The first edition of the “Made at Home” exhibition opened at the Doha Exhibition & Convention Center. Organized by Qatar Development Bank, Qatar Chamber, the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labor and Social Affairs, and Ooredoo.
The five-day expo showcases over 144 local home businesses that enthusiastically put on display a wide range of domestically-produced items, including homespun textiles, home-baked food items, handcrafted jewellery and other handicrafts.
The exhibition held under the patronage of H E Chairperson of Qatar Museums Board of Trustees Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad Al-Thani was inaugurated by the Governor of Qatar Central Bank H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Saoud Al-Thani, the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Qatar Development Bank.
The “Made at Home” exhibition offers an opportunity to commercially productive licensed home-businesses to display and sell their products, create new marketing windows for their commodities, and exchange experiences with other similar businesses involved in a wide range of specialized fields.
Director-General of Qatar Chamber Saleh bin Hamad Al Sharqi said that the Made at Home Exhibition is an opportunity to introduce home made products of Qatari families, in addition to being a platform that brings participants together under one roof to seal contracts and deals.
Al Sharqi expressed the hope that the exhibition would enable participants to acquire a larger share in the local market by offering their products in malls and shopping centers, and finding places for their industries on the shelves of large shops as well.
For her part, Board Member of Qatar Chamber and Qatari Businesswomen Forum chairperson Ibtehaj Al Ahmadani highlighted the remarkable attendance and participation of Qatari women at the “Made at Home” exhibition, which enhances their production capacity and encourages their presence in the local market, praising the quality of the household industries for women despite their educational and social obligations.