December 07 2018
The four-day ‘Made in Qatar’ exhibition, which was held at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre, came to an end on Thursday.
Held under the patronage of HE Prime Minister and Minister of the Interior Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani, the expo was organised by the Qatar Chamber in co-operation with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, in a strategic partnership with Qatar Development Bank and in co-ordination with Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The exhibition saw a great turnout, especially by Omani businessmen, who toured the pavilions of the participating companies, met with their Qatari business counterparts and officials, and gathered information on the participating industries.
On the sidelines of the exhibition, many agreements were signed between Qatari and Omani companies to establish joint Qatari-Omani ventures in both the countries.
A large number of Omani businessmen praised the industries showcased at the exhibition, saying that the expo introduced them to the investment opportunities available in Qatar and that they met with Qatari businessmen and discussed the possibility of establishing joint ventures in Qatar and Oman.
A delegation from the Central Municipal Council (CMC) of the State of Qatar visited the exhibition, where members of the delegation toured the pavilions and met a number of business owners and manufacturers.
The members of the delegation appreciated the organising standards of the expo and diversity of the participating industrial sectors.
They said that the exhibition showed the extent of the development of the Qatari industry, especially in recent times, saying that the organisation of the exhibition in Oman introduced many Qatari products to the Omani visitors.
It also reflects the good relations binding both the countries, they added.
Mohammed bin Salem al-Qamra, member of the CMC of Qatar, said in a press statement after the delegation’s tour, that Qatari industry is developing at a rapid pace and that there are great efforts being exerted to develop the industrial sector in order to promote Qatari industries.
Holding such exhibition outside the State of Qatar, he said, is an important step to promote the Qatari product in foreign markets, thus enhancing the expertise of the companies involved in marketing their products and meeting with manufacturers and suppliers from outside Qatar, adding that trade relations with the Sultanate of Oman are well-developed at all levels.
On his part, Khalid Abdullah al-Hitmi, another CMC member, stressed the keenness of the CMC to attend the successive editions of the ‘Made in Qatar’ exhibition, pointing out that the organisation of the expo in Oman is an addition to the national industry and helps industrial companies to promote their products in the regional markets.
On the sidelines of the expo, Doha-based Etlaqq business management company signed a partnership agreement with Muscat-based Oman Business Services Center (Tas’heel). The agreement was signed by Etlaqq CEO Dr Latifa Ali al-Darwish and Tas’heel CEO Eng Mohammed al-Balushi.
The partnership agreement will help small and medium-sized companies to establish their businesses in both the countries, where Etlaqq centre will assist Omani companies wishing to enter the Qatari market, and Tas’heel will help Qatari companies wishing to enter the Omani market.