Posted on February 22, 2019

The Silk Road Exhibition will be held in Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre from November 3 to 5, in a partnership between the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) and Al Sharq Media Management (AMM).

Exhibition Executive Manager, Eizeldin Abdelrahman, said nearly 50 countries are expected to participate in the exhibition which aims to attract government, semi-government and private sectors working in the field of transport, shipping and logistics to meet under one roof to exchange experiences and open new horizons for investments between participating countries.

The exhibition also seeks to highlight the logistics of this route - one of the oldest commercial and cultural road networks linking China, Asia and Europe by land and sea for hundreds of years, contributing to the prosperity of many countries and cities that are located along the route. He added that the freedom of world trade and the rise in economic growth around the world have led to increased demand for transport, handling and storage in international ports, making the need for integrated logistics solutions more urgent to deal optimally with global trade.

He said organising such events will allow Qatari companies to learn about the latest developments and global experiences, while allowing international companies to know the size of development and growth found in the business sector as well as global trade deals done with Qatari companies and ports. Noor Shahdad, Director of International Relations and Acting Director of Public and Relations and Communications at MoTC said that in the past six years the Belt and Road Initiative has been transformed into a major platform for building the interests and benefits of all the countries that support the initiative.

It achieves economic integration and promotes trade and communication between them through the construction of the Silk Road which reduces the cost of logistics and time of cargo flights between those countries, she said. Shahdad said the Silk Road exhibition is a great opportunity for the projects being implemented in Qatar, with regards to public and private partnership, especially Manateq, Economic Zones Company and other initiatives in this field. The exhibition will also highlight investment opportunities in the technology sector and shipping companies, direct air freight and the latest technology related to transport services and port management in the participating countries, she said.