Qatari, Omani Businessmen Praise Opportunities Offered by “Made in Qatar” Expo


A number of Omani businessmen praised the progress of Qatari industries and the “Made in Qatar” exhibition, which is being held in the Omani capital Muscat.

Several businessmen from the two countries also valued the wide participation of the Qatari industrial companies in the exhibition, which reflects the Qatari businessmen’s keenness to enter the Omani market.

The ongoing Made in Qatar expo, at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Center in Muscat, saw a high turnout of visitors who explored Qatari industries and discussed with Qatari businessmen the possibility of establishing business alliances and opening branches to market Qatari products in the Sultanate.

Qatari businessmen praised the organizing level of the Made in Qatar expo as well as the efforts of the Qatar Chamber, while commending the efforts of the exhibition’s Organizing Committee.

Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Development Bank Abdulaziz bin Nasser Al Khalifa, in a statement, said that the organization of the Made in Qatar 2018 in Oman strengthens cooperation between the two countries, pointing out that the importance of holding the exhibition in Muscat was to closely introduce consumers and companies in Oman to various Qatari products and sectors. It will also help Qatari companies to identify the needs of the Omani market and explore viable trading opportunities, which will open the way for them to enter the Omani market, especially small and medium enterprises which can establish partnerships and alliances with its Omani counterparts, he said.

Al Khalifa added that the accompanying forum was an opportunity for Qatari and Omani businessmen to learn about the investment opportunities available in the Sultanate of Oman, pointing out that the two sides are keen to enhance partnership and contribute effectively to the growth of bilateral trade, which reached high rates in recent years.

The Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Development Bank noted that the current session of the exhibition, which is held outside the State of Qatar and under the unjust siege imposed on the State since a year and a half, confirms that the Qatari economy has overcome the repercussions of this siege and emerged stronger and stronger than it was before, and that Qatari companies have launched their products to various countries in the world.

CEO of Qatar Manufacturing Company Abdulrahman Al Ansari said that the company, which is taking part in the exhibition as Diamond Sponsor, aims to build relations and partnerships with Omani investors in light of its plans towards the promising markets in the region, pointing out that the Qatari and Omani sides wish to enhance trade exchange and increase investments in view of the facilities and incentives provided by the two countries to businessmen. He hoped that the exhibition will promote Qatari products in the Omani market.

Al Ansari stressed that the Qatari industry has overcome the siege and achieved remarkable progress thanks to the facilities offered by the government to support the investment climate in the country.

CEO of Qatar Primary Materials Company (QPMC) Essa Kaldari said that the company, as the Gold Sponsor of the exhibition, supports the development efforts of the Qatari industry, referring to the great role that Made in Qatar plays in promoting local products and enhancing the role of Qatari industry in the national economy.

He said that the Made in Qatar exhibition presented a great opportunity to introduce the Omani business community and Omani businessmen to the country’s most prominent industries, adding that QPMC received a large number of Omani businessmen who were introduced to the company’s business, strategic products and future expansion plans, which largely help in meeting the needs of the Qatari domestic market of raw materials.

On the sidelines of the Made in Qatar exhibition, a partnership agreement was signed between Doha-based Al Misnad International Holding and Muscat-based Nortal. The agreement was signed by Chairman of Al Misnad International Holding Eng. Ali Bin Abdul Latif Al Misnad and General Manager of Nortal Marek Helm.

The partnership agreement aims to help to the private sector in the areas of information technology, electronic governance, software development and smart solutions.

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