Posted on February 18, 2020

Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) and Qatar National Bank (QNB) the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa, signed a sponsorship agreement on Tuesday 18 February at a press conference announcing the 17th edition of DJWE, for which QNB will be an official sponsor.

The sponsorship agreement was signed by Mr. Yousef Ali Darwish, General Manager Group Communications of QNB, and Mr. Ahmed Al Obaidly, Director of Exhibitions at Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC), in the presence of His Excellency Mr. Akbar Al Baker, Secretary General of QNTC and CEO of Qatar Airways Group.

Mr. Ahmed Al Obaidly, Director of Exhibitions at Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) said: “We are pleased to have QNB as the Official Sponsor of the 17th edition of the Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibition, where exhibitors and visitors will be able to benefit from the financial services provided by the largest financial institution in the region." He added: "This year's edition of DJWE is the largest in terms of number of exhibitors, space, and international participation, and it offers the Jewellery and watches fans an opportunity to learn about the finest international and local brands, compare them, and acquire them in one visit."

Under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, the Doha Jewellery and Watches Exhibtion (DJWE) will run for six days from February 24 to 29, at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC).  It will feature 127 exhibitors from 14 countries, and showcase 500 local and international brands. DJWE brings together up and coming designers and the world’s most prestigious jewellery and watch brands to present exclusive pieces, while showcasing the latest trends and developments in the industry. The exhibition is one of the largest in the world of its type and has seen year on year growth in both scale and scope.

Mr. Yousef Ali Darwish, General Manager Group Communications of QNB, also said: “We are proud of our official sponsorship of this prestigious event, which is one of the most luxurious in the region.  Our sponsorship of DJWE is a testament to our dedication and commitment to support the exhibition's goal in highlighting Qatar's position as a commercial hub for professionals and enthusiasts in the field, and as a global destination to attract visitors from all around the world."

QNB is now among the list of sponsors of the 17th edition of DJWE, which includes Qatar Airways as its airline partner and the JW Marriott Marquis City Center Doha, the official hotel partner.

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