Build Your House (BYH 2021) activities started this Monday, 20 September at Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC). The three-day event is organised by NeXTfairs for Exhibitions and Conferences under the patronage of the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, HE Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani.

Around 150 companies are participating in the event, providing various services in the fields of contracting, architecture and interior design.

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The event was inaugurated by:

  • Minister of Commerce and Industry and Acting Minister of Finance HE Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari
  • Qatar Chamber Chairman HE Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim Al Thani
  • Saudi Ambassador Prince Mansour bin Khalid bin Farhan Al Saoud
  • Public Works Authority President HE Dr Engineer Saad Ahmed Ibrahim Al Muhannadi
  • Qatar Development Bank CEO Abdulaziz bin Nasser Al-Khalifa
  • Assistant Undersecretary for Municipal Affairs Mansour Abdullah Al-Mahmoud
  • MADLSA Assistant Undersecretary for Social Affairs Ghanem Mubarak Ali Al-Kuwari
  • Ministry of Education and Higher Education Assistant for Common Services Affairs Ali Abdullah Al-Buainain
  • Civil Defence General Directorate Captain Abdul Hadi Ali Al-Marri
  • Qatar Business Events CEO Ahmed Al Obaidly
  • Al Mana Group Chief Financial Officer Tariq Al Mana
  • QNCC Acting CEO Mohammed Ali Al Nuaimi
  • QNCC General Manager Abdullah Ibrahim Al Mohannadi
  • Al Hattab Holding Board of Directors Vice-Chair Abdul Aziz Bin Hattab Al Kaabi
  • NeXTfairs Co-Founder and General Manager Rawad Sleem

Sleem said that the new edition is a showcase of the latest technologies and sustainable materials in the fields of contracting, architecture and interior design, especially for clients who plan to create or add new designs and features to their houses or real estate projects.

The exhibition is also an opportunity to discover hundreds of smart and modern options that are cost-effective and of great quality for designing, building, renovating, maintaining, and developing houses.

Over QAR400 million worth of deals

Sleem highlighted that the second edition of the BYH exhibition is expected to attract deals worth more than QAR400 million, as diversified entities will participate, including government and local companies specialised in various sectors.

The exhibition will also have workshops and panel discussions that will bring together a host of inspirational names to help visitors plan, procure, design and build homes fit for the 21st century with a sustainable future and smart home solutions.

The event will introduce visitors to the various procedures and stages of building their houses, including how to get the necessary licences for construction, the required documents, and all the information about the space standards for building a house, in addition to the state’s role in distributing lands over citizens. Workshops play an essential role in introducing the most critical security and safety standards that must be considered when building houses. Government entities participating in the event will present their experiences and ideas, offer advice to help visitors and introduce them to the entire construction cycle, highlighting specifications and financing a teardown, and rebuilding new houses.

Knowledge and Technology Area

Sleem also announced that the BYH expo will include the launch of the Knowledge and Technology Area that will feature 40 speakers discussing the latest trends in the industry and sharing their insights on various topics, starting from designing furniture, eco-friendly interior design, to infrastructure, engineering, and much more!

He added that many of the participating companies will provide a set of exclusive offers, services, and products that will be available for the first time in the local market. Moreover, raffle draw prizes will also be given during the exhibition for the first time, with one lucky visitor winning the grand prize – a 2021 Ford Ranger XLS. Winners of the interior design competition will showcase their designs to the public. Visitors will be able to check out the winning designs and meet the winners at the VCUarts Qatar pavilion and during the awarding ceremony.

Safety guidelines from MoPH

Sleem also assured that the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) set a list of precautionary guidelines to ensure the health and safety of exhibitors and visitors:

  • Only individuals who are fully vaccinated and over 18 years old are allowed to enter
  • All employees are fully vaccinated
  • Provision of an isolation area for suspected cases in cooperation with Qatar Red Crescent Society and QNCC
  • Online pre-registration for all visitors
  • Wall and floor signs to maintain a safe distance between individuals

Visitors and exhibitors will be provided with a digital comprehensive guide to public safety measures and everyone will be constantly reminded to wear face masks at all times. A green Ehteraz status is also required upon entry.

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