The fair was opened by Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry vice chairman Mohamed bin Ahmed bin Towar al-Kuwari in the presence of a number of local and visiting businessmen. A parade featuring musicians, percussionists and stilt walkers preceded the opening ceremony. Speaking to journalists at the opening , the QCCI vice chairman said the increasing participation from outside was the sign of traders’ rising confidence in Qatar’s economy. He expressed the hope that the event would have more attendance than in the previous years. He termed the exhibtion as a “platform” for entrepreneurs and manufacturers. Goods from the US, Italy, China, France, Canada, Turkey, Korea, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Iran, Egypt, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, Pakistan, Philippines, Thailand, Kenya, Jordan, Pakistan, Syria, Tunisia, Kuwait, Oman, Morocco, the UAE, Yemen and Bangladesh, besides Qatar are on display. They include electronic gadgets, kitchen ware, toys, furniture, decorative lights, textiles, perfumes, cosmetics, carpets, fashion accessories, foodstuffs and spices. Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) chairman Ahmed al-Nuaimi said the fair would boost both the tourism and business sectors in Qatar. “It would succeed in sending across Qatar’s name as a business friendly destination,” he said. The event, according to Nuaimi, would complement QTA’s domestic and regional strategy to bring exciting and inter-active activities to Qatar. The Doha Trade Fair’s chief organiser is q.media. Others associating with the event are Seqlia, Al Mutakamelah Tents and Batteel caterers.
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