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Posted On: 15 March 2009 11:41 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:09 pm

Project Qatar to be biggest ever

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More than 900 exhibitors and 22 national pavilions from 38 countries spread over 36,000 square metres of exhibition space will feature at this year’s Project Qatar 2009, making it the largest-ever exhibition in Project Qatar’s six-year run. “Project Qatar 2009 has exceeded all expectations with a 33 percent increase in exhibition space, over 900 exhibitors, 38 participating countries, 22 national pavilions and 150 local exhibitors” said Michel Gebrael, Project Manager, during a press conference at Retaj Al Rayyan Hotel yesterday. The ‘Sixth International Trade Fair for Construction Technology, Building Materials, Equipment and Environmental Technology in Qatar’ will take place from April 27 to 30 at the Doha Exhibition Center. George Ayache, General Manager of IFP Qatar, the organiser of the event for the sixth year in a row, said the show will be bigger and better, attracting high-calibre investors and exciting projects. Gebrael said Project Qatar 2009 will once again be showcasing an array of companies specialising in construction technology, building materials, equipment and environmental technology. For the first time, running alongside Project Qatar 2009, will be HeavyMax 2009, a premier international exhibition for heavy machinery, equipment, vehicles and construction plants. “Due to industry demand, which is expected to grow by up to 20 percent over the next few years, and the massive wave of projects which has turned the region into one of the world’s largest markets for plant, construction machinery, vehicles and equipment, HeavyMax was created,” Gebrael said. Another first for Project Qatar will be a one-day conference to be held on the second day of the exhibition. Dubbed as ‘Green Zone’, the meeting will dwell on sustainable green buildings and energy saving issues and aims at enhancing the exchange of information and expertise in the field of research, development and applications and strengthening the ties between researchers and those involved in the field of deregulation of this vital sector. Kassem Darwish Fakhroo and Sons are the Diamond Sponsor and Qatar Tourism and Exhibitions Authority the Gold Sponsor of the event.