar’s tourism segment as a whole.
“We at the Qatar Tourism Authority want to realize our aim to build this into one the region's most important motor event that attracts international interest on a large scale,” said Al Saadi.
According to Al Saadi, the motor industry is important to Qatar and equally Qatar is a significant market for the car industry, both underlining how important QTA’s drive behind the show is, making nothing less than a massive highpoint in the region’s calendar that brings visitors to Qatar in huge numbers.
Roger Abi Haidar, q.media events’ general manager, unveiled the identity of the 2013 Qatar Motor Show – a striking logo featuring the combination of Qatar’s symbol along with a sports car basking in a glowing aura.
“We believe that this concept is fitting for the Qatar Motor Show – a concept that bridges our heritage with the future,” said Abi Haidar.
“Two important elements were merged into one: the falcon, the symbol of our great State of Qatar, and a sports car – an obvious representation of the Qatar Motor Show itself. The merger combines tradition, power, and speed all into one, with the bright and glowing colours representing the very same effect that a car speeding through the night would have.”
“Practically every car brand will unveil their latest models – some for the first time in the region, and others for the first time in the world. The Arab world’s first locally-designed and manufactured luxury hyper car will be showcased for the first time,” Abi Haidar continued.
“Furthermore we are very proud to host Bertone, a pillar in the exclusive prestigious automobile industry; a brand synonymous with innovation and luxury since 1912. As well as perfectly preserved vehicles from previous generations will be paraded together in the Class Car Show. Outdoors, visitors can enjoy watching experts drift their powerful cars, obstacle courses, and other sporting activities,” he concluded.
The 2013 Qatar Motor Show, the region’s biggest automotive event, will showcase brands from across the globe, from family sedans, to SUVs, luxury vehicles, and to sports cars. – TradeArabia News Service