Posted on November 08, 2014

Qatar Development Bank (QDB) today announced its participation at this year’s edition of Big 5 – a major international building and construction trade exhibition starting on November 17 at the World Trade Center in Dubai. QDB’s export promotion arm, Tasdeer, will host the Qatari pavilion,consisting of 33 local companies from various segments of the construction and building industries.

QDB’s participation at Big 5 is the latest initiative in an ongoing effort to support local industries through export and trade promotion, opening new markets for products made in Qatar. QDB recently hosted 10 companies from Qatar’s food and agriculture industries at SIAL, the International Exhibition for Food and Food Industries, in Paris. Also recently, QDB supported 10 local companies by organizing successful joint meetings between Qatari exporters and potential importers in Tunisia and Morocco.

Commenting on the bank’s participation at Big 5, Mr. Abdulaziz bin Nasser Al Khalifa, Chief Executive Officer of QDB, said: "Supporting local companies at international exhibitions provides key exposure and access to compete and succeed in strategic markets for Qatari products.”

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He added: "We are proud of the high quality, competitive Qatari products on display at Big 5. Our measure of success is the amount of deals and business generated for Qatar’s private sector and we are proud to see that business grow with each of these successful initiatives.Participation at these events forms a key pillar of QDB’s export promotion strategy and underscores our commitment to growing non-hydrocarbon exports and Qatar’s private sector overall.”

Big 5 provides a powerful platform for growing business in building and construction markets across the Middle East and North Africa.Exhibitors and visitors will have the opportunity to network with industry peers and stay on top of the latest trends, goods and services from all segments of the region’s rapidly growing construction market.