Posted on May 26, 2013

The Embassy of South Africa in Qatar and the Department of Trade and Industry of South Africa in association with the Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry (QC) announced today the upcoming World Cup 2010 Legacy exhibition scheduled to take place 2-4 June 2013 in Doha. The exhibition will be held at the St. Regis Hotel Grand Ballroom 10:00 to 18:00 on the 2nd and 3rd of June and from 10.00 to 16.00 on the 4th of June.

The exhibition is a three-day business to business event showcasing the South African companies that were vital to the success of the 2010 World Cup, held in South Africa. Nearly 40 companies from industries ranging from construction and supplies, security, logistics and food service will share their experience and knowledge with Qatar-based businesses. The 2010 World Cup exhibition previously visited Brazil and Russia, hosts of the next two World Cup tournaments. Qatar, host to the 2022 World Cup, rounds out the exhibition tour.

The event will be held with the support of the Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the South Africa Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), aims also at generating stronger trade and investment ties between the two nations over the longer term.

Mr. Remy Rowhani, Director General of the Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said, “We support the Department of Trade and Industry of South Africain bringing the 2010 World Cup Legacy exhibition to Qatar. This event will bring value to the South African participating companies and Qatar-based companies who are looking for new business opportunities and to learn from the experience of these visitors. The Qatar Chamber welcomes new enterprise into Qatar and supports the diversification of the local economy.”

(Click here to read the remarks of Mr. Remy Rohani)

The first day of the exhibition will kick off withan opening session featuring officials and influential speakers from Qatar and South Africa.

South African Ambassador to Qatar, His Excellency Dr Saad Cachalia said, “We are delighted to bring the World Cup 2010 Legacy Exhibition to Qatar.The companies exhibiting understand what it takes to contribute to a World Cup, and they have much to share with businesses in Qatar preparing for 2022. Our nations share not only great ambition and energy, but also strong business links. The meetings that will take place between South African and Qatar businesses over the course of the exhibition will serve to strengthen these ties and uncover new opportunities for 2022 and beyond.”

(Click here to read the remarks of HE Saad Cachalia)

Companies interested in attending the exhibition are invited to register their interest by calling +974 4410 3022 or sending an email to kimberly.hard@ogilvy.com. There will be ample opportunities to meet representatives of the South African businesses and schedule meetings to discuss business opportunities.

The Republic of South Africa and the State of Qatar have ongoing bilateral trade and investment relations dating back to 1994. One of South Africa's largest companies, Sasol, is in joint venture with Qatar Petroleum on the ORYX GTL gas-to-liquid facility in Qatar. Additionally, Qatar is the seventh-largest supplier of crude oil to South Africa. The main commodities South Africa imports from Qatar are mineral products, chemicals and plastic products, while South Africa’s main exports to Qatar are in agriculture, chemicals and logistical appliances.

HE Dr. Cachalia Ambassador of SA to Qatar, and Mr. Remy Rohani, General Director of Qatar Chamber

The Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry was established in 1963 with the objective to support the burgeoning trade business climate in the country. The Qatar Chamber helps member firms and companies to introduce their services and products to the local Qatari market, as well as ensure that the country’s business and market needs are met by these available companies.By providing key support services, networking opportunities and leadership, the Chamber helps oversee one of the most dynamic and fastest-growing economies in the world.

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