Qatar Self-Sufficiency Exhibition 2018 Draws Local and International Participants
The unprecedented event which follows the nation’s bold foresight and vision, looks forward to welcoming local and international exhibitors
The much-anticipated Qatar Self-Sufficiency Exhibition 2018 is drawing great interest among local and international investors and companies. Scheduled on 1 – 3 April 2018 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC), several exhibitors, partners and sponsors have already confirmed their participation.
The upcoming exhibition is a clear demonstration that the country is being steered towards growth and success, under the able and visionary governance of its leaders. The nation continues to move ahead, displaying resilience and clear determination to grow and become more self-reliant.
The event is supported by the Ministry of Economy and Commerce (main partner), Qatar Development Bank, Qatar Airways, and the Qatari Businessmen Association. More than 120 leading local, regional and international production line manufacturers from at least 20 countries are expected to join the exhibition.
Emphasizing the significance of the event, Abdulrahman Saleh Al Obaidly, Chairman of Hisky for Tourism and Exhibitions, the organisers of Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition 2018, said that this maiden venture is in line with Qatar’s long-standing position of ‘leading from the front’, following the bold vision and leadership of HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, to ensure the strength and stability of the economy.
The objective behind events like this is to effectively restrict the consequences of the blockade, while simultaneously diversifying the economy and promoting self reliance. It lays the ground for local, regional and international companies to invest in manufacturing products here in Qatar.’
Assistant Undersecretary for Consumer Protection at the Ministry of Economy and Commerce, Sheikh Jassim Bin Jabor Al-Thani, said that the exhibition represents a great initiative to strengthen the cooperation between production line firms.
The government has issued new legislations and incentives that protect and encourage local producers. This is in addition to the efforts of the Ministry to create promising investment opportunities, updating and facilitating conditions and procedures for the establishment of new companies within all sectors, among the other steps that support the local product, the private sector and investors.
In keeping with the high demand, 10,000 square metres of space has been allocated for the exhibition area. Participation is expected from several countries including Kuwait, Oman, Lebanon, UK, Turkey, Spain, USA, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Iran, China, Japan, India, Malaysia and Sweden. Eight countries have already reserved their booth space.