Now in its 14th edition, Project Qatar 2017 is the unique gateway to construction opportunities in Qatar.
Venue: Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC), Qatar.
Date: May 8-11, 2017.
Organiser: IFP Group.
According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Qatar is expected to reach an annual growth rate of 3.4 per cent, the highest forecast growth in the GCC region. Moreover, Qatar's Budget for 2017 has earmarked US$ 26 billion (QR93.2 billion) for major projects in key sectors; transportation and infrastructure alone have been allocated US$ 12 billion (QR42 billion), representing 21.2 per cent of the total budgeted expenditure. Qatar's construction industry is further fuelled by the FIFA World Cup 2022 and the Qatar National Vision 2030 (QNV 2030). The country's transformation into a knowledge-based economy is well underway and is expected to gather pace as Qatar moves toward diversifying its economy, achieving sustainable development, and providing high standards of living for its population through its 2030 vision.
Project Qatar: The country's unique construction arena
Project Qatar is the optimal business platform to access Qatar's solid construction industry.
Welcoming national governmental entities as well as regional and international decision-makers, Project Qatar 2017 is the unique gateway to construction opportunities in Qatar. Now in its 14th edition, the exhibition is a peerless platform for establishing regional and international construction networks. In 2016, the exhibition gathered more than 440 regional and international exhibitors û representing more than 1,050 companies, from 38 countries, across 32,000 sq m of exhibition space. The four-day business platform included 17 national pavilions and was supported by 18 international official bodies.
Keeping in touch with the market evolution
As Mounif Kilani, Economic and Commercial Counsellor at the Embassy of the Kingdom of Belgium in Qatar, said,'Based on our experience in Project Qatar, we find this event to be very well organised. It allows us to meet with business professionals and it keeps our companies in touch with the evolution of the market.' He added,'We are provided with all sorts of useful information about the upcoming projects in Qatar, the market trends, what are the main activities that are now the focus in the construction field.'
An opportunity to be at the forefront of the Qatari construction industry
This year's edition of Project Qatar is being held concurrently with Heavy Max 2017, the 14th International Exhibition for Heavy Machinery; Qatar Stone Tech 2017, the 6th International Stone and Stone Technology Show; in addition to Hospital Build, Qatar Sports Infrastructure, and Qatar Transport and Logistics (see box on Concurrent Events). The exhibition also includes a free B2B matchmaking service, specialised conferences and workshops, and construction site tours.
Project Qatar is Qatar's largest exhibition for building, environmental technology and materials. It provides a unique platform to explore the latest equipment and services in the construction industry, develop international relationships and generate new business opportunities. Held at the Doha Exhibition & Convention Center (DECC), the state-of-the-art venue located at the heart of the Qatari capital, Project Qatar is an opportunity to generate valuable local and regional sales, and to be positioned at the forefront of the Qatari construction industry.
Heavy Max 2017
Heavy Max 2017 is the 14th International Exhibition for Heavy Machinery, and largest event of its kind in Qatar and the Middle East. In support of the development and infrastructure boom across Qatar and the GCC, Heavy Max attracts a massive number of manufacturers and suppliers from the world's leading brands and meets the needs of large construction projects in terms of heavy equipment, vehicles, machinery and cranes.
Qatar StoneTech 2017
Qatar StoneTech 2017, the 6th International Stone and Stone Technology Show, is a unique event in Qatar that meets the demands of the construction industry by providing natural stones, granite, marble, ceramic, manufactured and ready stoned. The show brings together top regional and international suppliers and manufacturers, agents and engineers, at the heart of Qatar's booming construction industry.