QDB’s Qatar Export Development Agency, Tasdeer, is pressing ahead with preparations for the upcoming international building and construction show, “Big 5”, in Dubai, UAE.
The award-winning SME organization recently held its third consecutive meeting with 24 Qatari companies who will represent Qatar at the exhibition in order to pave the way for showcasing the country’s full exporting potential to the world at Qatar’s 300 sqm Pavilion stationed in Zabeel Hall.
“Big 5” is slated to take place on November 5-8 at Dubai’s World Trade Centre and will see in attendance thousands of key industry players. The show, which has been organized in Dubai for more than three decades, registered over 50,275 participants in 2011 with 33 national pavilions.
Tasdeer gave attendees an in-depth overview of the Big 5 programme which allows exhibitors ample opportunities for networking and expanding their business. Mr. Mansour Bin Ibrahim Al Mahmoud, QDB’s Chief Executive Officer said: “QDB is strongly committed to developing and promoting the local exporting capacity through continued support the domestic private sector. “Tasdeer” aims at establishing solid exporting fundamentals which include adequate credit guarantees, risk mitigation and global business opportunities in addition to promoting the contribution of exports to Qatar’s economy in its entirety.”
Mr. Hassan Khalifa Al Mansouri, Executive Director of Qatar Export Development Agency said: “Tasdeer adopts a comprehensive export-driver strategy and our presence at exhibition the caliber and scope of “Big 5” will certainly help connect our industry to the global exporting community and grow future international business possibilities. This, in turn, will positively impact the role of local exports in growing and, more importantly, diversifying Qatar’s GDP. Therefore, we urge every participant to take this step very seriously and save no effort to present what our country and industry really has to offer.”
Tasdeer’s export development and promotion services include developing Qatar export strategy for non-oil products, identifying products and target markets and providing trade information about foreign markets through tools like “Trade Map” and “Market Access Map”. Other services include conducting market entry studies for target markets.
“Big 5” follows QDB’s resonating success in Orlando’s “Plastic Industry 2012″ which took place in February of this year.
What exhibitors who attended the 3rd preparatory meeting have to say about “Big 5”
“Big 5 is a great industry platform for us as Qatar’s first cable manufacturer. Doha Cables was established in order to help achieve Qatar’s National Vision 2030 and therefore are happy to be a part of Qatar Development Bank’s initiative Tasdeer which is in line with Qatar National Vision 2030 and to have the chance to participate at this event, as it will not only promote but also facilitate our plans to expand into various export markets. Doha Cables has already begun exporting to countries such as Kuwait, Bahrain, Oman, Iraq and Turkmenistan. We believe we will be able to infiltrate a variety of other markets with the help and vision of Qatar Development Bank and our presence at Big 5.” said Eng. Ahmed Fathy Elsewedy, Vice President of Doha Cables.
Mr. Pradeep Rajan, CEO of Khalid Manufacturing Company said: “Big 5 is a unique business platform to launch our new products such as our UL Listed Life Safety Dampers which we will launch by end of October 2012. Initiatives, such as Big 5, encourage us to further contribute to the development of the industry. We look forward to being a part of this outstanding event which will give us the opportunity to network and meet with a considerable number of prospect clients and importers and to help generate enquiries about our business. It is also our chance to promote our unique selling points. As manufacturers, we highly appreciate the support we are getting from QDB. Such knowledge-sharing platforms certainly make our jobs much more efficient and effective.”
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