Doha 15 July 2018 (QNA)
Qatar Chamber of Commerce (QC) on Sunday announced that Second edition of ‘Made in Qatar’ exhibition will be held in Capital city of Muscat of Sultanate of Oman. The exhibition will be held from 05 – to 09 November, in cooperation with Ministry of Energy and Industry and Qatar Development Bank.
Qatar Chamber added that the exhibition, which will be held on 10 thousand square meters at OMAN Convention and Exhibition Centre, will see the participation of about 200 Qatari Companies.
Speaking at a press conference today, First Deputy Chairman of Qatar Chamber Mohammed bin Ahmed bin Twar said that ‘Made in Qatar’ in its next edition aims to open new channels of communication between Qatari companies and their Omani counterpart. “It also aims at exchanging experiences with Omani companies in the industrial sectors as well as at introducing the Omani society to the Qatari product and opening up new foreign markets to Qatari companies in its various large and small industries.
He stressed that ‘Made in Qatar’ has been able to achieve great successes during the previous editions, especially the last edition, which was held in December last year, and saw the participation of 320 Qatari companies factories, along with 140 owners of household handicrafts.
He called on all industrial sectors; heavy or small or medium industries, food, petrochemical and furniture to participate in the exhibition, adding that the QC will provide free exhibition space for participants and will provide all necessary support.
Mohammed bin Ahmed bin Twar pointed out that the industrial sector in Qatar has witnessed an unprecedented boom following the unjust siege imposed on the country. The private sector has been able to boost its investments and expand its activities in the field of manufacturing, he added.
On the sidelines of the exhibition, a Qatari-Omani forum will be held to discuss strengthening trade relations between the two sides, he said adding that a coordination will be conducted for holding a meeting of the Qatari-Omani Business Council. He explained that the exhibition and its associated activities will be a platform for business owners from both countries to discuss the investment opportunities available in all sectors, in preparation for the establishment of alliances and commercial deals between the Qatari companies and their Omani counterpart, benefiting the economies of the two brotherly countries.
He also praised the cooperation between the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry and its Qatari counterpart in the organization of the exhibition, appreciating the contribution of the Omani leadership and people to the State of Qatar and its people during the unjust siege imposed on it more than a year.
In response to a question on the choosing Oman as a venue, the QC First Vice-Chairman noted that strong economic relations between the private sectors in both countries was among the main reason for choosing to hold the exhibition in Oman. He said the balance of trade between the two countries has made successive leaps in a short period, adding that Qatari business owners are also interested in exploring investment opportunities in the industrial sectors in Oman.
He pointed out that future editions of ‘Made in Qatar’ will be held in other countries such as Kuwait, Turkey and some of the Arab countries.