Posted on March 02, 2019

The second edition of Souq Waqif Honey Exhibition kicked off on Thursday.  The Exhibition is being organised by the Private Engineering Office (PEO) in cooperation with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry with the participation of the Ministry of Municipality and Environment. The event will conclude on March 7.

A total of 124 companies from 20 countries are taking part in the second edition, an increase of 77 percent compared to the previous edition. The opening ceremony was attended by Assistant Undersecretary of Agriculture and Fisheries Affairs at the Ministry of Municipality and Environment Sheikh Dr Faleh bin Nasser al Thani, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy and Commerce HE Sultan bin Rashid al Khater, Director-General of the Private Engineering Office Nasser Rashid al Nuaimi, and a number of ambassadors of countries accredited to the state.

The exhibition aims to support the Qatari product, introducing the public to local honey producing companies and providing the opportunity for traders, entrepreneurs and small and medium enterprises to present their products of honey and related industries to the public. In a statement to reporters on the sidelines of the opening ceremony, Sheikh Dr Faleh said more than 25 local farms show their high-quality local natural honey products. He pointed out that the ministry started in 2013 with the distribution of all beekeeping requirements, which contributed to the enhancement of farms capacity and the start of production in commercial quantities, pointing out that more than 150 farms benefit from the support.

Khalid Saif al Suwaidi, general supervisor of Souq Waqif Honey Exhibition 2019, noted the great turnover for the exhibition and the start of sales even before the official opening. The exhibition is open to the public from 9am to 10pm daily, and from 3pm to 11pm on Fridays.