Posted on November 20, 2017

The ground-breaking Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition 2018, a first-of-its-kind event, will serve as an interface into how the country is building for a courageous and stimulating future with an innovative and diversified national economy through the bold and visionary leadership of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar.

Due to the positive response and the interest of many companies to take part in this exhibition, the dates of the exhibition have changed to 1 - 3 April, 2018, at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC), and the exhibition area increased to 10,000 sqm2 subject to expansion. The inaugural Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition will present industry leaders, production line manufacturers, and decision makers with the perfect platform to demonstrate how they are contributing to shaping the country’s dynamic future.

The innovative industry event will attract more than 120 leading local, regional and international production line manufacturers from more than 10 countries that serve a whole gambit of sectors, including the food industry, healthcare, agriculture, heavy industry, manufacturers of raw materials such as wood and plastic, as well as environmental issues such as recycling and sustainably. Exhibitors that serve the manufacturing sector; logistics and shipping; and financial sector entities, specifically those financing projects, will also be present at the show.

In addition to attracting established industry players, the exhibition will host foreign investors and entities eager to get a foothold in the Qatari market and contribute to the rapidly-evolving economic landscape and the bold future direction of the country. “The idea for the Qatar Self Sufficiency exhibition emanated from the bold vision of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, to diversify the economy and the importance of self-sufficiency. Qatar has made significant developments in increasing its personal profile for self-sufficiency,” said Abdulrahman Saleh Al Obaidly, Chairman of Hisky for Tourism and Exhibitions, organisers of the Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition 2018.

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“The exhibition is a must-attend event for key industry professionals in the global production and manufacturing sectors to showcase their latest innovations and those looking for the solutions to facilitate growth and enhance their contribution to the forward-thinking national agenda,” he added. “As a first-of-its kind event, it will provide exhibitors greater, easier access and crucial facetime with their target audience. We look forward to the participation of governmental and semi-governmental institutions and to all investors looking to be part of the Qatari market.”

“In addition to providing a platform for exhibitors to showcase their latest innovations, the Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition 2018 will serve as a conduit for industry and manufacturing powerhouses to share expertise, knowledge and, ideas and vision on how collective contributions can be enhanced in the interests of the Qatar National Vision 2030 plan (QNV 2030). Under the QNV 2030 plan, Qatar’s inspirational leadership has already embarked on positive steps to diversify the economy away from a reliance on fossil fuels, with a vast range of continued investments spanning the full spectrum of sectors,” said Mr. Youssef Ahmed Taher, CEO of Hisky for Tourism and Exhibitions.

In attracting leading exhibitors from across a range of the sectors, the exhibition will place a strong emphasis on the key pillars of the QNV 2030 with a focus on innovation; entrepreneurship; excellence in healthcare and education; infrastructure; efficiency of public services and transparent governance.

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Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition has also announced that City Center Rotana Doha Hotel is the Official Hotel Partner for the event and on this occasion Mr. Martin Kendall General Manager of City Centre Rotana Doha said: “City Center Rotana Doha is delighted to support such an important event for Qatar, and in doing so we want to contribute our part to the bold vision of His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, to diversify the economy and the importance of self-sufficiency.  As sponsors of the ground-breaking Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition 2018, we reiterate our commitment to the country’s progressive diversification strategy, improve production line efficiencies and operations, and address Qatar National Vision 2030.”

In his turn Mr. Assem Abou Fakher, Exhibition Manager said: “It is my pleasure to be part of the first Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition. Preparations has already started and we have put a consolidated sales and marketing plan to attract the biggest number of exhibitors locally and internationally as well as sponsors. We are hoping that the exhibition will get a large response from local companies who are searching for production lines manufacturers and new industries, and from international companies who are looking to enter the Qatari market.”

The Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition 2018 aims to attract exhibitors from Kuwait, Lebanon, UK, Turkey, Spain, USA, France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Iran, China, Japan and more to highlight the range of opportunities available for overseas entities to contribute to Qatar’s future.

For more details or to secure space at the Qatar Self Sufficiency Exhibition 2018, contact  or call +974 50304042.