Under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, IFP Qatar has announced details of the 15th edition of Project Qatar, the region’s leading international construction technology and building materials exhibition, during a press conference at The Intercontinental Doha – The City, marking a significant milestone for Project Qatar, which has been gathering buyers, suppliers and decision makers from the construction sector to network, negotiate, and forge deals in Qatar for the past 15 years.
Held from May 7 to 10, 2018 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center, the country’s only business exhibition specialized in construction and all related industries is geared at unlocking new opportunities from the ongoing implementation of major development projects across the country in line with the Qatar Vision 2030 and FIFA World Cup 2022, the two main growth drivers for the sector.
With over 200 billion worth of investments and development opportunities ongoing in Qatar, the government has earmarked about QR 29 billion for new projects this year.
Celebrating 15 years of its journey with Qatar’s growth, Project Qatar will hold for the first time the Future Projects Qatar Conference, a new platform which will discuss and showcase existing projects and upcoming opportunities in one of the most lucrative markets in the country and the fastest growing in the region, from May 7 to 9. It will feature a series of keynotes, presentations, and panel discussions covering updates and innovation in infrastructure projects for important sectors such as transport, healthcare, education, water, sporting events, and tourism.
In his welcome address, Haidar Mshaimesh, Projects Director, IFP Qatar, said: “Project Qatar is once again spearheading the country’s construction sector to unravel market opportunities and strengthen the linkages among key stakeholders as the country pushes ahead with its diversification efforts and move towards a post-oil economy. The event is an ideal platform for every prospective market player seeking to contribute to Qatar’s endeavor to achieve sustainable development, under the direction of its wise leadership.”
Mshaimesh added: “Project Qatar has successfully positioned itself as the most strategic venue for addressing the challenges in the industry and unlocking the massive potentials of the construction industry. We continue to support the sector’s efforts geared towards meeting the objectives of the National Vision 2030 through initiatives that would further shed light on unlocking new business opportunities.”
More than 400 exhibitors from over 21 countries are expected to participate in the event, supported by various diplomatic communities in Qatar including Kuwait, Iran, Turkey, China, Italy, UK, Germany, and Pakistan. Among Qatar’s business leaders which are sponsoring the event are Manateq, Al Sraiya Holding Group, Doha Kowate, Nakheel Landscapes, Palmera Landscape, Hempel, Qatar Building Company, NBK Heavy Equipment, Watermaster, PERI, and others.
“We are confident that this edition will create a significant impact for key decision makers such as project owners, contractors, sub-contractors, service and technology providers, consultants, investors and regulators who take part in designing the future of Doha and of the entire country. We remain steadfast in our commitment to provide the industry with the ideal solutions that will place Qatar as a global leader in infrastructure development,” Pierre Boueri Managing Director-Founder, Watermaster, added.
Ghassan Oueijan, Managing Director of Nakheel Landscapes, concluded: “It is a great opportunity to be part of the 15th edition of Project Qatar as one of the main sponsors. It has proven itself to be an ideal platform to attract new businesses as we showcase our range of products which has been transforming Qatar’s landscapes for 20 years. The show has been growing year after year and it is very encouraging to see the number of visitors seriously looking to expand their operations in Qatar.”