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Is the future bright for Qatar’s construction and interiors industry?

It would appear the potential of Qatar’s construction industry knows no boundaries. Recent rapid growth includes projects including Doha Festival City mall, which expects a 1.6 million footfall by 2014, and the newly completed Muraikh Tower in the city’s latest urban hub. Initiatives such as these are cementing the country’s position as the third greatest development market in the GCC region – meaning the future looks bright for the Middle Eastern state.  In fact a study by Research and Markets has suggested the construction industry will grow at a rate of 12 per cent per annum until 2015. This is driven by the surge of investments created by its successful bid to host the FIFA World Cup 2022, and substantiated by the Qatar National Vision for 2030 programme - and its total spending kitty of US$ 800 billion. This predicted growth rate is of course good news for both regional and global industry solution providers – a selection of which are attending the upcoming 3rd Concepts Middle East platform in Doha. The two-day event is organised by French business information group naseba, and is hosting 150 leading architects, interior designers, design and construction consultants, government bodies and development authorities who are looking to take advantage of the potential within Qatar and the surrounding region. “Having held two very successful events in 2010 and 2011, we are proud to host the 3rd Annual Concepts Middle East in Doha. This year we are focusing on the Qatar National Vision 2030, which is largely driven by adopting sustainable measures. Our aim is to connect the very best international designers, architects and developers to accelerate business relationships and knowledge-sharing. Given the opportunities in Qatar, this is the perfect venue for these professionals to meet and network,” explained naseba Managing Director, Fabien Faure. Notable speakers at the event include Kevin Underwood, Vice President and Principal at AECOM Design+Planning; Michel Mossessian, Principal of Mossessian & Partners, and Marie Noelle Swiderski, Managing Director at Blanchard FZ LLC. With many major architectural and design projects in the pipeline for Doha, including the Lusail Iconic Stadium Building, the Barwa Financial District, and the Heart of Doha Project (which the opening panel discussion will consider on day one), Concepts Middle East 2012 will provide a platform for design professionals and international suppliers to meet in a business-focused environment and establish working relationships. Concepts Middle East Event dates: February 22nd- 23rd 2012 Venue: Grand Hyatt Doha, Qatar For more information please contact: Madhukar Dudda Marketing Manager Tel: +9714 367 1383 | Email: madhukard@naseba.com
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