The 2022 editions of Project Qatar and Hospitality Qatar have culminated on a high note with 17,000 visitors, including many international trade delegations from the construction and hospitality sectors.
The four-day event served as a platform for numerous opportunities, including certified conference sessions and dedicated training to support the continuous development of Qatar.
Qatar’s construction market is about $80bn (QR291bn) of the country’s projects that are in the pipeline. On the other hand, its hospitality sector is bound to witness a surge in the demand with the supply of hotel rooms amongst other categories, exceeding 44,000 rooms by the end of 2022, almost a 50% growth from the current supply of 30,000, offering opportunities unmatched by any other market in the world.
Project Qatar and Hospitality Qatar gathered the construction, tourism and hospitality market’s main buyer groups under one roof, including government entities, private investors, and project owners to facilitate the need for new ventures, developments, and opportunities that will make Qatar ready for the upcoming grand events.
Haidar Mshaimesh, general manager of IFP Qatar, said: “We are proud of the successful culmination of the two big events: Project Qatar and Hospitality Qatar 2022, which is the first combined exhibition that created opportunities for entities and exhibitors to network and build alliances in the construction and hospitality sectors on a larger scale. We appreciate the support of the government, sponsors, and the exhibitors for making this event a success.”
Mshaimesh added: “The two most prominent exhibitions are a testament to the opportunities created for entities and exhibitors to act upon and build alliances, strengthening the construction and hospitality sectors in Qatar ahead of the FIFA world cup. Through Project Qatar, top manufacturers, distributors, and contractors got an opportunity to engage with their counterparts. We are happy to see positive outcomes of these fruitful interactions.”
Project Qatar awarded the ‘Excellence in Stand Design and Build’ certificates to a selected group of exhibitors in recognition of the best practices demonstrated by them through their stands in the event.
The event, which carried the theme ‘One Show, Multiple Opportunities’, is the last major international trade event before Qatar hosts the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Over 300 exhibiting companies from over 180 global firms, seven of which participated in official national pavilions, along with 120 Qatari companies from major government and semi-governmental agencies and prominent private sector entities, benefited from this mega project.
In parallel to Project Qatar and Hospitality Qatar, ‘Mega Projects Qatar Conference 2022’ also took place with exclusive certified conference sessions and dedicated training to support the continuous development of all people involved in Qatar.
Both annual events will be back in 2023, promising new developments and wider industry participation. The events will continue providing significant support to Qatar’s sustainable development goals and contribute to its economic progress.