Posted on September 02, 2015

Qatar is preparing for yet another first of its kind events, designed around three of the country’s greatest traditions. Nawasi is a unique industry exhibition that will unite the passions of Equestrianism, Camel rearing and racing and Falconry. The exhibition promises to offer Qatar and the GCC a rare and exclusive opportunity to encounter the latest advancements, merchandise and developments of these timeless traditions, all in one location. Nawasi is set to draw exhibitors from the among the world’s leading manufacturers, suppliers, merchandisers, technology solution and service providers that represent the best in the Equestrian, Camel and Falcon industries.

The dates for this curtain-raising event in Qatar have been set from the 2nd to the 4th of March 2016 and the selected venue is the Doha Exhibition Centre. Nawasi is being organized and presented by a consortium of three of Qatar’s leading, local, event and media and marketing management companies. Manar Events who is leading the organizing of this first of kind event, Siigns Projects is the Marketing and Management Partner and Doha Media who is handling operations as Event Management Partner. The consortium is currently reaching out and confirming participation of exhibitors from all around the world. Among those who are poised to sign-up are top exhibitors from London, Germany, Brazil,  USA, GCC, and MENA region, as well as organizations from Africa, who have made a stellar name for themselves in the industry.

Mr. Moutaz Kamal, Managing Director in Siigns Projects explained the vision behind Nawasi. “We are proud to be breaking new ground in this field. The traditions of Equestrianism, Camel rearing and racing and Falconry go back centuries in this region. While here in Qatar and the GCC these much-loved interests will definitely benefit from a new infusion of energy, around the world there are great innovations and advancements being made in these fields. So our vision is to make Nawasi a bridge; a bridge between the best of the Equestrian, Camel and Falcon industries and unite them with owners and enthusiasts who passionately pursue these traditions. That is why Nawasi is bringing in cutting-edge expertise, equipment, technology, products, knowledge and advancements in these fields, here to Qatar. Nawasi will be a meeting place for connections, for commerce and for business. We truly believe that an industry exhibition in the caliber of Nawasi is exactly what is needed to nourish and revive these ancient arts.”

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Speaking to the media on the envisaged impact of the exhibition Mr. Saif Al Mohanadi, General Manager of Manar Events said: “In all our preparations currently underway, our goal is to make a true contribution to this greatly loved traditional interests in Qatar and the GCC. The industries associated with Equestrianism, Camels and Falconry have been growing in leaps and bounds but most of the owners and those engaged in them have to rely on going overseas to access quality products, services and solutions. Nawasi is happening because we want to change that. We will literally bring the best products and services of the world here, to our doorstep. We also want Nawasi to be a channel of updating and educating everyone on the advancements in Equestrian, Camel and Falcon industries and share knowledge and whip up a renewed interest in these arts among the next generation. In this way we will preserve history and contribute to future growth, simultaneously.” 

Attracting the attention of exhibitors Mr. Saif Al Mohanadi said, “Our exhibitors have everything to gain from Nawasi because this first-ever and the only exhibition of its kind will be a showcase for a full range of innovative products and services in these fields. It will also be a forum for exchange between industry professionals from the Middle East, the Near East, Europe, America and Asia. With Qatar being located at the heart of the Middle East region, it is a strategic crossroad for any exhibitor who is interested in capturing the Qatar and GCC market. Equestrianism, camels and falconry require long-term capabilities with high quality standards. So being present at Nawasi will not only be a huge opportunity to attract new markets but also a very prudent investment.”