Posted on November 29, 2014

According to Deloitte, a management consultancy, the Qatari government – in the run-up to the 2022 FIFA World Cup, and in accordance with the Qatar National Vision 2030 – intends to spend over $70bn on infrastructure and transport as well as hotels and stadia.

Another sports event has been recently added to the calendar of Qatar, as the country was granted the right to host the 17th IAAF World Championships, which will unfold in 2019, boosting the construction sector further. In fact, the Minister of Finance allocated $24bn to key projects, which represents a 16% increase, compared to 2013-14, and translates into Qatar’s largest infrastructure budget to date. Those operating in such a dynamic market must be equally versatile; in this regard, Project Qatar 2015 will foster the rapid development of Qatar’s booming construction sector, being among the best attended exhibitions in the GCC for over a decade.

The 12th International Construction Technology & Building Materials Exhibition is set to take place at the Qatar National Convention Centre, from 4 – 7 May 2015. The show is proud to have been granted for the second consecutive time the patronage of HE Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, as well as the continuous and invaluable support of various Qatari governmental bodies. To date, the show has received an unexpectedly high number of enquiries from exhibitors, six months prior to the opening, which is a testament to Qatar’s construction growth and to Project Qatar’s widening portfolio and sustainability.

Mr. Hazem Al Sharif, General Manager of ACICO, a prominent company exhibiting at Project Qatar, said: "We have been participating in Project Qatar for 7 years. ACICO has benefited a lot from its participation in the show given that it has been able to showcase its AAC Blocks to thousands of visitors and to emerge as a manufacturer of new building systems. Project Qatar is a leading exhibition because it allows industry leaders to keep networking and to update their relationships; it also reveals through its exhibitors the latest state-of-the-art equipment and building materials on the market, and attracts high-profile engineering consultants.”

The exhibition, will host hundreds of distinguished industry leaders from local and regional companies; it moreover promises to attract key buyers and professionals seeking the latest technology and state-of-the art equipment. Moreover, Project Qatar 2015 will be held concurrently with two specialized events: Qatar StoneTech, the 4th International Stone and Stone Technology show, and Heavy Max, the 12th International Exhibition for Heavy Machinery.

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Mr. Ashraf Al Barghuthi, General Manager of the Arabian Supply Center – one of the exhibitors at Project Qatar 2015, said: “In continuation of excelled growth efforts, Arabian Supply Center (ASC) will be participating in Project Qatar 2015, this will be our second participation as we feel it is a great way to present our premium products in support of Qatar’s numerous construction projects. We’re looking forward to showing our customers in Project Qatar 2015 – both existing and future – the valuable products and services we can provide“.

Furthermore, Project Qatar is proud to be a pioneer in the educational side of business and has therefore expanded its Business Intelligence Series to include 8 specialized conferences that will run concurrently with Project Qatar 2015 and throughout the year: Future Interiors Qatar, Future Landscape and Public Realm Qatar, Future Drainage Networks Qatar, AcousticsTech Qatar, InsulationTech Qatar, LightingTech Qatar, HVACTech Qatar and Future BIM and Implementation Qatar. This series of unique Business to Business (B2B) conferences was created in response to high demand for expertise on the challenges and opportunities that companies within Project Qatar's product and services portfolio confront, and in a bid to facilitate interchange with specialists and thought leaders, while allowing for networking.

Project Qatar’s expanding success and contribution to the construction sector will continue to enable those engaged in the industry and serve as a premier platform to boost the Qatari economy and further enhance healthy competition in the building sector.