Posted on October 27, 2017

The international exhibition of food and consumer industries opened on at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center on Tursday with the participation of more than 70 food companies from seven countries showcasing different products.

The expo comes as an opportunity for the food companies to showcase their products to Qatari importers and forge investment partnerships for the benefit of both sides. Speaking after the opening of the four-day exhibition, Qatar Chamber Vice Chairman Mohamed bin Ahmed bin Tawar Al Kuwari said he expected food industries to see huge progress in the coming phase due to the flow of several major investments in this sector, to meet the demand of the local market.

He highlighted the keenness of Qatari businessmen to invest in this sector. He said the country is set to witness a boom in this field over the next few years. Organising such exhibitions helps in the exchange of expertise between local industrial companies and international players in the food industry, he said, adding that this provides an opportunity for Qatari companies to learn about the latest technology in food production and get to know the leading companies in different industries to enhance cooperation with them.

Tawar noted that Qatar Chamber pays special attention to the issue of food security and urges business owners to increase their investments in food industries. The Chamber has organised special exhibitions in this field to highlight the role of local factories in meeting the needs of the food market in the country. Maraya Public Relations CEO Jaber al Mnasouri said the exhibition comes within the framework of highlighting the role of the private sector and the role of exhibitions in finding new opportunities and opening new avenues for food investments so as to achieve self-sufficiency in all products.

He said the exhibition comprises a number of leading companies from Turkey, Iran, Algeria, Tunisia and Pakistan in addition to individual participants from Ukraine, Lebanon and a number of other countries. On the sidelines of the exhibition, a Qatari trading and contracting company signed a memorandum of understanding with an Algerian company specialised in the production of milk and other foodstuffs. According to the agreement, the Qatari company will import some of the Algerian company's 114 food products for the local market.

source: Qatar Tribune

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