Visitors flock to Qatar pavilion at OIC trade fair
09 Feb 2018 - 1:44
DOHA: Visitors and participants flocked to Qatar’s pavilion at the special edition of the trade fair of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Member States in Kuwait. The pavilion, organised by the Ministry of Economy and Commerce, brought together representatives of Qatar Chamber, Qatar Financial Center and Economic Zones Company (Manateq) along with executives from 13 Qatari private companies.
The Ministry’s participation in the exhibition comes within the framework of its efforts to showcase the investment opportunities in Qatar and highlight the state’s business and investment-friendly climate. The Ministry is also seeking to enhance the capacity of national companies and factories and to support national products in line with its efforts to promote economic development and accomplish the Qatar National Vision 2030.
During the exhibition, the Ministry will provide a detailed explanation of the laws and regulations governing investments in Qatar as well as the incentives and advantages offered to investors.
Officials from the Ministry will hold meetings with businessmen and potential investors to familiarise them with investment opportunities in Qatar and efforts for the development of a safe investment environment.
Abdurrahman Abdullah Al Ansari, Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Industrial Manufacturing Company, said that QIMC is a local joint stock company comprising 20 different factories in various sectors such as construction materials, infrastructure, petrochemicals and food. “We believe that the Kuwaiti market is key in terms of our import and export activity. We are currently presenting our various high quality products in a bid to access the Kuwaiti market. Through this participation, we are also seeking new sources to import raw materials directly to our factories,” he added.
Saeed Abdullah Al Tawa Al Hajeri, Chairman of Al Ikhtyaar German Upvc Windows & Doors, noted on the other hand, that through his participation in the exhibition he aims at promoting and introducing Qatari products to participants.
Dr Ahmed Bin Mohammed Al Sulaiti, Chairman of Qatar Pharma Factory, said his company’s participation in the exhibition is aimed at presenting new products that have yet to be exported to Kuwait, highlighting the company’s ownership of patents for products such as Biohair among others.
Shaker Al Ansari, General Manager of Doha Plastic Company, said his participation in the exhibition is in line with the company’s policy of introducing and opening up new international markets for Qatari products. The company statrted producing new agricultural equipment such as drip irrigation pipes as well as manufacturing greenhouses since 2014, in addition to all other green house agriculture-related products.
Mohammed Maher, Foreign Exhibitions Officer at Asak Group, said: “We are participating in the exhibition to present Mona Food Products, which produces a range of Qatari products. “We are participating in the exhibition for several reasons, most importantly to ink export deals, introduce our products in neighboring markets and demonstrate the ability of Qatari factories to produce high-quality products comparable to their counterparts in the world.”
Faraj Moftah Aman Al Hamad, General Manager of Bin Aman Plastic Industries, said that through his participation in the exhibition he aims at introducing and opening up new markets for Qatari industries which have demonstrated their success. Such exhibitions provide a platform for Qatari manufacturers to shed light on the quality of Qatari industries, he added.