Qatar Events

January

Doha Trade Fair 2012
  • Date: 01 – 10 January, 2012
  • Place: Doha Exhibition Center
  • Organizer: Q- Media
  • Tel: +974 44282828
  • Fax: +974 44282829
  • Website: www.doha-tradefair.com

Offering the widest possible range of products under one roof, Qatar's biggest shopping carnival of the year, the Doha Trade Fair (DTF) 2012, is geared up to welcome thousands of expected visitors from home and throughout the region when doors open on New Year's Day. Organized by Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) in cooperation with q.media events, the 2012 edition of one of the region's prime trade shows will run from January 1-10 featuring over 570 exhibition booths from 29 countries representing five continents on a 15,000 sqm area.

The sections will include Household: furniture, lighting designs, home décor, embroideries, candles, bed sheets, duvet covers and more, Toys, Gadgets and Electronics: children's toys, computer and electronic gadgets, gift items and souvenirs, accessories and more, Perfume and Cosmetics: perfumes, make up, creams, beauty products, soaps and more, Clothes and Apparels: clothes, children's clothes, bags, shoes, accessories and more, and Food: spices, sweets, pickles and more.

The massive inventory will come from: Bangladesh, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, KSA, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Syria, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, the UAE, the United States and Yemen.

As adults get busy in haggling and decision making, kids will have plenty to keep them occupied thanks to a separate 2,000sqm area featuring inflatables, face painting, a family of mascots, and a parade. The parade will perform four shows daily starting from 2pm, and will include a fire show as well as a barrel show.

 
World Travel Awards for Grand Final in Doha
  • Date: 11 January, 2012
  • Place: Katara Cultural Village
  • Organizer: "Oscars of the travel industry" in partnership with Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA)

World Travel Awards (WTA), the "Oscars of the travel industry", will host its Grand Final Gala Ceremony in Doha, Qatar, in partnership with Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) on January 11, 2012.

The most important decision-makers in global travel and tourism are set to attend the glittering ceremony, which will be staged at Katara Cultural Village, Qatar's ground-breaking new arts and exhibitions complex.

World Travel Awards are organized to acknowledge and recognize excellence in the world's travel and tourism industry. The awards are regarded as the very highest achievement that a travel product could ever hope to receive. Votes are cast by 213,000 travel professionals which include travel agencies, tour and transport companies and tourism organizations in over 160 countries. Votes are cast globally by industry professionals in over 1,000 categories. Attended by senior executives from major travel companies, operators and destinations, WTA events are universally respected as providing established, top level networking opportunities, regionally and globally. The World Travel Award's official list of worldwide media partners includes: ABTA Magazine, Breaking Travel News, CNBC Arabiya, eTurboNews, Khaleej Times, Trav Talk, Trade Arabia, TTN, Travel Daily News International, Focus on Travel News, New Focus Travel Magazine, Tourism Review, JAX FAX, Passport Magazine, Travel & Leisure China and National Geographic Traveller.

 
Scuderia Ferrari Live Street Demonstration
  • Date: 21 January 2012
  • Place: Corniche Road (from Sheraton roundabout to QNB roundabout)
  • Timing: Strict arrival between 12-2pm (Road will be closed at 2pm)
  • Admission: Open to the public, free of charge
  • Website: www.shell.com/qatar

On Saturday, 21 January 2012, Qatar Shell is set to thrill motorsport enthusiasts in the country by bringing in one of the most famous brands in racing history to perform a street demonstration for the first time ever along the Corniche of Doha!

Note: Motorsport is dangerous and that spectators are there at their own risk and the organizers have no responsibility for any loss, injury or any other accident. The noise level will be extremely high, so it may be wise to protect the ears of young children.

 
Qatar Olympic & Sports Museum (QOSM)
  • Date: 22 – 24 January, 2012
  • Conference: Sports
  • Location: Museum of Islamic Arts Auditorium
  • Website: www.qma.org.qa

Under the patronage of H. H. Sheikha Jawaher Bint Hamad Bin Suhaim Al-Thani the Qatar Olympic & Sports Museum (QOSM) and the Qatar Women's Sport Committee (QWSC) will realize the "1st Conference on the History of Women and Sport: From Past to Future". The event will be staged in the auditorium of the Museum of Islamic Arts in Doha (Qatar) from 22nd to 24th of January 2012.

The aim of the conference is to discuss the historical development of women and sport in past, present and future from a GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries' perspective. At this conference international scholars will discuss women's contribution to sport, their positions and the challenges women are facing. Arabic and English are the official conference languages.

Monthly Dialogue – Anthony Appiah
  • Date: 23 January, 2012
  • Conference: Education Services
  • Location: Faculty Conference Room, Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar
  • Website: www.cirs.georgetown.edu

CIRS's Monthly Dialogue Series are designed to present interested community members with a forum for quiet, thoughtful dialogue with scholars from Georgetown University and elsewhere about their latest academic endeavors and their research agendas. Each month a member of Georgetown faculty discusses his or her latest work and research interests with community members.

 
Qatar Motor Show 2012
  • Date: 23 – 28 January, 2012
  • Place: Doha Exhibition Center
  • Organizer: Qatar Tourism Authority & Q-media
  • Tel: +974 44282828
  • Fax: +974 44282829
  • Website: www.qatarmotorshow.gov.qa

The Qatar Motor Show will be organized by Qatar Tourism Authority in partnership with Q.media Events and GL Events, one of the leading international names in organizing events, and well known on the global motor show scene.

