Made in Qatar

Previous Editions
  • Inaugurated and held under the patronage the Emir His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani
  • Duration: From 11th – 14th January 2009
  • Venue: Doha Exhibition & Convention Center
  • Area: 15000 sqm.
  • Edition: First
  • Number of Exhibitors: 300 local companies and factories
  • The chamber had granted spaces free of charge for all exhibitors and it incurred all expenses.
  • Allocating various booths for family productive families
  • The exhibition had drawn upon multi-stakeholder’s participation including ministers, businessmen, GCC officials and visitors
  • Over 5000 visitors
  • Various presentations by the Ministry of Energy and Industry, Qatar Development Bank and GOIC were delivered on the sidelines of the expo.
  • Seminars and discussions on challenges and obstacles facing industry sector and roles played by the sector in the economic development in GCC countries.
  • “Future of GCC Industry” seminar was held
  • Forming a joint committee between the Ministry of Energy and Industry and Qatar Chamber with the aim to encouraging the investment in industrial sector and removing all obstacles facing industry
  • Screening a film on the development of industry in Qatar titled “Story of Industry in Qatar”
  • Several commercial transactions among exhibitors were announced
  • Inaugurated and held under the patronage the Emir His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani
  • Duration: From 4th – 7th January 2011
  • Venue: Doha Exhibition & Convention Center
  • Area: 12000 sqm.
  • Edition: Second
  • Number of Exhibitors: 200 local companies and factories
  • The expo was attended by several ministers, ambassadors, officials from various ministries and businessmen
  • It saw a large participation from family productive families
  • A seminar on the state of industry in Qatar
  • A seminar was held among producers and importers
  • A consultant seminar was delivered between QDB and businessmen
  • Inaugurated and held under the patronage the Emir His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani
  • Duration: From 16th – 18th January 2013
  • Venue: Doha Exhibition & Convention Center
  • Area: 15000 sqm.
  • Edition: Third
  • Number of Exhibitors: 200 local companies and factories
  • The expo was held under the theme “Mechanisms to support SMEs”
  • The exhibition saw great participation from private sector competent bodies.
  • The opening ceremony was also attended by a galaxy ministers, ambassadors and officials from various ministries.
  • The three-day exhibition has been organized by Qatar Chamber in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy and Industry.
  • Several lectures and seminars were delivered on the sidelines of the expo.
  • A seminar on the mechanisms of supporting small and medium industries (SMIs) was held.
  • A seminar on roles of QDB and Qatar Incubator center was delivered.
  • The leading industrial firms participating in the exhibition are Qatar Gas, Qatar Chemical Company, Qatalum, Qatar Development Bank, Doha Cables, Qatar Chemicals, Qatar Foam, Qatar Petrochemical Company, Qatar Steel, National Paper Industries Company, Salam International, and Qbake.
  • Held under the patronage the Emir His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al Thani.
  • Inaugurated by the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al Thani.
  • Date: 19th – 23rd May 2015.
  • Venue: Doha Exhibition and Convention Center
  • Area: 15000 sqm
  • Edition: Fourth
  • Number of Exhibitors: 225 national companies and factories
  • Sectors: furniture, food products, petrochemicals, SMEs and miscellaneous industries
  • Number of visitors: 7000
  • It included, for the first time, a bazaar where visitors could buy jewelry, perfumes and oils, assorted clothing, souvenir items, handicrafts, and several homemade products
  • More than 200 family productive families displayed their products in the bazaar
  • A symposium entitled “Industry is locomotive of development” held on the sidelines of the expo in the attendance of HE Minister of Energy and Industry Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada and HE Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage Dr. Hamad bin Abdul-Aziz Al Kuwari
  • Four arbitration symposiums were held by the Qatar International Center for Conciliation and Arbitration in cooperation with Qatar University and Qatari Lawyers Association
  • Due to the great turnout, the exhibition was extended for one extra day
  • Ministers, businessmen, GCC and Arab officials visited the expo
  • Her Excellency Sheikha Al Mayassa bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani Chairperson of Qatar Museums, toured pavilions at the exhibition and was briefed about participating Qatari companies and their products.
  • The fifth edition of the expo and the first to be held outside Qatar was held from 6-9 November 2016 at Riyadh International Convention & Exhibition Center, KSA.
  • Organized by Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry in cooperation with the Council of Saudi Chambers of Commerce and Industry, the expo was opened by the Minister of Energy and Industry H E Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada and HE Saudi Minister of Commerce and Investment Dr Majed bin Abdullah Al-Qasabi.
  • HE Chairman of Qatar Chamber Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim Al-Thani, and a group of Qatari and Saudi businessmen attended the inauguration ceremony.
  • Held on an area of 10000 sqm, the expo saw participation of more than 200 Qatari companies and factories representing all manufacturing and producing sectors.
  • Many productive families and home-based businesses also displayed their products in the expo.
  • On the sidelines of the expo, the Qatari-Saudi Business Forum was held.
  • 40% of exhibiting companies concluded successful transactions with Saudi companies.
  • Held Under the patronage and with inauguration of the Emir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the expo was held from 14-17 December on an area of 30000 sqm, which is the entire exhibition’s space at the Doha Convention and Exhibition Centre.
  • The expo is organized by Qatar Chamber in cooperation with the Ministry of Energy and Industry, QDB as strategic partner and QNB as official sponsor.
  • The Emir was accompanied by the Prime Minister and Interior Minister H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani and several Ministers, senior diplomats and dignitaries, members of Qatar Chamber’s Board of Directors and scores of prominent businessmen.
  • Number of exhibitors: 320 Qatari industrial companies, 140 productive families
  • Number of sponsors: 18 sponsors: (QDB strategic partner – QNB official – Qatar Tourism Authority and QMIC diamond – Mantaflex and Qatar Foam golden – ASTAD, Salam, Qatalum, Hasad and QPMC silver – Widam sponsor of food sector – Manteq sponsor of economic zones – ASKAR sponsor of miscellaneous industries sector – Alurays sponsor of SMEs – Qatar TV, Al Arab Newspaper media sponsors).

