Qatargas recently hosted its annual Contractor Forum at the Four Seasons Hotel in Doha. The Forum brought together Qatargas’ key contractors under the theme “One Team One Mission” with the main objective to support and develop the local market.
The theme ‘One Team One Mission’ underlines the great value that Qatargas places on its partnership with suppliers and service providers who play a key role in its success. Launched last year, the Qatargas Contractor Forum brings together contractors and suppliers to share their experience and learning, benefiting them and Qatargas alike. The Forum also provides a unique opportunity for the suppliers and contractors to learn about future business opportunities, Qatargas expectations as well as strengthen mutual relationships for the benefit of the broader community.
Welcoming the participants, Khalid Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Qatargas Chief Executive Officer said: “Our aim is to continue to contribute positively to the National Vision 2030, specifically in the pillar of achieving sustainable economic development through local market development. We have launched this Contractor Forum last year to reinforce the importance of two way communication and to present, our contribution to the local market development.”
Qatargas has established its strategic position in the world-wide market, capitalizing on all the available resources. You as a partner have directly contributed to our success. We will continue to maintain pacesetter performance in all aspects. In order to strengthen this position we have to look for higher return on investment and innovative solutions, which ultimately contribute to the bottom line.”
Abdulla Al-Subaey, Qatargas Supply Manager delivered the keynote address. “The main objective of this forum is to develop the Local Market in Qatar to support the growth of business in this fast growing economy. This forum provides a platform for two way communication and our expectation is that all participants including Qatargas utilize this opportunity to share their individual perspective and learn from one another in order to continuously improve our business process which will lead to a reduction in risk, faster execution, higher standard of quality and reduction in cost.” he said.
This year, the Forum was expanded to include representatives from the Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting, Qatar Development Bank and other local banks, all of which directly contribute to the local market development. Mr. Remy Rowhani, the Director General of Qatar Chamber of Commerce & Industry delivered a speech highlighting the role of the Chamber in promoting business and the various services offered to member companies.
The speeches and presentations during the Forum helped the participants to understand more on several topics including Qatargas project plans and work inside Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatargas standards and expectations and the tendering process in Qatargas. There was also a live survey that gave the participants the opportunity to give their feedback to improve Qatargas processes and systems.
Garry Looker, Qatargas Chief Operating Officer – Finance, closed out the forum with his concluding remarks. He stressed the management’s commitment to support and develop the local market and assured the participants that Qatargas would review the feedback received during the forum and address the concerns of the contractors. He also encouraged the contractors and suppliers to approach the company at any time if they have any issues or suggestions.
Over 400 hundred people, representing nearly 200 contractors and suppliers attended the event.