Preparations are underway for Project Qatar. The four-day event starting tomorrow is the largest annual construction gathering in Qatar and highlights the rapid construction sector growth being witnessed in the country.
More than 45,000 professionals are expected to visit Project Qatar’s “11th International Construction Technology & Building Materials Exhibition,” which will be held from May 12 to 15 at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC).
The four-day event is Qatar’s largest annual construction gathering and highlights the rapid construction sector growth being witnessed in the country. Featuring over 2,100 exhibitors and 24 international pavilions, the event is expected to attract more than 45,000 professional visitors from 130 countries.
Rawad Sleem, the event’s project manager, said Project Qatar has become the destination of choice for companies and industry professionals who want to showcase their expertise and latest innovations in construction, cutting-edge technology, building materials, and sustainability.
He added that local and foreign companies will also present high-level case studies, discuss new projects, forge new partnerships, and strengthen existing ties with the global construction industry.
Every year, Project Qatar audience becomes diverse with practitioners from all construction disciplines worldwide. Qatar’s construction market is at the heart of the global construction industry with more than $200bn projects in the pipeline for infrastructure upgrade ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Sleem said.
As a natural gateway to the Gulf countries, Project Qatar presents significant opportunity for the local, regional, and international markets to conduct business across a variety of sectors.
Following a successful decade in Qatar, Project Qatar 2014 witnessed “unparalleled global interest” and support for its 11th edition, being fully-booked in less than three months after its launching date.
Aside from a large number of new global exhibitors and participating countries, Sleem said Indonesia, Palestine, and Romania will be the event’s debut participants.
George Ayache, general manager of IFP Qatar and organiser of Project Qatar, said: “We have invested significantly this year in understanding and developing an event that will provide added value for our exhibitors and visitors.”
He stressed that Project Qatar will mark a significant evolution in terms of added value, content, demonstrations, and the diversity of the sectors showcased by the exhibitors.
Ayache said Project Qatar also includes two concurrent events: “Qatar StoneTech” – The 3rd International Stone & Stone Technology Show and “Heavy Max 2014” – The 11th International Exhibition for Heavy Machinery.
The event will also host a new educational platform entitled the Project Qatar Conference Series, organised by Advanced Conferences & Meetings (ACM). The series will also feature “LightingTech Qatar,” “HVACTech Qatar,” and “Future Interiors Qatar.”