The second edition of Hospitality Qatar is underway, taking place until October 20, at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC).
The trade event was inaugurated by His Excellency Sheikh Ahmed Bin Jassim Al Thani, Minister of Economy and Commerce.
Hospitality Qatar provides a platform for suppliers, hoteliers, HORECA suppliers, buyers, and investors to showcase the latest innovations and products available to the hospitality sector. With a broad array of pavilions, workshops, and B2B networking sessions taking place.
Commenting on the importance of tourism and hospitality for Qatar’s economy, His Excellency Sheikh Ahmed Bin Jassim Al Thani, said: “We have witnessed the development of the tourism and hospitality sectors here in Qatar. That development has been driven by the huge interest from the state of Qatar in the National Strategy for the Tourism sector 2030. The strategy was set to be adapted as a roadmap towards developing the tourism industry over the coming decades, and transforming Qatar into an international touristic destination proud of its cultural roots.”
Rashed Nassir Sraiya Al Kaabi, vice chairman of Al Sraiya Holding Group, added: “The exhibition features all aspects of the hotel and franchise markets in the Gulf region. We would like to thank all participants who have helped make this event a success, achieving its mission in providing regional and international agents, dealers and buyers the opportunity to network in a suitable, professional environment.”
“During its two editions, Hospitality Qatar has proved its role as Qatar’s leading hospitality exhibition, bringing together a large number of local, regional and international decision makers and industry professionals. The main reason for the success of this event is the continuous support of the Government of Qatar which played a major role in putting together this memorable event”, said on the George Ayache, general manager of IFP Qatar.
Hospitality Qatar 2016 has attracted a record level of interest and participation from across the industry with more than 10 countries participating, and hundreds of exhibitors and brands. Some of the hospitality-related disciplines present at this year’s show include retail investors and businesspersons.
In addition to the trade show, Salon Culinaire is in full-swing with more than 250 chefs and sculptors competing to be receive top honors in one of 17 categories, live and on display for Show visitors to experience.