Qatar Motor Show is the most important motoring event in the Middle East, which attracted 90,000 car lovers and trade professionals last year. The show brings together some of the most notable international carmakers to showcase their latest models. Exhibitors include many sports, luxury and mid-range car dealers, as well as car accessory companies. Motoring enthusiasts, avid collectors, global industry leaders and auto specialists will meet once again in Doha for the second international edition of the Qatar Motor Show held from January 25 to 28. Organizers have confirmed that January 23 and 24 will be days dedicated for press and trade professionals.

 
The Thirteenth Lecture of Qatar Foundation Distinguished Lecture Series
  • Date: 24 January, 2012
  • Place: Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, Lecture Hall 4
  • Event: Education Services
  • Website: www.qf-research-division.org

The Distinguished Lecture Series is an ongoing program that invites renowned scientists to Qatar to share their experiences and enable local scientists to explore research collaborations with them. Lectures typically consist of a Nobel Laureate describing his or her research, followed by discussion and a networking forum.

The Distinguished Lecture Series is organised by Qatar Foundation Research Division. The series forms part of Qatar Foundation's mission to create a knowledge based society by introducing Qatar students, researchers and the public to world-class science and scientists.

 
Cisco Expo 2012 Qatar
  • Date: 24 January, 2012
  • Place: Qatar National Convention Centre
  • Event: Communications, IT
  • Website: www.cisco.com

Cisco Expo 2012 Qatar will host the industry's flagship technology event for business and technical decision makers in the region. Under the theme "Innovate Together".

The event is a great opportunity to connect, collaborate and communicate with more than 600 anticipated IT decision makers to discuss and experience the latest and most innovative technology trends that will transform and drive the success for government and businesses in the region.

 
The Interior Design Department Presents a Lecture By Dak Kopec
  • Date: January 25, 2012
  • Place: The Atrium at Virginia Commonwealth University in Qatar
  • Event: Education Services, Environment, Healthcare

The Interior Design Department Presents a Lecture By Dak Kopec. Environmental psychologist Dak Kopec (David Allen Kopec) is associate professor at the New School of Architecture and Design. He is the author of three books: Environmental Psychology for Design; Health, Sustainability and The Built Environment; and Evidence Based Design: A Process for Research and Writing, and two monographs: Americans with Disabilities Act and The Elderly Population and Designs that Protect: Incorporating Culturally Diverse Perspectives in Long-Term Care Facilities. He was a host of a television pilot for TLC (The Learning Chanel) and hosted a second television pilot produced by Baja Posse Movies.

 
Gulf CIO Summit
  • Date: 25 – 26 January, 2012
  • Place: Ritz-Carlton, Doha
  • Event: Communications, IT
  • Website: www.dwtcconferences.com

GITEX, the region's tech pathfinder is proud to introduce the 'Gulf CIO Summit' taking place at the Ritz-Carlton, Doha. Gulf CIO Summit is an exclusive gathering of C-level ICT executives, from some of the leading companies in the region, designed to interact, educate and discuss business opportunities in a focused environment with the key providers, government entities and other users from across the region. The summit focuses on breakthrough technologies, their implementation challenges and the top priorities of today's CIOs.

 
The Dream of a King: Dresden's Green Vault
  • Date: 26 January, 2012
  • Place: Museum of Islamic Art
  • Exhibition: Art and Design
  • Website: www.qma.com.qa

The world renowned Green Vault of Dresden will make an appearance in Doha at the Museum of Islamic Art. Considered one of Europe's richest collections, it contains precious objects from the baroque and classical periods.

 
Sponsorship – Evaluation and Measurement
  • Date: 29 – 30 January, 2012
  • Place: Millennium Hotel, Doha
  • Event: Education Services, Other
  • Website: www.marcusevans.com

Harnessing the power of sponsorships by getting the most out of investments and targeted objectives. In the current environment, sponsorship measurement and evaluation is the new rule of the game. Measuring and evaluating sponsorship provides the tool to compete amongst the best. Whether you are a rights holder selling or renewing sponsors, a brand looking to justify sponsorship as part of your marketing mix or an agency, this is an essential tool for this competitive era.

 
Advanced Cost Engineering For Project Managers
  • Date: 29 – 31 January, 2012
  • Place: Millennium Hotel Doha
  • Event: Construction, Education Services, Real Estate
  • Website: www.marcusevans.com

Strengthening your cost engineering approach to ensure your infrastructure, civil and real estate construction projects maintain cost accuracy while achieving project execution objectives. This result-driven 3-Day Advanced Cost Engineering for Project Managers will cover advanced cost engineering methodologies that can be applied throughout your project lifecycle.

February

Commercial Bank Qatar Masters

In the world of golf, few international events on The European Tour rival the world-class values of the Commercial bank Qatar Masters, presented by Dolphin Energy.

Back for its 15th consecutive staging in 2012, the tournament will again bring together the cream of the golfing world at Doha Golf Club, to battle it out and decide the destiny of the unique Mother of Pearl Trophy.

 
Qatar Projects 2012

MEED's Qatar Projects 2012 has been specifically designed for people who wish to learn about and capitalise on the opportunities emerging in Qatar, the world's fastest growing economy.

