Over 100 firms to attend Made in China 2017

 12 Oct 2017 - 8:52

Over 100 firms to attend Made in China 2017

The Peninsula

Over 100 Chinese companies representing a wide range of sectors are expected to display their products and latest innovations at the upcoming ‘Made in China 2017’ exhibition next month.

The third edition of the expo, being held under the patronage of the Prime Minister and Interior Minister, H E Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, will take place at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) from November 16 to 19.

The four-day exhibition is organised by Qatar Chamber (QC) with the focus on presenting an opportunity for the local business community to get acquainted with the Chinese products and to help businessmen build constructive partnerships and alliances with their Chinese counterparts.

Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim Al Thani (pictured), QC Chairman, said that despite the ongoing siege imposed on Qatar, over 100 Chinese companies representing different economic and trade sectors would display their products and latest innovations into the Qatari market.

He noted that the expo was highly acclaimed in its first and second editions and saw establishing several contracts and joint ventures among Qatari and Chinese companies. Sheikh Khalifa extended the Chamber’s sincere gratitude and appreciation to the Prime Minister and Interior Minister, for patronising the event which reflects that the government’s great interest in developing industry, praising its endeavours aiming to help Qatari products to reach most of world markets. 

Stressing the importance of the expo in enhancing cooperation ties among both countries’ businessmen, he indicated that it enables Qatari side to take advantage of the Chinese expertise in industry and constitutes a brilliant platform to building trade transactions between both sides.

He echoed the Chamber’s warm welcome to all Chinese investors and assured its readiness to offer all possible aid to attract more investments to Qatar, especially in SMEs sector which is as an added value to Qatar’s economy, emphasizing the Chamber’s support to the Country’s strategy in relocating modern technology.

QC would continue to hold conferences and exhibitions that contribute to informing foreign investors on the Qatari market and bringing more investment to the country, he affirmed.

He pointed out that Qatar and China enjoy strong relations and the bilateral trade volume reached QR20bn, noting that it would grow manifold due to the launch of a direct marine route linking Hamad and Shanghai ports.

The expo’s promotion campaign will kick off this week through a press conference in Dalian city; the China’s important centre for foodstuffs, building materials and auto spare parts industries.