Posted on October 19, 2016

Since its inauguration on 18th Oct., the 2nd Annual Hospitality Qatar 2016 has demonstrated its leadership as the Global Hospitality and HORECA (Hotels, Restaurants, Cafes) Show in Qatar. The show has achieved a remarkable number of exhibitors and visitors through its first two days, with thousands of participants from regional and international countries attending.

The event, held under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Jassim Al Thani, Qatar’s Minister of Economy and Commerce and organized by IFP Qatar LLC, has filled an important need in Qatar. On the first two days, the show welcomed hotel investors, franchise and retail investors, hotel managers, restaurants managers, bar managers, as well as franchise and HORECA operators aiming at expanding their network and generating valuable sales by meeting top consultants, investors and influencers.

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The second day of the show featured a series of workshops, during which a number current topics of interest were discussed, including: the role of the hospitality industry in the process of achieving the objectives of Qatar National Vision 2030 (QNV 2030), conducted by Qatar Tourism Authority; Qatar’s hotel and tourism industry overview, conducted by TRI Consulting Hotels, Leisure and Real Estate; the challenges and opportunities for hotels in Qatar to become more sustainable, conducted by Green Hotel Interest Group and many others.

Commenting on its participation at Hospitality Qatar 2016, Mohammed Solh Executive Manager at INOX Kitchen Equipment Associate Sponsor had this to say: “We are a kitchen equipment company and industrial factory for forms and steel. I was actually surprised by the outcome, after welcoming representatives of many 5 stars hotels. We met the right people and this is what matters.” Also remarking on its involvement with Hospitality Qatar, Tarek Al Bayan, General Manager at Kitchen Plus stated: “Hospitality Qatar has been a highly attractive platform for us to showcase our products thus far. We are very happy with our participation and we will be coming back to hospitality Qatar every night.”

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Dima Mansour, Marketing Manager at Nestle, Hospitality Qatar’s Live Cooking Sponsor soaked in the scene at this year’s Hospitality Qatar, noting “Nestlé Professional is glad to be back to The Hospitality & HORECA show of Qatar. The IFP have managed to deliver an excellent event in terms of attendees and contribution.” This year, Hospitality Qatar is providing its participants with a specialized mobile B2B Platform to plan their visit through an easy and interactive software. The app is allowing exhibitors and attendees to get even more value out of every visit to Hospitality Qatar. Another feature of the show is the product demonstration which provides participants an opportunity to showcase innovative new products to industry-targeted visitors.

For the second year in a row, Hospitality Qatar is hosting a Mocktail Competition which will be judged by two beverage professionals appointed by an even sponsor: Lamborghini Luxury Energy Drink. This competition represents an ultimate opportunity for HORECA bartenders to compete against each other and produce the best Mocktail in town. The leading Hospitality and HORECA show has proven through day two to be the right destination for thousands of leading local, regional and international HORECA professionals, and thousands of hospitality experts. Visitors are invited to register and attend day three if they haven’t had the opportunity to be a part of the show yet.

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