What's interesting in learning more about Qatar Projects:

  1. Qatar is the world's richest nation: IMF lists Qatar's domestic product per capita at US$88,221 and forecasts this to grow to US$111,963 in 2016
  2. Qatar currently forecasts economic growth of about 16 per cent for 2011 and expects a budget surplus of $6.1 billion this fiscal year
  3. Qatar announces in July 2012 the first invitations for contracts in the $35bn QRail programme – the largest railway programme in history
  4. Qatar is starting to select contractors for its $20bn expressway programme, probably the most ambitious the world has ever seen
  5. Book and Pay before 24 November to save up to US$1,300

 
Power-Gen Middle East 2012
  • Date: 06 – 08 February, 2012
  • Place: Qatar National Convention Centre
  • Conference, Exhibition: Energy & Power
  • Website: www.power-gen-middleeast.com

A leading force in the power industry, Power-Gen Middle East 2012 will be one of the first QNCC shows to deliver the latest and most up-to-date strategic and technical information and developments to help meet the exponential growth in demand for power in the MENA region under the theme "Changing Power Solutions in Challenging Times".

Power-Gen Middle East is the region's premier exhibition and conference dedicated to the power and water industries of the gulf region excellent networking and delivering opportunities like no other event.

 
3rd Annual Middle East PPP
  • Date: 07 – 08 February, 2012
  • Place: Millennium Hotel Doha
  • Event: Finance & Insurance, Government
  • Website: www.marcusevans.com

This forum will provide a platform for bottomless analysis and open discussions on political commitment, motivation factors of a government, economic risks and financial guarantees in PPPs. It will also provide a clear outlook not only from the governments' perspective and panel of advisories but evaluate the lessons and draw conclusions about the best way forward in PPPs.

Attend this forum now and take the full advantage to expand your networking with industry peers as well as establishing cross-industry interactions.

 
Doha Food Festival 2012
  • Date: 08 - 11 February, 2012
  • Organizer: Qatar Tourism Authority
  • Tel: +974 44997499
  • Website: www.qatartourism.com

The best chefs in the country gathers in the Doha food festival 2011, where Chefs will showcase their "signature" dishes for the public at the festival in family- friendly atmosphere.

All of Qatar's top hotels as well as classy restaurants will participate in the festival, including the 5 stars hotels restaurants, where the best chefs will offer Arabic, Asian, Mexican, European and even "fine dining" gourmet treats,. Qatar Tourism Authority will be going to award the best restaurant in the last 2 days of the festival, as the families can enjoy the festival atmosphere with a DJ every afternoon jazz band and other performers.

"Food Festival is fast becoming a landmark community event in Doha, Where families can experience such gourmet food for a reasonable price in a family-friendly atmosphere." In this way, not only will visitors enjoy great food and fun entertainment, they will have the opportunity to taste dishes from other cultures& seek to promote various cultural awareness."

 
QMA Presents Japanese Exhibition: Murakami-Ego
  • Date: 09 February – 24 June, 2012
  • Place: Al-Riwaq exhibition hall, Museum of Islamic Art
  • Exhibition: Art and Design
  • Website: www.qma.com.qa

Murakami – Ego is part of a series of cultural initiatives organized by the QMA to promote and support local and international art, foster conversations about artists and popular culture, and build bridges between cultures. At the time of the opening of Murakami – Ego, QMA also will present Cai Guo-Qiang: Saraab at Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art.

A portrait of the artist as a cartoon, Murakami – Ego will illuminate the role of the artist as a cipher and critic of pop phenomena, as well as a mirror of global networks of consumerism, interpretation, and exchange. The exhibition pays special attention to the diverse strands of contemporary culture and art history that inform and inspire Murakami's paintings and sculptures, while also highlighting both the joyful and obsessive qualities of his work.

 
Qatar Ladies Open 2012
  • Date: 13 – 19 February, 2012
  • Place: International Tennis and Squash complex
  • Event: Sports
  • Website: www.qatartennis.org

Celebrating its 10th Anniversary (2001-2012), Qatar Ladies Open 2012 will take place at the International Tennis and Squash complex, from February 13th until 19th.
Category: Premier 5
Draw Size: 56 Main Draw/32 qualifiers/16 Doubles

 
Public Relations Strategy Development
  • Date: 19 – 20 February, 2012
  • Place: Millennium Hotel, Doha
  • Event: Communications, Education Services
  • Website: www.marcusevans.com

This 2 day workshop provides you with the in-depth guide to what is needed in developing your PR strategy which would encompass building of rapport with the organization's stakeholders, strengthening its public image and community relations and finally creating a brand that is trustable and recognized.

This workshop will cover all the essential considerations in ensuring that your strategy covers all areas that are critical in keeping your company's reputation and the confidence of your stakeholders secure.

 
Doha 9th Jewelry and Watch Exhibition

The Exhibition aims to distinguish itself from other exhibitions to eventually become the chosen venue for product launches in the world of jewellery and watch design and manufacturing. Our aims are to establish high standards for the exhibition; to attract elegant and exclusive exhibitors and tasteful spectators; and to achieve a reputation with a wide range of international investors as a leading exhibition for jewellery and watches.

 
3rd Annual Concepts Middle East

The event is a bespoke, professional design platform. Interior design companies, architects, construction consultants, city municipalities and government authorities – all involved in upcoming projects in the Middle East are attending.

In the light of Qatar hosting the FIFA World Cup 2022 and the National Vision for 2030, the design and construction industry offers huge potential.

