Discover America Festival set to spotlight best of innovation
October 24 2019 01:39 AM
Discover America Festival

The US embassy has announced the 2019 Discover America Festival, which brings the best of American innovation and culture to Qatar. 
Launched yesterday, the fest will run until November 2, featuring events to explore American innovation, education, fashion, business, music, consumer products, food, and films. All events are open to the public.
Al-Shaya Group will run promotions on famous American brand names including Foot Locker, West Elm, Bath and Body Works, Pottery Barn, Pinkberry, Payless, Shake Shack, and Texas Roadhouse. 
LuLu Hypermarket will feature special promotions on American products, as well as new lines that support a healthier lifestyle and foster environmental sustainability. 
The embassy will also have a booth at Qitcom next week to promote the Select USA Investment programme and share information with entrepreneurs on investing in the US as well as to highlighting the existing US-Qatar partnership on smart cities and technology.
For film movie-goers, the US embassy is partnering with the Doha Film Institute to present the “Cinema Under the Stars” series, every evening until October 26 at the Museum of Islamic Art Park. The free screenings will begin at 7pm.
The US embassy said in a statement that after more than 45 years of friendship and partnership, relations between the US and Qatar have never been stronger. 
“The US continues to be Qatar’s largest trading partner and the largest source of foreign investment in Qatar. Trade has increased by more than 17% in the first eight months of 2019 compared to 2018. 
“Nearly 40,000 Qataris and residents of Qatar visit the US every year, 15,000 of them as students. More than 100 US-based companies are located in Qatar”.
The latest updated schedule of events and promotions for the 2019 Discover America Festival is available on, Twitter –  @USEmbassyQatar, Facebook @USEmbassyQatar, and Instagram @USAinQata

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