Qatar Chamber has announced that the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) is supporting the ‘Made in Qatar 2017’ exhibition as Diamond Sponsor.
Held under the patronage of the Emir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the expo is organized by Qatar Chamber, in cooperation with the Ministry of Energy and Industry on December 14 to 17, 2017.
Commenting on the signing ceremony, Chief of Tourism Development Sector at the QTA Hassan Al-Ibrahim said that the QTA firmly believes that the tourism experience of visitors should reflect and represent Qatar’s culture, traditions and products.
Out of this belief, QTA is pleased to support to Qatari businessmen. It strongly strives to make tourism-related events and exhibitions as platforms for representing local products and enterprises, he noted.
Praising the partnership with Qatar Chamber, Al-Ibrahim said this sponsorship gives a great momentum to such events, through which the chamber seeks to link the QTA with business owners and contributes to promoting the tourism experience.
Al-Ibrahim noted that the QTA and the chamber have close cooperation in various issues, where they joined hands in the launch of the tourism e-licensing system which meets the needs of investors and Qatari market.
Al-Ibrahim noted that the QTA has a strategic partnership with Qatar Chamber in the issues relating to the private sector and in touristic areas as well.
QTA always supports the expo, Al-Ibrahim said, noting that it is one of the most important exhibitions being held in the country as it plays a key role in promoting industry and locally-manufactures products, besides encouraging investment in the industrial sector.
“We are honored to host the expo in the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center which adopted a strategic plan of hosting major exhibitions.”, he said.
QC’s director general Saleh Al Sharqi highly praised the QTA’s sponsorship the exhibition’s previous editions and in the upcoming edition which is of particular importance as it is being held under the unfair siege.
He alluded the great efforts exerted by the authority for hosting important exhibitions and conferences at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) which becomes a key beacon of enhancing exhibitions sector in the country.
Al Sharqi said that this year edition witnesses a great participation of over than 300 companies and factories. This propelled the chamber to expand the area allocated for the expo to 29.000 sqm., he added
Now, “Made in Qatar” is considered the biggest promotional events for locally-produced items of different kinds in Qatar, he pointed out.
Aside from promoting the Qatari industry, he noted, the expo also aims to build strong ties among leading businessmen and manufacturers and contribute significantly to developing Qatar’s industry sector, particularly in SME sector.
It is worth mentioning that QTA assumed establishing Qatar’s position on the international tourism map as a leading destination where culture authenticity meets modernity, and where peoples from all over the world visit to explore its culture, sport, business and entertainment events.
In 2014, QTA launched the Qatar National Tourism Sector Strategy with a view to diversifying products of Qatar tourism and increasing its contribution to the national economy, while in 2017 it launched a new phase of the strategy which identifies the growth expected within five years.
Since then, Qatar has received over 10 million visitors and the tourism contribution to the GDP raised to 6.7%.