The first edition of Qatar’s Chocolate, Coffee and Tea Festival (CTCF) was inaugurated with much funfare last Thursday, 25 January, at Hotel Park – Sheraton.

The festival, ongoing until 3 February, is organised by Four and One, and brings together more than 40 exhibitors, offering their finest chocolates, teas and coffees, with the latest technological products of the industry.

The opening ceremony was attended by Qatar Tourism Authority Director of Exhibitions Ahmed Al Obaidli, Australian Ambassador to Qatar Axel Wabenhorst, Four and One Chairman Omran Al Sherawi, Four and One Chief Executive Officer Fernando De Guama and other dignitaries.

Inaugurating the festival was SNS Chief Executive Officer Saleh Al Eida, who urged organisers to make the event an annual celebration for culture, business and tourism.

CTCF opening

The opening night attracted over 5,000 people and featured different live presentations and classical performances as well as a painting competition hosted by renowned Qatari artist Fahad al Maadeed.

The CTCF Festival is open from 5 pm to 12 am until 3 February.