Posted on October 14, 2019

Qatar unveiled its Business-to-Business Matchmaking zone that will be featured at the upcoming Qatar IT Conference & Exhibition (QITCOM2019).

The B2B Zone will be a dedicated area for more than 300 global business owners to network and discuss innovative ideas. Organized by the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC), the B2B zone will be accessible via a special mobile application (QITCOM app) and dedicated zone facilitators to help arrange meetings.

QITCOM 2019 is a catalyst for the development of safe smart city solutions in Qatar and around the globe. Held under the theme ‘Safe Smart Cities’, QITCOM 2019 is scheduled to take place between 29th October and 1st November 2019 at the Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC). The B2B Matchmaking Zone aims to bring together more than 500 companies, government agencies, small and medium enterprises, entrepreneurs and technology providers with potential investors. B2B Matchmaking will act as a networking platform for upcoming and established businesses to connect with local and global investors. It is an opportunity for organizations to secure investments to set up new offices, partnerships and sponsorships.

The B2B Platform is one of the key highlights of QITCOM 2019 since it helps businesses connect with partners including local and international governments, investors and other businesses and specialized firms for collaborations and partnerships. On the occasion, Ms. Noor Ali Al Kuwari, Projects Engineer, Digital Industry said, “We are looking forward to connecting potential investors with the government and business owners. Currently, we have already reached out to more than 100 companies and Associations globally and are hoping to establish more than 300 meetings during QITCOM 2019”.

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According to a recent study by IDC, Qatar IT Business Directory, The Global Talent Competitiveness Index 2018 and the World Economic Forum, Qatar’s economy is set to grow at 10% until 2022, making it a favourable environment for the Information and Communication sector. Noor further added, “There are over 500 ICT companies in Qatar that are continually growing their digital capabilities. We are positive that the B2B Matchmaking zone at QITCOM 2019 will offer entrepreneurs the ideal environment to connect, collaborate and grow. The B2B zone is an effective and easy way to introduce businesses to potential partners, decision makers and new markets, and is open to all visitors.”

With large digital players like Microsoft, IBM, GE, Ooredoo, Vodafone and Huawei, Qatar is well positioned to advance its innovative digital agenda.  With new government reforms being implemented, Qatar is set for exponential growth in the coming years. Since its inception, QITCOM has been responsible for bringing together consumers and global experts to understand, envision and build Qatar’s digital future. QITCOM 2019 aims to attract 30,000 visitors, sign a number of MoUs, enter  strategic sponsorships and link up investors with opportunities available in the Qatari market.

This year’s event will further contribute towards creating connections across the Smart Cities ecosystem at a national, regional and global level.