 

  • Number of visitors: more than 18000
  • Qatar Chamber invited embassies of friendly and fraternal countries in coordination with the Foreign Ministry to participate in the exhibition.
  • The exhibition also provided free display spaces for trade representatives from 25 embassies in Doha to enable the Qatari manufacturers and businessmen to learn about these markets and provide them with an opportunity to exchange experiences, information and techniques that can benefit businesses in the country.
  • Sectors: Petrochemicals, food, furniture, SMEs and miscellaneous industries.
  • On the sidelines of the exhibition, Qatar Chamber held an accompanying industrial forum which addressed the challenges facing the industrial sector in the country and highlighted the legal environment of investment.

The two-session forum was attended by HE the Minister of Energy and Industry Dr Mohamed bin Saleh al-Sada, chairman of Qatar Chamber HE Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim Al Thani and many businessmen, chairpersons and representatives of companies taking part in the expo.

It also shed light on legislations and laws facilitating business in the country.

Speakers included representatives from the Ministry of Energy & Industry, QDB, Single Window, Manateq, Qatar University and Qatar International Center for Conciliation and Arbitration.

  • HE Mohammad bin Abdullah Al-Rumaihi, Minister of Municipality and Environment, visited the expo and toured its pavilions, accompanied by QC’s chairman and director general.
  • Syrian and Kazakhstani business delegations visited the exhibition and met with the Chamber’s officials
  • The agreements signed during the exhibition included a cooperation between Kazakhstan and Qatar and an agreement between QDB and Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE) to encourage small and medium enterprises to be listed on the Qatari bourse.
  • The expo also saw signing commercial contracts, agreements and commercial transactions among the exhibiting companies, local companies and foreign companies.
  • Agreements included a partnership between Al Bandari Group and Prista Oil of Bulgaria, in addition to the announcement of the Al Mahtaba Factory for the establishment of the first textile factory in Qatar next year.
  • Also, Al Dhaayen Group announced the establishment of the first factory for manufacturing air conditioners in Qatar early 2019.
  • Many companies reached preliminary understandings of partnership and alliance with foreign companies and will be holding further their discussions after the exhibition.
  • QC Chairman HE Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim Al Thani received at the exhibition’s Hal Qatar Majlis scores of prominent businessmen, owners of companies and factories as well as foreign business delegations.
  • QC director general received at the chamber’s pavilion deputy chairman of the Custom General Authority Ahmed bin Issa al-Mohanadi.
  • On the sidelines of the exhibition, various workshops and seminars on supply chains, productivity, negotiation and decision making were given.
  • The seventh edition of the expo and the second to be held outside Qatar was held in the Sultanate of Oman from 3-6 December 2018 on an area od 10000 sqm and with participation of 240 Qatari companies and factories.
  • The expo was organised in cooperation with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Qatar Development Bank as strategic partner and Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
  • Held under the patronage of HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani, the exhibition was inaugurated by HE the Minister of Commerce and Industry Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari and the President of General Authority for Investment Promotion and Export Development in Oman Yahia bin Saeed Al Jabri.
  • Launched at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Center in Muscat, the opening of the exhibition was attended by HE Qatar Ambassador to Oman Ali bin Fahad Falah Al Hajri, First Vice-Chairman of Qatar Chamber Mohammed bin Ahmed bin Twar Al Kuwari, Chairman of Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry Qais bin Mohammed Al Yousuf and many Qatari and Omanis businessmen.
  • On the sidelines of the expo, the Qatari-Omani Business Forum was held and several presentations from Qatar Development Bank, Manateq, Co-ordinating Committee for the Single Window System Management, Al Duqm Port, Oman Development Bank, and Public Establishment for Industrial Estates–Madayn were delivered during a session titled ‘Industry…Strategic Choice’.

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