GROWTH IN HOSPITALITY SECTOR
Hospitality Qatar 2016, the 360o Hospitality and HORECA show, was officially launched today during a conference held at the Intercontinental Doha – The City.
The show, organized by IFP Qatar, is licensed by the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA). Under the patronage of HE Sheikh Ahmed Bin Jassim Al Thani, Minister of Economy and Commerce, Hospitality Qatar will be held from October, 18-20, 2016 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC). The exhibition, welcoming five national pavilions, will bring thousands of visitors from around the globe to meet more than 132 exhibitors from 10 countries. The event will provide a progressive platform for hospitality, hotel, restaurant, and cafes operators to showcase their latest products and build new business opportunities. Commenting on the show, George Ayache, IFP Qatar's General Manager, stated: "Qatar's investment in the hospitality sector is clearly visible with nearly 105 upcoming hotels and approximately 21,000 rooms at various stages of construction, and more than $40 billion to be invested in the hospitality sector over the upcoming 15 years. Our show represents the finest opportunity for buyers and sellers to meet and network. We have even created our very own Business-to-Business matchmaking platform to further develop this exchange platform," added Ayache.
Speaking about their participation at Hospitality Qatar 2016, Carla Ghaleb, Country Manager, Boecker Public Safety LLC, stated: "As Qatar is witnessing substantial growth in the hospitality sector, we are delighted to contribute to this growth through our yearly strategic partnership with Hospitality Qatar as official associate and Hygiene Sponsor. Fadhel bin Khalifa, Purchasing Manager of Haidari Trading Company, remarked: "We have a fleet of 35 fully refrigerated vehicles delivering to hotels, restaurants, and catering companies every day across Qatar. Hospitality Qatar helps us meet the key buyers across Qatar and enables us to continue to grow our business."