 
Total Plant Maintenance & Operations
  • Date: 26 – 28 February, 2012
  • Place: Millennium Hotel, Doha
  • Conference: Construction, Service and Maintenance
  • Website: www.marcusevans.com

This conference is focused on the bigger picture. It covers a unique horizon of engineering principles ranging from specific maintenance planning, scheduling, and inspection and monitoring techniques; to physical maintenance, MRO spares, contractor management and asset lifecycle management.

We are motivated to achieve an end result – to seal the undeniable bond between achieving world class maintenance excellence and overall plant effectiveness and production improvement!

March

City Scape 2012
  • Date: 04 - 07 March 2012
  • Place: Doha Exhibition Center
  • Organizer: Qmedia
  • Tel: (+974) 44282828
  • Fax: (+974) 44282829
  • Website: www.qmediame.com

This is a conference and exhibition respect to real estate, architecture and construction methods. Cityscape Qatar will serve as a platform to bring together international, regional and local investors, architects and designers, real estate developers, governmental authorities and senior executives involved in the design and construction of public and private real estate developments from Qatar and internationally.

 
QITCOM Exhibition and Conference
  • Date: 05 – 07 March, 2012
  • Event: Qatar National Convention Centre
  • Website: www.qitcom.com.qa

QITCOM Conference & Exhibition is the leading platform for Information and Communication Technology in Qatar. Organized by ictQATAR, the Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology, QITCOM gathers leading local, regional and international speakers and companies in the ICT industry under one roof to discuss the latest technologies and how they apply to the future progress of Qatar and the region. QITCOM 2012 will offer networking opportunities for practitioners to share experiences, ideas and perspectives.

 
Multaqa Qatar 2012

Six years on Multaqa Qatar remains focused on providing a first class platform for local, regional and international decision-makers to come together, shape the direction of the industry and do business.

Over 220 senior executives attended Multaqa Qatar in 2011 from twenty different countries including 81 (re)insurance chief executives. His Excellency Yousef Hussain Kamal, Minister of Finance and Economy of the State of Qatar and Graham White, Deputy Chairman, Lloyd's of London opened the event which explored issues including regional regulation, international and regional insurance opportunities and local infrastructure developments.

 
Agricultural Exhibition 2012
  • Date: 13 – 16 March, 2012
  • Place: Doha Exhibition Center
  • Organizer: Ministry of Environment
  • Tel: +(974) 44207777
  • Fax: +(974) 44207000
  • Website: www.moe.gov.qa
 
GCC Europe Forum 2012
  • Date: 13 – 15 March, 2012
  • Place: Doha Exhibition Center
  • Organizer: IFP Qatar
  • Tel: +(974) 4432 9900
  • Fax: +(974) 4443 2891
  • Website: www.ifpqatar.com

The GCC – Europe Forum will complement the GCC – EU partnership by serving as a trade and investment platform for SME's from both regions. The forum will be the ideal meeting place for professionals to expand their business to new regions, build relations and partnerships, and explore synergies and new business objectives.

 
DIMDEX 2012
  • Date: 26 – 28 March, 2012
  • Place: T.B.D.
  • Exhibition : Cargo / Freight, Shipping & Marine
  • Website: www.dimdex.com

Founded in 2008, DIMDEX is the only specialized maritime defence exhibition in the Middle East bringing together companies representing the very latest technologies to meet the maritime security challenges of the 21st century. DIMDEX is a unique event addressing the growing need for sophisticated naval equipment to control Middle East and North African offshore waters.

DIMDEX 2012 will provide an opportunity for companies producing high-end maritime technology to promote their products and services to an international and regional audience of high level government procurement personnel from navy and maritime security forces.

 
6th International Conference on Environmental Mutagens in Human Populations
  • Date: 26 – 29 March, 2012
  • Place:
  • Conference: Environment, Healthcare
  • Website: www.icemhp-2012.org

The Sixth International Conference on Environmental Mutagens in Human Populations will be held in Doha as a part of a series of international conferences designed to identify solutions for important human health problems caused by environmental factors.

The conference aims to establish collaborative research programs in this field in Qatar, the GCC region and around the world.

April

Qatar Career Fair 2012
  • Date: 01 – 05 April, 2012
  • Place: Qatar National Convention Centre
  • Event: Other, Recruitment
  • Website: www.qatarcareerfair.com.qa

Qatar Career Fair 2012 will be held from the 1st to 5th of April at Qatar National Convention Centre. The 2012 Qatar Career Fair holds a number of activities and events as well as a number of competitions, including the Career Photography Competition, and the Career Stories competition. The fair also holds a number of introductory meetings for the exhibitors and the targeted audience to provide information about the Qatar Career Fair.

 
Iwed
  • Date: 04 – 07 April, 2012
  • Place: Doha Exhibition Center
  • Organizer: Qatar Expo for Exhibitions
  • Tel: (+974) 44650211
  • Fax: (+974) 44674506
  • Website: www.qatar-expo.com

The International Wedding Exhibition Doha (IWED) is the leading exhibition for designers, wedding planners and wedding service providers in the Middle East. The fair specialize in wedding preparation, parties and occasions. It provides accessories, arrangements of dining tables, hall preparation, designing decorations and assorting flowers for the special occasion.

