Qatar Chamber has announced that the Qatar Industrial Manufacturing Company (QIMC) is supporting the ‘Made in Qatar 2017’ exhibition as Diamond Sponsor.
The expo, slated on December 14 to 17, is organised by Qatar Chamber, in cooperation with the Ministry of Energy and Industry on a 20,000sqm area at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre.
Qatar Chamber director-general Saleh bin Hamad al-Sharqi and QIMC CEO Abdul Rahman Abdulla al-Ansari signed the sponsorship agreement at the Chamber’s headquarters yesterday.
Al-Ansari said: “This year edition is of a particular importance as it comes in parallel with exceptional circumstances, affirming that the event plays a key role in displaying and promoting locally-produces items.”
He noted that the expo provides a “brilliant opportunity” for manufacturers willing to further invest in industrial projects to identify the “absent” or “unavailable” products in the local market. It also enables investors to enter new sectors of industry the local market needs.
He said the strategy of ‘Made in Qatar’ is congruent to the company’s strategy, which makes the industrial sector a “special priority.”
“We have 20 factories that contribute to finding a greater role for local products in the national economy,” said al-Ansari, who added that the ongoing siege helped further promote local products.
Al-Sharqi said QMIC’s sponsorship proves the company’s “great interest” in supporting and developing the local industry sector.
“QMIC’s support to the expo will be an added value to its outcomes, especially it is being held during the unjust siege imposed on the country,” he pointed out.
Held under the patronage of His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, the four-day exhibition will see participation of over 300 companies and factories from Qatar.
The exhibition aims to attract more investments in the industry sector and promote locally-made products to ease dependence on imported items. It also encourages local companies to do their best to improve and develop their products, which will make Qatari products globally-competitive.
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