The value of deals to be signed in this year’s edition of Build Your House (BYH) Exhibition is expected to reach over QR600mn, according to an official of NeXTfairs for Exhibitions and Conferences, which is organising the event until March 30 at Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) Halls 8 and 9.
Speaking to Gulf Times on the sidelines of Monday’s inauguration ceremony, Petula Rahme, Sales and Programmes manager at Nextfairs, said the deals signed in two previous BYH exhibitions stood at an estimated QR400mn per edition.
“The market is much stable now and people are less apprehensive about the Covid-19 pandemic, so we’re expecting to secure more than QR600mn worth of deals considering that there are 150 exhibitors participating in this year’s event,” Rahme explained.
She added: “Many of the participating companies will be launching innovative and smart technologies through the exhibition. Visitors arriving here are interested to know about the latest technologies in the market and Build Your House is a great platform to introduce these trends in sustainable development.”
BYH 2022 was inaugurated by HE the Minister of Commerce and Industry Sheikh Mohamed bin Hamad bin Qassim al-Thani, who toured the exhibition hall, visited various pavilions and learned about the different services and products offered by the participating companies and institutions, alongside NeXTfairs co-founder and general manager Rawad Sleem and Abdul Aziz bin Hattab al-Kaabi, the vice chairman of Al Hattab Holding board of directors.
In a statement, the minister stressed that BYH “reflects the important role played by the construction sector in supporting the construction boom in Qatar, in light of its aims to complete various development projects under the objectives of Qatar National Vision 2030.”
“The exhibition represents an opportunity to learn about prominent technological developments and the best international practices in the field of engineering, construction, and design. It also forms a key platform to strike fruitful and successful partnerships with specialist companies and consultants in the field, in support of the national economy,” he said.
Sleem said, “This extremely special day for BYH Exhibition and NeXTfairs demonstrates our growth and expertise. As we continue to gain government and private sector support, we can strengthen our offering to visitors and exhibitors, creating a platform for networking, collaboration, innovation, and knowledge sharing.
“We are proud to create a destination where local housebuilders can gain the practical advice they need to build their dream homes and also play a contributing factor to boosting the local real estate and construction industry.”
Five main sectors – consultants, contractors, suppliers, general services, and smart solutions – will enable visitors to build a network of contacts, source consultants, and discover all the materials they need.
BYH will hold the second ‘Junior Interior Designer Competition’, in conjunction with VCUarts Qatar. Ten students joined the design challenge; the winning entries will be announced Tuesday from 3pm.
The Knowledge Sharing Conference and Future and Smart Living Conference will feature 28 speakers from the following institutions: Civil Defence, Ashghal, the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services, AIA Middle East, Jaidah Group, Qatar University, and VCUarts Qatar.
Many international companies, most of which are from Portugal and Turkey, are also participating in the event, while Ashghal, Kahramaa, Qatar Development Bank (QDB), and Commercial Bank are also in attendance.
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