 
Beautex- Beauty and Fitness Expo 2012
  • Date: 04 – 07 April, 2012
  • Place: Doha Exhibition Center
  • Organizer: Vision Exhibition Management
  • Tel: (+974) 44213689
  • Fax: (+974) 44416870
  • Website: www.beautex.net

Exhibition specialized in Cosmetics, perfume, fitness
Beautex is a top business events destination and leading event in Doha- Qatar and in the entire Middle East region for perfume hair, skin beauty, cosmetic industry and fitness. This is the only event platform that screens and selects worldwide candidates to participate within the world's largest beauty organizations and target key decision makers in one of the most lucrative markets in the world.

Beautex allows worldwide beauty and fitness products supplier to reach out to Doha – Qatar. Due to its unique positioning, it will not be only Exhibition but also offers companies supplying products, strategic plans and solutions and services to the beauty, spa and fitness industry. Providing a stage for the new therapies, makeup fashion and array of the most latest, complementary and popularity technology, equipment and innovative product from all over the world.

As the demand for cosmetics and other beauty related products is on the increase in the Middle East and Africa, further underlining the huge potential that exists for events like Beautex. Already attracting many delegates from across Asia, Europe, Africa and Pacific Region. This exhibition aims to get together experts from all over the world in different sectors i.e. cosmetic & toiletries, perfumes, fragrances and incenses, natural health, spa and fitness, beauty centres, plastic surgery and cosmetic dentist.

Vision International Exhibition Management Company is organizing "Beautex" Beauty and Fitness Exhibition in Doha Qatar and has been contracted to supply all exhibition facilities. Like theater and conference area.

 
MotoGP Commercial Bank Grand Prix of Qatar
  • Date: 06 – 08 April, 2012
  • Place: Losail International Circuit
  • Event: Sports
  • Website: www.circuitlosail.com

World Championship for motorcycle racing is regulated by the Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM). The commercial rights are owned by Dorna Sports. Teams are represented by the International Road Racing Teams Association (IRTA) and manufacturers by the Motorcycle Sport Manufacturers Association (MSMA).

You can purchase tickets in Villagio Mall, in QMMF office (Salwa Road, Tel +974 4437 9884) and at the Losail International Circuit (Tel +974 4472 9151).

 
MBA One-to-One In Doha
  • Date: 07 April, 2012
  • Place: T.B.D.
  • Event: Education Services
  • Website: www.accessmba.com

Advance your career with the world's most internationally-recognized business degree: the MBA. The Access MBA One-to-One Tour returns to Doha for the seventh consecutive year with top ranking MBA programmes.

Founder of the One-to-One concept in 2003, Access MBA offers the unique chance to learn more about international MBA programmes by meeting Admissions Directors on an individual basis. After registering online, prospective MBA students are matched with the participating business schools that meet their criteria and expectations. The 20-minute meetings with school representatives are scheduled both before and at the event.

 
Exhibition of small and medium industries
  • Date: 16 – 19 April, 2012
  • Place: Doha Exhibition Centre
  • Event: Economic Group
  • Tel: +974 44436300 / 44436400
  • Mob: 55816297
  • Fax: +974 44317438
  • Email: training@economic-group.com
 
Arab Future Cities Summit 2012
  • Date: 23 – 24 April, 2012
  • Place: InterContinental Doha Hotel
  • Event: Construction, Energy & Power, Real Estate
  • Website: www.arabfuturecities.com

The Arab Future Cities Summit is an international gathering of city leaders, Government officials, city developers, academicians and urban service providers and city development experts to share strategies, insights and best practices to implement a smart and sustainable future for the cities of tomorrow. It gives a direction in urban planning and development with an emphasis on effective utilization of resources.

May

Qatar StoneTech 2012 -Qatar

Qatar Stone Tech 2012, The International Stone and Stone Technology Show, will bring together top distributors, suppliers, manufacturers, agents and engineers from a number of countries worldwide, offering top-class exposure to premier regional agents, dealers, buyers and distributors, as well as several lucrative opportunities for key players.

From April 30 to May 3, 2012 at the Doha Exhibition Centre, Qatar Stone Tech 2012 will be held concurrently with Project Qatar, the country's largest construction fair covering a wide range of industries across the sector, and Heavy Max 2012, the international exhibition for heavy machinery, bringing together top distributors, suppliers, manufacturers, agents and engineers from all over the world, thus creating an ideal platform for much-needed products to meet the demand of a billion-dollar-value construction market.

 
Heavy Max 2012 -Qatar
  • Date: 30 April – 03 May, 2012
  • Place: Doha Exhibition Centre
  • Website: www.ifpqatar.com

Held from April 30 to May 3, 2012 at the Doha Exhibition Centre, Qatar Stone- Tech 2012, The International Stone and Stone Technology Show, will bring together top distributors, suppliers, manufacturers, agents and engineers from a number of countries worldwide, offering several lucrative opportunities for key players.

This international Stone and Stone Technology Show is concurrently held with Project Qatar, the most sought-after construction event in the region bringing together top distributors, suppliers, manufacturers, agents and engineers from all over the world.

Heavy Max 2012, the International Exhibition for Heavy Machinery, an ideal platform for much-needed products to meet the demand of a billion-dollar-value construction market will also run alongside Qatar Stone-Tech 2012.

 
Project Qatar 2012
  • Date: 30 April – 03 May 2012
  • Place: Doha Exhibition Center
  • Organizer: IFP Qatar
  • Tel: (+974) 44329900
  • Fax: (+974) 44432891
  • Website: www.projectqatar.com

Project Qatar will be back for it's 9th edition from April 30th - May 3 2012. This highly successful show is the 9th International Trade Construction, Building, Environmental Technology & Materials Exhibition. The event attracts key buyers and industry leaders looking for the most up-to-date technology and state-of-the art equipment available on the market.

