Qatar’s largest construction event opens to visitors today
Project Qatar 2014, one of the region’s largest construction based exhibitions will open its doors today for the 11th International Construction Technology & Building Materials Exhibition.
The four-day event is Qatar’s largest construction gathering of the year, representing the remarkable construction sector growth being witnessed in Qatar. Featuring over 2,100 exhibitors and 24 international pavilions, with more than 45,000 visitors anticipated from 130 countries, Project Qatar 2014 will take place at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC), from 12 May to 15 May, between 4 pm and 10 pm.
Now in its 11th edition, Project Qatar has become one of the most popular places for companies and industry professionals to come together to showcase their expertise and latest innovations in construction, cutting-edge technology, building materials and sustainability. Local and foreign companies will come together this week to present high-level case studies, discuss new projects,and forge new partnerships hoping to capitalise on Qatar’s growing construction industry landscape.
Rawad Sleem, project manager of Project Qatar, said, “Every year, the Project Qatar audience becomes more diverse with practitioners from all construction disciplines coming from all over the world. The Qatar construction market is at the heart of the global construction industry with more than USD200 billion (QAR7258 billion) in the pipeline for infrastructure ahead of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. As a natural gateway to the GCC countries, this presents significant opportunity for the local, regional and international markets to conduct business across a variety of sectors.” Sleem added that the event was fully booked less than 3 months after the announcement for this year’s event was made, with a large number of new global exhibitors and countries taking part.
Project Qatar 2014 will also include two concurrent events - “Qatar StoneTech”, The 3rd International Stone & Stone Technology Show and “Heavy Max 2014”, The 11th International Exhibition for Heavy Machinery, as well as hosting a new educational platform, the Project Qatar Conference Series, organised by Advanced Conferences & Meetings(ACM), that will include: “LightingTech Qatar” on 12 May to 13 May, from 8 am to 4 pm, and “HVACTech Qatar” on 14 May to 15 May, from 8 am to 4 pm.