Qatar Chamber has announced that Qatar Industrial Manufacturing Company (QIMC) will be supporting as diamond sponsor the ‘Made in Qatar 2018’ exhibition slated from November 5 to 9 in Oman.
This year’s edition, organised by Qatar Chamber in co-operation with Ministry of Energy and Industry and Qatar Development Bank, is the second time that ‘Made in Qatar’ is being held overseas. The event is expected to gather 200 companies and factories from Qatar, the chamber has said in a statement.
The five-day expo aims to exchange experiences with Omani companies in the industrial sectors, as well as to introduce Omani to Qatari products and opening up new foreign markets to small and large Qatari companies.
On the sidelines of the expo, a ‘Qatari-Omani Business Forum’ will be organised to offer an opportunity for businessmen from both side to discuss means of enhancing cooperation ties, and establishing joint ventures for the benefit of both economies.
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 recently.
Al-Ansari said: “The company is very keen to provide support to the exhibition from its first edition to help promote Qatari products abroad.”
He affirmed that Qatar’s industrial sector was not affected by the siege imposed on the country more than one year ago, noting that “it showed significant growth in light of the wide range of incentives and facilities offered by the Qatari government to support investment climate.”
Al-Ansari also praised the strong economic relations between Qatar and Oman, particularly after the launch of a direct route between Hamad and Sohar ports, which contributed to increasing trade exchange between the two countries.
“Oman is a very important trade partner to Qatar. Both countries’ markets are attractive and encourage Qatari and Omani businessmen to further co-operate,” he stressed.
Al-Ansari noted that QIMC started in May 1990 to become, within a short period of time, “one of the pioneering companies in the field of small and medium scale industries in Qatar.” QIMC has equity interest in 18 projects in various industries, including chemicals, petrochemicals, construction materials, and food processing.
Al-Sharqi said QMIC’s diamond sponsorship to the event proved the company’s “great interest” in supporting and developing the national industry. He also commended the company’s key role in supporting the industrial sector in Qatar.
“The expo represents a good opportunity for both countries’ companies to explore means of enhancing co-operation. It is a platform for Qatari and Omani businessmen to discuss the investment opportunities galore at all sectors and establish trade alliances that benefit both economies,” said al-Sharqi, who also lauded the “distinguished relations” both countries enjoy.
“Oman is an important trade partner of Qatar and the Sultanate had topped Qatar’s list of non-oil export destination,” he added.
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