Project Qatar is now established as Qatar's most important exhibition for highlighting the latest products and services needed for Qatari's fast growing construction sector and has become a destination of choice for regional and international industry professionals. The show provides a unique and dynamic platform for buyers and suppliers to make contacts and drive future developments in Qatar's multi- billion construction sector. Exhibitors benefit from massive exposure to premier regional agents, dealers, buyers and distributors.

 
ITE (International Trade Exhibition) Qatar 2012
  • Date: 06 – 09 May 2012
  • Place: Qatar National Convention Center
  • Organizer: Qatar Promotion Board
  • Tel: +974-4421-7733
  • Fax: +974-4421-7878
  • Website: www.iteqatar.com

ITE QATAR, May 6-9 of 2012 is the leading marketplace to bring together world leading business opportunities, franchise options and support products and services to an audience of successful and aspirant investors and Small and Medium Entrepreneurs who have the motivation and capital to invest into new business ventures.

ITE gathers leading local and global investors, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and international companies world wide to attend. Along with international and local speakers and visitors to all be part of our big networking event. ITE aims to facilite global and international investors and visitors with global and local businesses. ITE will bring top franchise businesses, SME's, distributers, suppliers from over 50 sectors to come exhibit their services to an audience of successful and aspirant entrepreneurs who have the motivation and capital to invest in new business ventures with the objective of Qatar National Vision (QNV) 2030.

 
Made in Italy 2012

A specialized exhibition aims to know the local market with the latest Italian products in all disciplines to participate in the exhibition allowing opportunities for Italian companies to meet with those of national and all local merchants in order to profile their products and services directly.

Doha Enterprise will mark its First Annual Made in Italy Exhibition, a first of its kind to showcase products and services, it is going to be the gateway to enter not only the Qatari market but also the neighboring GCC (Gulf Cooperation Council) countries.

The escalating needs for new goods and services makes the First Annual Made in Italy Exhibition an appealing destination for Italian companies to invest and engage in new business ventures in the whole region. Made in Italy Exhibition will be promoting not only the products and services but also aims to promote the Italian Lifestyle, Italians Creative Innovations and Luxury Designs. The launching of Made in Italy Exhibition will make way for Italian Companies to support the transformation of Qatar towards the realization of its vision. Unfolding the pages of the history for Qatar, lays the contributions of Italian Companies which will maintain and boost the strong bonds between both countries.

 
SPE Organized Production and Operations Conference and Exhibition
  • Date: 14 – 16 May, 2012
  • Place: Qatar National Convention Centre
  • Conference, Exhibition: Energy & Power, Oil & Gas
  • Website: www.spe.org

The SPE International POCE is expected to attract approximately 1,200 regional and international delegates through its comprehensive technical programme dedicated to production and operations. The event also offers 2,000 sq. metres, designed to host the most reputed organizations in the oil and gas industry worldwide.

The conference will feature multi-steamed conference sessions, poster sessions, and panel sessions. Panel session topics will range from Carbon Management: Problem or Opportunity to Human Capital Development discussing core issues of knowledge transfer to the younger generation whilst maintaining performance and competency management.

 
International Exhibition of Toys
  • Date: 22 – 24 May, 2012
  • Place: Doha Exhibition Center
  • Organizer: Al Lusail Marketing & Media Services
  • Tel: (+974) 55052822
  • Fax: (+974) 44786382
  • Website: www.allusail.com

 
Mother, Baby and Kids Show
  • Date: 24 – 26 May, 2012
  • Place: Doha Exhibition Center
  • Organizer: Glitter Diamonds
  • Tel: (+974)44212910
  • Fax: (+974) 44377177
  • Email: info@mbk-q.com
  • Website: www.mbk-q.com

This exhibition is the most important of its kind in terms of the capabilities participating, which will transfer the appropriate picture for the industry of products and services for mothers & children in the Middle East.

The Mother, Baby & Kids Show cares for all pregnant mothers, infants, children and mothers and all of their nutritious, cultural, safety, and health requirements and games by providing the best and latest products and services in these sectors, accompanied by a variety of interactive activities, educational lectures, workshops, and all the other events accompanying this one of a kind exhibition.

June

"HYA" Abaya Exhibition June 2012

Specialized in Abaya, kaftans and evening gowns. This exhibition will offer marketing opportunity for designers and local, regional and international companies, to show the latest trends and the unique gulf designs.

July

Doha Trade Fair
  • Date: 01 – 10 July, 2012
  • Place: Doha Exhibition Center
  • Organizer: Qmedia
  • Tel: (+974) 44282828
  • Fax: (+974) 44282829
  • Website: www.qmediame.com

Offering the widest possible range of products under one roof, Qatar's biggest shopping carnival of the year, the Doha Trade Fair (DTF) 2012, is geared up to welcome thousands of expected visitors from home and throughout the region. Organized by Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) in cooperation with q-media events, the 2012 edition of one of the region's prime trade shows will run from July 1-10 featuring over 570 exhibition booths from 29 countries representing five continents on a 15,000 sqm area.

