Some 450 companies from different industries in the country are slated to participate in the Made in Qatar exhibition, Qatar Chamber chairman Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim al-Thani announced in a statement Monday.
According to Sheikh Khalifa, who is also chairman of the exhibition’s Higher Committee, the participating companies will be representing the following sectors: food, petrochemicals, services, and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), among other industries.
Sheikh Khalifa said almost all preparations needed for the expo are complete and that the exhibition, which spans 30,000sq m, has witnessed a broad turnout of participating industrial companies.
Held under the patronage of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, the ninth edition of the exhibition is organised by the Qatar Chamber, in cooperation with the Ministry of Commerce & Industry (MOCI), from November 29 to December 2 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC).
He said the exhibition will also feature panel sessions that will address issues and challenges related to the development of the local industry.
These include, during the first day, ‘The Future of Industry in Qatar’, featuring speakers from MoCI, Qatar Development Bank (QDB), Qatar General Organisation for Standards and Metrology, Investment Promotion Agency Qatar (IPA Qatar), Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZ), and Qatar Chamber.
Three seminars will highlight the second day focusing on localisation with speakers from QatarEnergy; the Ministry of Finance, the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) and Kahramaa; and Katara Hospitality.
On the third day, a seminar titled ‘Investment Seminar to Support Qatari Entrepreneurs’ will be held, while the last day will include an interactive seminar with speakers from the Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP), QDB, and GS1 Qatar.
The exhibition aims to provide visitors with the opportunity to gain insights into the latest products and services within the industrial sector. Participants will have the chance to engage with industry experts and investors, get acquainted with the successful companies operating in the state, and understand their capacity for developing their businesses.
It also aims to enhance the Qatari industry, support the state’s efforts towards industrial development, promote Qatari products and industry both domestically and globally, encourage the utilisation of local products, decrease reliance on imported items, and stimulate investors to invest in industrial projects.
This year’s edition will focus on attracting domestic and foreign investments into Qatar’s industrial sector. The accompanying activities will provide an opportunity for businessmen and foreign investors to gain insights into Qatar's industrial sector and the investment opportunities available in this sector.
The exhibition also provides an opportunity for bilateral meetings between Qatari investors and their foreign counterparts, deal-making, and forging alliances, and partnerships in the industrial sector.
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