Project Qatar, the nation’s biggest and longest-established construction event slated from April 29 to May 1, is expected to be the most comprehensive and diverse yet, the organisers have said.
Registration is now open for the event, which will be held under the patronage of HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani.
“Last year, Project Qatar attracted 1,700 companies from 29 participating countries. And, just as we have done each year since the event’s inception, we will build on this success and ensure that 2019 is the year that Project Qatar cements its position as the nation’s blue chip construction event, designed to help Qatar achieve its long-term aims,” said IFP Qatar general manager Haidar Mshaimesh.
This year’s edition of Project Qatar promises to be the most diverse in its history, Mshaimesh added. He said the event’s impact and contribution to the construction industry in Qatar has grown consistently since its launch in 2004, and it is now a mainstay of the international construction industry calendar.
The 2019 edition has been carefully tailored to be aligned with the journey towards the realisation of the Qatar National Vision 2030. It will provide a unique platform for global industry players to learn how best to tap into the nation’s array of construction-related opportunities as Qatar’s infrastructural upgrades gain pace, according to Mshaimesh. Running concurrently with the exhibition for the second consecutive year, Project Qatar Conference is set to discuss and explore various aspects of the future of construction in Qatar.
With keynote addresses by senior representatives of the Public Works Authority (Ashghal) and Qatar Chamber, and the participation of high-level government speakers, market leaders and specialists, the three-day conference will discuss in depth the following themes: ‘Building Today for The Future Qatar’, ‘Iconic Real Estate Developments Towards 2022 FIFA World Cup’, ‘Technology and Innovation for The Future of Energy in Qatar’, and ‘Qatar’s Smart Cities – Transforming The Future’.
The theme for the first day is ‘Building Today for The Future Qatar’. A series of sessions designed to highlight opportunities available to foreign and local companies in the Qatari market will take place led by Ashghal, Qatar Financial Centre, and Manateq Economic Zones Company.
The opening session on the second day follows the theme ‘Iconic Real Estate Developments Towards 2022 FIFA World Cup’, and will feature discussions and presentations relating to some of the nation’s key infrastructure projects, including the Museum of Islamic Art, the 2022 FIFA World Cup projects, and the National Museum of Qatar.
The sessions will also highlight the opportunities available for construction companies in advance of 2022. The second session of Day 2 will focus on ‘Technology and Innovation for The Future of Energy in Qatar’, and will include lectures relating to retrofitting, solar energy, and facility management in the construction industry.
On Day 3, the sessions will cover ‘Qatar’s Smart Cities – Transforming the Future’, and will highlight the ways in which new cities in Qatar are being planned and built as cities of the future. The session will conclude with a panel discussion featuring representatives from Parsons International, Msheireb Properties, and Qatar Green Building Council.
Alongside its conference and exhibition, Project Qatar 2019 will also see the introduction of an array of skills and career development sessions for construction industry professionals. Attendees will be able to participate in CPD-certified training sessions and workshops, which are being offered free of charge throughout the event.
Additionally, Project Qatar will continue to present unrivalled networking and new business opportunities for construction industry operatives. The B2B Platform will feature once again, helping consumers and exhibitors to make new contacts and forge new business relationships based on their matching areas of interest and priorities.