The sections will include Household: furniture, lighting designs, home décor, embroideries, candles, bed sheets, duvet covers and more, Toys, Gadgets and Electronics: children's toys, computer and electronic gadgets, gift items and souvenirs, accessories and more, Perfume and Cosmetics: perfumes, make up, creams, beauty products, soaps and more, Clothes and Apparels: clothes, children's clothes, bags, shoes, accessories and more, and Food: spices, sweets, pickles and more.

The massive inventory will come from: Bangladesh, Canada, China, Egypt, France, Hong Kong, India, Iran, Italy, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, KSA, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Qatar, Singapore, Syria, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, the UAE, the United States and Yemen.

As adults get busy in haggling and decision making, kids will have plenty to keep them occupied thanks to a separate 2,000 sqm area featuring inflatables, face painting, a family of mascots, and a parade. The parade will perform four shows daily starting from 2pm, and will include a fire show as well as a barrel show.

September

Made in USA 2012

"Made in the USA Qatar" is the only Exhibition of its kind in the GCC States. For four days Doha Exhibition Center was a gathering point for more than 100 renowned American companies, leading suppliers, manufacturers and service providers from different business sectors. It was a great success and surpassed previous "Made in the USA Qatar". The Exhibition was attended by a large number of professional representatives from both the domestic market, and other GCC countries. The Exhibition's success exceeded expectations with most of the exhibitors concluding contracts with local companies and contacts in GCC countries.

The region is comprised of Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, UAE, Oman and Bahrain. This show is a must for American companies looking to showcase their products and/or services and offers a tremendous gateway to enter the lucrative Qatar and GCC markets. Our end was to create a business environment beneficial to both exhibitors and visitors, and we believe in our capacity as organizer of the exhibition that we have managed to do so.

 
"HYA" Abaya Exhibition Sep 2012

Specialized in Abaya, kaftans and evening gowns. This exhibition will offer marketing opportunity for designers and local, regional and international companies, to show the latest trends and the unique gulf designs.

 
Doha Furniture and Decoration Exhibition-INFDEX2012
  • Date: 25 – 28 September, 2012
  • Organizer: Qatar Expo
  • Tel: +974 4465 0211
  • Fax: +974 4467 4506
  • Website: www.qatar-expo.com

The 11th International Furniture & Design Exhibition and Awards 2012 will be held from 25th to 28th of September 2012 at Doha exhibition Center. It is a Commercial event for the latest internal engineering and architectural designs. It is an opportunity to creating a business environment in the middle east. It will include international exhibitors from more than 12 countries.

INFDEX 2012 focuses on providing a unique platform for display of various products & services in the Furniture & Interior Design, Lighting, Art, Fabrics, Textiles and Architecture industry and offers highly cost effective medium for promotion to hundreds of potential partners, customers, and government and corporate decision-makers.

October

TowerTech 2012
  • Date: 07 – 10 October, 2012
  • Place: Doha Exhibition Center
  • Organizer: Economic Group for Organizing Exhibitions & Conferences
  • Tel: (+974) 44436400
  • Fax: (+974) 44317438
  • Website: www.towertech-qatar.net

Towertech is going to be an eminent trade show in the region of Qatar. This executive exposition will be hosted in the business center of Doha Exhibition Center. This will be a three days fiesta. This is an outstanding B2B trading event that is going to focus chiefly on the drastic development of construction industry in the Arabian region. The gradual growth of economic development has made the country an iconoclast in the field of construction. Towertech is going to welcome both national and international exhibitors and visitors in this gala event of Qatar. Among the countries that are going to send their representatives in this executive event to exhibit their upgraded products and services are Egypt, Bahrain, Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.

 
International Exhibition for Pool & Spa 2012
  • Date: 07 – 09 October, 2012
  • Place: Doha Exhibition Center
  • Organizer: Heights Exhibitions & Conferences
  • Tel: (+974) 44504505
  • Fax: (+974) 44515743
  • Email: qps@htsxpo.com
  • Website: www.htsxpo.com

SPA & Pool Exhibition will be dedicated for Pool and SPA industry and show case QPS 2012 new and existing companies & operators, looking for best deals in the domain with an extensive range of equipments, Machineries, accessories, Materials, Architects and Decorations. The exhibition will be a show case for state – of –the art in SPA ,Health Centers and Pool's domain targeting hotels, SPA, Complexes, Towers, Aqua parks and Individuals.

 
The 7th International Hotel, Restaurant and Food (Diyafa) Exhibition for Qatar
  • Date: 16 – 18 October, 2012
  • Place: Doha Exhibition Center
  • Organizer: IFP Qatar
  • Tel: (+974) 44329900
  • Fax: (+974) 44432891

Diyafa is the sole hospitality trade show taking place in Qatar that is exclusively catered to showcasing everything that falls under the hospitality umbrella in the country. Diyafa prides itself on demonstrating the best and latest of what is happening in the hospitality Industry, both locally and on an international scale. Strategically set in one of the world's fastest moving and most sturdy economies. International and local suppliers will come together to ensure we satisfy the increasingly sophisticated requirements of Qatar's hotels, restaurants and other hospitality organizations. With 2010 having experienced more interactive and visitor entertainment than ever before, Diyafa 2011 is set to be a monument event for key industry players.

 
Doha Exhibition Transport and Rail 2012
  • Date: 16 – 18 October, 2012
  • Place: Doha Exhibition Center
  • Organizer: Al Baida Group
  • Tel: (+974) 44128899
  • Fax: (+974) 44128989
  • Website: www.albaidagroup.com

Exhibition specializes in all logistics, land transportation, customs clearance and port services and customs operations and shipping and maritime agencies and services, fast shipping.

