The Qatar International Motor Show (QMS) is returning to Doha next month, 21 to 25 February 2014, at the Qatar National Convention Centre.

The return of the fourth edition of the QMS was announced at a press conference at the InterContinental Hotel Doha, the official hotel for 2014 edition. The 2013 edition of the event drew crowds of 150,000 with over 10,000 fans registering online for passes. 71% of attendees visited for the first time and attendees represented a staggering 103 countries. With a new venue and lots of surprise new features soon to be announced, the 2014 event looks set to be even bigger and better.

Director of Exhibitions at QTA, Hamad Alabdan, said:

Events such as the Qatar International Motor Show play an important role in cementing Qatar’s position as a leading events destination in the region. The Motor Show successfully combines trade and consumer interests in one of the premier events on Qatar’s events calendar. With the addition of Fira Barcelona to Q-Media as partners of this year’s Show, we look forward to setting new records for attendance and participation…Qatar, already a leading MICE destination, will see further growth in the meetings and exhibitions industry under the new strategy, which brings new focus to our efforts to develop all segments of tourism in the country.

Organised by the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) in partnership with q.media and for the first time ever – Fira Barcelona, as well as Ooredoo being the official telecom sponsor and Airlink as the official freight forwarder; the week-long event offers visitors the chance to discover the latest technology in car manufacturing and design and provides a platform for trade professionals to come together. On display will be the latest models and technology in the automotive industry as well as surprises, to be announced gradually.

Fira Barcelona is the Spanish leading trade and industrial show organiser with a portfolio of over 70 different shows. The company’s involvement for the first time, will add a new dimension to The Qatar Motor Show. International Director of Fira de Barcelona, Ricard Zapatero, said:

Fira is honoured to be part of such an important event as the Qatar International Motor Show and we are pleased to share our expertise of almost a century of organizing motor shows that began in 1919. We are deeply committed to the success of the event and we believe that the QMS is a key event that will grow in the following years becoming a major event in the international automotive calendar and a region landmark. We are grateful to the Qatar Tourism Authority and q.media for choosing us as partners for this project.’

The Qatar Motor Show will be open from 4 pm to 10 pm on weekdays, and from 1 pm to 10 pm on weekends. Entrance is free on all days.