Posted on June 18, 2011

Qatar Project Management (QPM), one of the region’s premier project management companies and the first Qatari firm in the field, has announced plans to participate in a key summit engaged in enhancing public safety and security within Qatar.

The Qatar Public Safety and Security Summit will convene at the Sharq Village and Spa in Doha on the 22nd and 23rd of this month. Key stakeholders will gather to explore the rising demand for safety and security solutions in the State. QPM’s participation in the event comes in the form of a keynote speech from its HSE & Security Director, Wayne Harris.

The Summit is a biannual gathering for government authorities, municipalities and large-scale project developers, as well as regional and international safety and security specialists who can identify, investigate and resolve safety and security challenges in Qatar. As the country’s eminent project management company, QPM intends to contribute to all aspects of the upcoming event through its wide spectrum of industry related expertise.

Qatar plans to spend approximately $100 billion (QR364 billion) over the next five years on infrastructure projects including road and rail networks as well as an additional $900 million (QR3.28 billion) by 2013 for hospitality projects in order to cater to rising demands. As Qatar assumes centre-stage in the region, significant investments are being made to secure and protect the country’s assets has become a top priority for both the public and private sectors. The upcoming Summit intends to address issues related to these priorities.

Mr. Harris of QPM commented, “Infrastructure expenditures in Qatar are accelerating rapidly, and as a result of this advancement there is an increasing need to protect these investments by ensuring the highest international standards of safety and security. QPM is managing numerous mega projects throughout Qatar and the MENA region, so it is imperative that the company contributes our expertise at this influential summit. Our involvement extends beyond just hosting discussions with delegates; it spills over into the development of the public and private sectors.”