November

Energy Qatar 2012
  • Date: 06 – 08 November, 2012
  • Place: Doha Exhibition Center
  • Organizer: IFP Qatar
  • Tel: (+974) 44329900
  • Email: (+974) 44432891
  • Website: www.energy-qatar.com

Energy Qatar 2012, the International Electrical Engineering, Power Generation & Distribution Exhibition, is the ultimate platform for launching innovative products and services, strategic planning, environmental friendly approaches and technologies in cost effective and resourceful ways. Energy Qatar 2012 is tapping into an affluent market that aims at staying one step ahead of its booming economy's demands.

This show provides also opportunities to set up connections with local and International key industry leaders, innovators and suppliers in the fields of electronic engineering, power, electricity and development.

 
Makinat Qatar 2012 -Qatar

Makinat Qatar is an International Trade Exhibition for Industrial Machinery, Machine Tools, Equipment & Technology for Qatar. IFP, the region's leading exhibition and fair organizer, is organizing Makinat QATAR 2012 on 6-8 November 2012, at the Doha Exhibition Center. Makinat QATAR 2012 seeks to answer continued high demand for machinery, industrial equipment, services and heavy-duty vehicles, showcasing the latest developments in the sector by Qatari, regional and international manufacturers and suppliers.

 
ECO-Q 2012
  • Date: 13 – 15 November, 2012
  • Place: Doha Exhibition Center
  • Organizer: Stallion Advertising Solutions
  • Tel: (+974) 44510510
  • Fax: (+974) 44510514
  • Website: www.eco-q.org

ecoQ is a multi-sector environment trade fair addressing advancements in environment protection technologies, sustainable energy and green business practices applied towards a more sustainable future. ecoQ exhibition is an excellent opportunity and a unique platform for global business leaders and investors in the environmental, renewable energy and sustainability sectors to meet with local and regional government officials, business representatives, trade associations, institutional stakeholders, academics, NGOs and other parties interested in reaching out to the rapidly growing market of products and technologies designed to protect the environment.

ecoQ exhibition in Qatar in its second edition is set to become the biggest gathering of the environment industry as it is the perfect gathering for interested visitors represented from all types of related businesses including local authorities for whom environment protection and sustainable development is the main focus.

ecoQ is an international annual exhibition taking place in Qatar for three days from 13th to 15th of November 2012, at Doha Exhibition Centre. The 10,000 sqm second edition expo will showcase latest technologies, products on environment protection and sustainable energy. In addition to the business aspect of the Expo, a number of events and campaigns are planned in parallel to ecoQ to increase community awareness on environmental issues.

 
Q-Money 2012
  • Date: 14 – 17 November, 2012
  • Place: Doha Exhibition Center
  • Organizer: Maraya Public Relations
  • Tel: (+974) 44447740
  • Fax: (+974) 44441146
  • Website: www.qmoney.info
 
Milipol 2012
  • Date: 26 – 28 November, 2012
  • Place: Doha Exhibition Center
  • Organizer: Milipol Qatar
  • Tel: (+974) 44411818
  • Fax: (+974) 44416262
  • Email: milipol@qatar.net.qa
  • Website: www.milipol.com

Milipol Qatar, a trade exhibition dedicated to internal State security, has been organized by the Ministry of Interior of the State of Qatar since 1996. Every two years Milipol Qatar welcomes to Doha industry professionals from the Middle East, the Near East and Asia. Milipol Qatar is a showcase for innovative products and services in the public and industrial security sector. This international event attracts the biggest companies in the world who want to develop business opportunities in the Middle East which exhibit the latest of their products and innovations and complete to offer their latest technology in the fields of public and industrial security.

December

Qatar Health 2012
  • Date: 01 – 06 December, 2012
  • Place: Qatar National Convention Centre
  • Organization: Hamad Medical Corporation
  • Tel: +974 44397398

A major six-day event with two, themed, multidisciplinary conferences plus a number of smaller conferences alongside a related healthcare exhibition. The multidisciplinary conferences include "Genetics, Diet and Lifestyle – Implications for Global Health" and "Neuroscience". The event will be held in a new, state-of-the-art conference facility in Doha, Qatar. Major world renowned speakers lined up to speak at this unmissable event.

This premier healthcare congress and exhibition will showcase advances in healthcare research and technology, and provide an international forum for the exchange of expertise between healthcare professionals. Qatar Health 2012 has local and international sponsors and exhibitors and will offer a wide range of information on the latest healthcare services and equipment for all visitors.

 
Doha 23rd International Book Fair
  • Date: 05 – 15 December, 2012
  • Place: Doha Exhibitions Center
  • Organizer: Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage
  • Tel: (+974) 44429955
  • Fax: (+974) 44429976
  • Email: anal@qatar.net.qa

Annual and regional regular fair specialized in books and all printing and publishing homes. It includes different writers and international publishers.

 
"HYA" Abaya Exhibition 2012
  • Date: 21 – 25 December, 2012
  • Place: Doha Exhibition Center
  • Organizer: Qatar Tourism Authority
  • Tel: (+974) 44997499
  • Fax: (+974) 44991919
  • Website: www.qatartourism.gov.qa

Specialized in Abaya, kaftans and evening gowns. This exhibition will offer marketing opportunity for designers and local, regional and international companies, to show the latest trends and the unique gulf designs

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