Under the patronage of HE Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Qatar Prime Minister and Interior Minister, Doha is set to host the fourth edition of Qatar International Boat Show (QIBS 2016) at Lusail Marina, Lusail City from 7 – 10 December 2016.
Following on the show’s remarkable success, that has attracted more than fifty-thousand visitors from eighty-eight countries, QIBS 2016 will witness the participation of major manufacturers and exhibitors, leading international and GCC companies, currently active in boat and yacht manufacturing and marketing. In addition, local Qatari companies specialized in this key sector and its related supply industries.
“For the fourth consecutive year, QIBS has become a principal annual fixture on the sector’s calendar of specialized regional and international exhibitions, which underlines the remarkable success it has achieved over this short period of time and its ability to attract the industry’s key players. QIBS also consolidates Doha’s position as a vibrant global destination to organize shows of this caliber,” said Ahmad Abdulla Al Hammadi, Executive Director of Marketing & Sales, at Qatari Diar.
“Lusail City hosts QIBS in line with Qatar National Vision 2030 which seeks to diversify income resources and promote sustainable activities. Besides, the city will stand out as always in attracting residents and visitors of all walks of life, becoming an icon for green, sustainable cities in Qatar and the region, particularly Lusail Marina that has established itself as one of the region’s most popular destinations for boat and yacht lovers,” added Al Hammadi.
Since inception in 2013, QIBS has brought together thousands of the world’s distinguished boat and yacht manufacturers, exhibitors and specialists from the UAE, Bahrain, Canada, France, Great Britain, Germany, Italy, Monaco, Turkey, Lebanon, Switzerland, Poland, the Czech Republic and the United States of America, as well as the several other highly esteemed countries in this field.
For his part, Khalid Essa Al Mannai, Chairman of Al Mannai Events, QIBS organizers, noted that the show enjoys the support of all Qatari officials led by His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar, represented by HE Sheikh Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al-Thani under whose patronage QIBS is held every year.
“QIBS contributes to supporting the tourism and exhibitions sector in Qatar, attracting investments to the country. This highlights the Qatari government’s relentless support of the private sector that drives the economy’s competitiveness and helps in the diversification of income resources, including the vital sectors of tourism, exhibitions and marine services. To ensure the complete success of the show, a team of highly skilled specialists has been formed, spearheaded by Nader Samaan, Director of Qatar International Boat Show 2016,” concluded Al Mannai.
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