Tue 02-05-2017 15:39 PM
DUBAI, 2nd May, 2017 (WAM) -- Expo 2020 Dubai is urging Qatari firms of all sizes to take advantage of the wide-ranging business opportunities available to them through the planning, delivery and legacy stages of the first World Expo to be held in the Arab World and Middle East, Africa and South Asia, MEASA, region.
An Expo 2020 Dubai team travelled to Qatar on 1st May as part of a ‘GCC Roadshow’, designed to encourage business engagement and growth across the region and highlight the lasting benefits of working with Expo. They connected with key business figures at a session hosted by the Qatar Ministry of Economy and Commerce in Doha.
This was followed by a meeting with heads of the Qatar Chamber, Qatar Development Bank, Centre for Entrepreneurship at Qatar University, Bedaya, and the Entrepreneurs’ Association, where the Expo 2020 Dubai team outlined the opportunities available to Qatar’s wider business community, including its larger corporates and small and medium sized enterprises, SMEs, and provided an overview of Expo’s transparent and inclusive procurement process.
With more than 4,200 Qatari companies already operating in Dubai, Expo 2020 will open the door for many more, working directly with Expo to create partnerships and discover new opportunities that will enable a range of firms to establish a lasting presence in the UAE.
Nasser Mohamed Al-Muhannadi, Chairman of Qatar Pavilion Committee Expo Dubai 2020, said, "We see Expo 2020 Dubai as a wonderful opportunity for our businesses to showcase to the world Qatari ingenuity, innovations and our expertise in a wide variety of areas. It is also a golden chance for us to give the millions of overseas visitors to the region for Expo a taste of what our country has to offer."
Manal AlBayat, Senior Vice President of Business Development and Integration at Expo 2020 Dubai, said, "Expo 2020 Dubai will provide Qatari businesses, both large and small, with the chance to showcase their capabilities on a global platform. Our GCC Roadshow is all about exploring ways in which countries across the region, like Qatar, can maximise the opportunities available to them."
"By participating in Expo 2020 Dubai and entering into our supply chain, businesses can benefit from job creation and economic growth. Beyond this, they can leverage Expo 2020’s vast public and private sector network to enjoy greater business connectivity and build new partnerships," she added.
Qatar and the UAE reinforced their existing ties by committing to ‘new horizons’ of cooperation in May 2016. Expo 2020 Dubai presents a valuable platform to further develop these ties across a number of areas including tourism, cultural exchange and business, in line with Expo’s theme of 'Connecting Minds, Creating the Future'.