The 16th edition of Project Qatar, the nation’s largest and most prominent construction exhibition, poised to be the broadest and most inclusive to date, is to be held from 29 April – 1 May 2019 at Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC). This year’s mega event was announced by the organisers at a press conference today at Intercontinental Doha – The City, attended by partners, sponsors, international diplomats, and VIP guests.

Held under the Patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Qatar’s Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, the three-day exhibition and conference is Qatar’s longest-running construction event and international trade fair that specialises in construction and all related industries.

The 2019 event is set to be the most diverse and comprehensive edition. Organised by International Fairs and Promotions (IFP) Qatar, the exhibition will feature more than 500 of the most recognised international and local brands and companies from 34 different countries. 

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Haidar Mshaimesh, Acting General Manager, IFP Qatar

Haidar Mshaimesh, Acting General Manager of IFP Qatar, said:

Project Qatar has always been a major contributor to the development of Qatar’s construction sector. As the industry undergoes changes with the emergence of new projects, the exhibition is diversifying its offerings with a focus on the technological aspect of the construction sector while continuing to provide insight into the industry’s trade dynamics. Today, Project Qatar offers a comprehensive platform that supports the various aspects of development and investment in the country’s construction sector.’

The future focus of this year’s event will highlight innovation in the construction sector, and one of the exhibition’s dedicated product zones is ‘Smart District’ which is dedicated to Qatar’s Smart Nation Programme. The Smart District is a platform for smart technology providers, urban planners, innovators and other industry specialists to explore the requirements for Qatar’s digitised cities and connect with local stakeholders while showing the cutting-edge innovations implemented in building, energy, and transportation.

Ziad Balbisi, Programme Director at Parsons and the Exclusive Sponsor of Smart District, said:

After 20 years of presence and completing more than 100 projects in Qatar, Parsons is proud to sponsor Project Qatar 2019, which provides an excellent platform to showcase Parsons’ advanced technologies and comprehensive end-to-end smart city solutions.’

‘The Future of Construction in Qatar’ is the theme of Project Qatar Conference 2019, which returns for the second year. The conference is certified by CPD, and the first day will feature keynote addresses by His Excellency Sheikh Khalifa Bin Jassim Bin Mohammed Al Thani, Chairman of the Qatar Chamber; Youssef Abdul Rahman Al-Emadi, Projects Affairs Director at the Public Works Authority (Ashghal); and Sheikha Alanoud bint Hamad Al Thani, Managing Director of Business Development at the Qatar Financial Centre, among other officials.

To support the continuous development of professionals in the construction field in Qatar, a series of training and workshops certified by CPD London, IMA, and ASTM International, is offered by Project Qatar this year free of charge. The sessions will be taking place during the exhibition, from 1 pm – 2:30 pm daily.

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Burak Guresci, Commercial Counsellor, the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey

Commenting on the participation of Turkey, which hosts the second largest pavilion at the exhibition after China, Burak Guresci, Commercial Counsellor, the Embassy of Republic of Turkey, said:

Turkish companies have moved beyond developing simple solutions and are now competing with global players in several industries to provide integrated, modern solutions at competitive prices. This is one of the factors that has led to the success of Turkish companies in Qatar, a success that we hope to showcase through our participation in Project Qatar 2019 through a pavilion that brings together about 60 companies.’

In addition to Turkey, Project Qatar will present 15 official national pavilions from Algeria, Austria, Belgium, China, Germany, India, Iran, Italy, Kuwait, Pakistan, Poland, Romania, Russia, Taiwan, and the United Kingdom.

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Hesham Sharaf, COO, Qetaifan Projects

Hesham Sharaf, the COO of Qetaifan Projects, Exclusive Development Partner for the event, added:

Project Qatar is one of the most important and influential on the global calendar of construction events and we are pleased to be part of the exhibition as an Exclusive Development Partner.’

Project Qatar 2019 will be open to the public from 29 April to 1 May 2019, from 12 pm – 9 pm.

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