Posted on April 04, 2018

The inaugural Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition 2018 concluded after three days of high-level networking, knowledge sharing, discussion and deals making worth 15 million Qatari Riyals, between top-level decision makers and production and manufacturing leaders at Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC).

Ground-breaking first Qatar 1 [].jpgMore than 120 booths from Qatar, the region, France, Germany, Austria, Tunisia, Netherlands, Brazil, Kuwait, Canada, Greece, Iran, Kurkistan, China, Turkey and Finland, shared 10,000sqm of exhibition space at DECC. Leading companies and organisations from across the globe showcased how their companies and organizations can support the country’s progressive diversification strategy and improve production line efficiencies and operations.

“Ever since the idea for the Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition emanated from the vision of the country’s bold leadership, we have been overwhelmed by the level of support and interest from exhibitors, partners, and sponsors.  The high calibre of exhibitors who participated this week exceeded our expectations,” said Abdulrahman Saleh Al Obaidly, Chairman of Hisky for Tourism and Exhibitions, organisers of the Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition 2018.

“The levels of interaction between exhibitors and the number of visitors to the exhibition was very encouraging, and exhibitors have reported some strong leads and signed deals that reached 15 million Qatari Riyals. This is a clear sign that so many industry representatives from within this country and further afield see the growth and development potential of Qatar, as well as support the country’s vision and the objectives of our exhibition. Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition will become an important event on the annual Qatar calendar. It represents a rare opportunity for visitors to interact directly with so many industry leaders who are helping to shape the country’s future.”

Assem Abou Fakher, Exhibition Manager, said: “The inaugural Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition is proved to be a must-attend event for anyone connected with the manufacturing and production lines and those eager to play a leading contribution in shaping Qatar’s future direction. It provided exhibitors a tailored platform to showcase how they are contributing to the country’s development and it presented visitors with a unique chance to get some direct, invaluable facetime with industry leaders. We hope the exhibition will return stronger next year and we have already received confirmations from many companies about participating in the second edition of the exhibition.”

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Among the key sponsors for Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition 2018 were Qatar Development Bank as Official Partner; Gulf Warehousing Company as Logistics Partner; Manateq as Economic Partner; Baladna as Platinum sponsor; Al Obaidly Group as Gold sponsor; Qatar Building Company and Al Qamra as Silver Sponsors; Qatari Businessmen Association as Development Sector partner; Qatar Airways as Official Airline;City Center Rotana Doha as Official Hotel; and Al Raya, Gulf Times, QBusiness as Media Partners.