Business France, the national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, organizes “French Qatar Sport Days” from October 11 – 15, 2016, in Doha, Qatar.
The event coincides with the Road World Championships organized by the Union Cycliste Internationale from 9-16 October 2016 in the heart of Doha, the first Middle East city to host the championship as well as many other international sport events including the 2022 FIFA world Cup.
Representatives of the French participating companies held collective BtoB meetings with sports authorities and decision makers. Over a period of five days, they meet with the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, which organized a visit of Al Wakrah stadium under construction for 2022 FIFA World Cup. Aspire Zone Foundation welcomed them in the Aspire Dome. Al Shaqab offered them an amazing Arabian horse show after visiting their equestrian facilities. The program includes meetings with the Ministry of Culture and Sports, local partners and distributors to offer their know-how, products and services.
About the event, Christelle Peyran, Head of Business France Qatar, said: “Qatar is getting ready to host the first Road World Championship in the Middle East among other major sport events such as the World Gymnastics Championship in 2018 and the FIFA World Cup in 2022. We believe that introducing leading French companies to local authorities and decision makers in the field of sports is a great opportunity for both parties to foster mutual relationships and help improve the economy of both countries”.
French companies participating in the event include:
AREP, a multidisciplinary organization designing spaces and offering their expertise in all areas of urban planning and construction: multimodal hubs and railway stations, public amenities, offices, hotels and housing, shopping centers and technical facilities.
DIETAL, a company specialised in the design and the manufacturing of professional indoor lighting fixtures.
ETIENNE LACROIX – RUGGIERI , one of leading companies in the pyrotechnic field and fireworks.
GREEN SCIENCES, GREEN-SCIENCES, has designed a solution to fight against indoor air pollution, mainly inspired by biomimicry. The process consists in a structure made of green cartridges filtering the air without any waste.
MARTY SPORTS, a company specialized in the design, manufacturing, marketing and installation of sports equipment.
MEDIATREE GROUP, a multinational contents, technologies, broadcast, production and media company.
ORANGE BUSINESS SERVICES, a global Information and Communication Technologies services provider.
OMNIRIS TECHNOLOGIES, a company specialized in the provision of fully integrated solutions to large venues (stadia & arena, theme parks, zoos & aquarias, museums and resorts).
SEAVER is a highly successful French start-up company based in Paris that is developing the first ever smart equipment for horses.
SERGE FERRARI is a leader in the flexible composite material sector, to meet tomorrow’s major challenges: sustainable construction, energy control, protection and renewal of resources.
French companies are ready to make all their skills and latest technologies available to fulfill Qatar’s sustainable objectives towards its major sport events. A group of French companies based in Qatar has founded a local cluster called French Team for Sport, supported by the French Embassy and Business France, to offer integrated solutions in the whole sport event value chain to the Qatari Authorities. French Team for Sport, which gathers 60 companies members will launch its website, under the patronage of Thierry Braillard, French Secretary of State in charge of Sport, during the Doha Cycling Road World Championship 2016.
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