Date: May 6-9, 2013 Venue: Doha Exibition Center, QatarProject Qatar held in Doha from May 6-9, 2013, has been dubbed as a hugely successful show surpassing all expectations in terms of visitors received, and the excellent response from exhibitors at large.
The International Trade Construction, Building, Environmental Technology and Materials Exhibition, now in its 10th edition, attracted key global buyers, industry leaders and trade missions who are on the lookout for the latest technology and equipment available in the market. More than 2000 exhibitors from 48 countries attended the event, which was held in an area spread across 62,000 sq m. The exhibition featured over 3000 brands and recorded an increase of 19 per cent in the number of exhibitors who visited the event as against those who attended last year.
Organised by IFP Qatar, Project Qatar is now established as Qatar's most important exhibition for highlighting the latest products and services needed for Qatari's fast growing construction sector. It has become a destination of choice for regional and international industry professionals. The show provides a unique and dynamic platform for buyers and suppliers to make contacts and drive future developments in Qatar's multi-billion construction sector. Exhibitors benefit from massive exposure to premier regional agents, dealers, buyers and distributors.
News Events Project Qatar 2013 introduced two new events this year Facility Management Qatar,the first knowledge-sharing platform for the GCC's lucrative facility management industry; and Man and Architecture, which features some of the most prominent architects in the world and hosts high level discussions on local architectural projects, challenges, and best practices. Additionally, Project Qatar 2013, delivered several back-by-demand concurrent events, including Heavy Max 2013, the international exhibition for innovative heavy machinery; Qatar Stone-Tech 2013 featuring a comprehensive range of stone technologies, equipment and products; and Energy Qatar 2013, the most comprehensive energy exhibition showcasing the latest products and technologies in electricity, power generation and distribution, and alternative energy solutions.
Networking Platform The participants including consultants, advisors, contractors, financiers, legal experts and service providers from various industries were exposed to a global platform of networking.. The exclusive online networking platform enabled attendees to check who will be attending the event to arrange a meeting before and after the event. With over 27 interactive sessions that were held, the event showed in-depth details of all aspects of the construction sector in the booming Qatar market.
Qatar, one of the fastest growing economies of the world, is riding an unprecedented opportunities boom. Slated to host the FIFA World Cup in 2022, Doha has actively been engaged in upgrading and building infrastructure on a massive scale for some time now. The country is all set to spend more than $150 billion on infrastructure projects over the next five to six years leading up to the global sports event. International companies are therefore making a beeline to grab the opportunities on offer in terms of transportation, hospitality, real estate, road construction projects.
Against that background the fastest growing industry event in the region, Project Qatar has enabled project managers, leading contractors, EPC's, consultants, operators and the mega project delivery teams to interact in a practical and highly networked environment. It has improved the operational readiness and delivery aspects of projects. It has also focused on improving the risk awareness in projects and has generated the ability to anticipate the impact of external factors on the project. The networking opportunity between large number of decision makers and buyers has helped generate new business deals in the country.