As the much-awaited FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 is set to kick off in November this year, Hospitality Qatar 2022 will be opening the gates to the global tourism and hospitality sector to provide them with a platform to explore numerous opportunities and business prospects ahead of the international sporting event, the organiser has said.
Organiser IFP Qatar has announced that it is poised to hold the seventh edition of Hospitality Qatar from June 21to 23 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre. Hospitality Qatar remains the country’s most exclusive and longest-running international hospitality, restaurant, and cafe (HORECA) trade show, which has provided many local, regional and international hospitality and tourism companies great opportunities to gain extensive brand exposure, direct engagement and new quality leads, according to a press statement.
Qatar has placed tourism to be at the centre of its growth path and has been investing heavily in ensuring the sector can attract new investments and trade opportunities. Based on the country’s National Vision 2030, it targets attracting more than 6mn tourist arrivals by 2030 and increase the sector’s contribution to the GDP by 12% by the same year.
In this regard, Hospitality Qatar aims at supporting the growth of the sector and providing an ideal environment to achieve these goals. The event will provide a venue for stakeholders to explore collaboration, engagement and establish connections with top-level decision makers.
Haidar Mshaimesh, general manager of IFP Qatar, said: “We are delighted to announce that Hospitality Qatar is in the midst of preparations to welcome local, regional and international organisations for another high-performing event this year. It is an exciting time for Qatar with the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2022 taking place later this year, sending strong optimism across the tourism and hospitality industry in the country. Having come out of a challenging year, we are much better positioned to cater to the needs of the sector in their efforts to better understand the markets.
“As we move ahead towards a new era in travel and tourism, we are confident that the coming event will provide the ideal platform for all exhibitors, whether they are producers, suppliers, or industry professionals. We are keen to make sure businesses make the most of this time to reach their target markets and deliver the key benefits and support to the sector in terms of facilities, interior design and decoration, leisure and entertainment, travel and tours, and so much more.”
The exhibition will continue to feature simultaneous activities such as the Hospitality Qatar Conference, a three-day multi-themed conference being organised in partnership with Qatar Tourism. The Hospitality Qatar Certified Training Programme will also provide hospitality and tourism professionals with the opportunity to gain new knowledge and skills during the three-day event.
For companies seeking to expand their reach in the Qatari market, the B2B Matchmaking and Hosted Buyers Programme will facilitate the business networking of participants and exhibitors and enable them to secure agreements on the spot.
The Hospitality Qatar exhibition welcomes all business entities keen to offer their products and services in the following segments: hotel supply and design; hotel franchising and investment; and food and beverage; among others. These businesses can explore the range of activities set to take place in the country this year springing from the FIFA World Cup such as staycations, cruise business, exhibitions, food festivals and other external events.
File photo from a previous edition of Hospitality Qatar.