Posted on March 13, 2014

Qatar’s investments in projects in both the country’s energy and infrastructure sectors have seen a remarkable boost in the past six months, with a host of new developments being announced and existing projects moving forward.

Under the new leadership of its new Emir, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, momentum in Qatar’s projects market has seen an upswing with a wide range of developments announced. This includes over USD 13 billion in petrochemical schemes planned, recent intensification in its upstream operations, extension of life of its mature oil fields, and infrastructure project opportunities associated with the $40bn worth of roads, ports and rail work; $19bn construction projects, and $3.2bn of social infrastructure projects.

MEED Qatar Projects 2014 conference is held under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy & Industry and Chairman & Managing Director of Qatar Petroleum and is under the full support of Ashghal.​

On the first day of the conference, H.E. Sheikh Abdulla Saoud Al Thani, Governor of Qatar’s Central Bank will deliver the keynote address on the latest developments and initiatives undertaken to achieve Qatar’s National Vision 2030. Mohammed Al Hajri, Director of Downstream Ventures, Qatar Petroleum will share the organisation’s vision including upstream, refining and transport and distribution plans and opportunities for international partners .

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MEED Qatar Projects 2014 features two dedicated tracks i.e. Infrastructure & Transport Track and Energy & Utilities sector to ensure sector specific content and extended networking opportunities. New tenders expected to be announce include Sharq Crossing and remaining contracts for the Expressway & IDRIS Programmes. The agenda will also discuss upcoming mega project delivery challenges and solutions. Highlights also include presentations on Qatar’s Mega Reservoir Project and  Al Karaana Petrochemical complex, the largest green field project in Qatar.

Qatar Projects 2014 will also provide important networking opportunities for all participants including preconference masterclass sponsored by HSBC, welcome reception hosted by PricewaterhouseCoopers, Gala Dinner sponsored by IBQ, Day One Lunch sponsored by QIC, Day Two Lunch sponsored by Qatar Steel and Breakfast Briefing sponsored by Seib.

Qatar Projects 2014 is being supported by Mashreq as Silver Sponsor, Al Maysan and Larsen & Toubro as Bronze Sponsors as well as Drake and Scull and Zurich as Conference Sponsors. Other corporate partners include SEIB (Dedicated Partner and Breakfast Sponsor), Qatar Insurance Group (Lunch Sponsor), ibq (Gala Dinner Sponsor) as well as pwc (as Reception Sponsor) and Shapoorji Pallonji (as Networking Sponsor). For an overview of the latest agenda and conference highlights, as well as registration details, please visit