Doha is set to host the fourth edition of Qatar International Boat Show (QIBS 2016) at Lusail Marina, Lusail City from December 7 to 10 under the patronage of HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani.
Following on the show’s success, which attracted more than 50,000 visitors from 88 countries last year, QIBS 2016 will witness the participation of major manufacturers and exhibitors, leading international and GCC companies currently active in boat and yacht manufacturing and marketing, and local Qatari companies specialising in this key sector and its related supply industries.
“For the fourth consecutive year, QIBS has become a principal annual fixture on the sector’s calendar of specialised regional and international exhibitions, which underlines the remarkable success it has achieved over this short period of time and its ability to attract the industry’s key players. QIBS also consolidates Doha’s position as a vibrant global destination to organise shows of this calibre,” said Ahmad Abdulla al-Hammadi, executive director, marketing and sales at Qatari Diar.
“Lusail City hosts QIBS in line with Qatar National Vision 2030, which seeks to diversify income resources and promote sustainable activities. Besides, the city will stand out as always in attracting residents and visitors of all walks of life, becoming an icon for green, sustainable cities in Qatar and the region, particularly Lusail Marina that has established itself as one of the region’s most popular destinations for boat and yacht lovers,” added al-Hammadi.
Since inception in 2013, QIBS has brought together thousands of the world’s distinguished boat and yacht manufacturers, exhibitors, and specialists from the UAE, Bahrain, Canada, France, the UK, Germany, Italy, Monaco, Turkey, Lebanon, Switzerland, Poland, the Czech Republic, and the US, as well as the several other highly-esteemed
countries in this field.
Khalid Essa al-Mannai, chairman, Al Mannai Events, QIBS organisers, noted that the show enjoys the support of the State of Qatar.
“QIBS contributes to supporting the tourism and exhibitions sector in Qatar, attracting investments to the country. This highlights government’s relentless support to the private sector that drives the economy’s competitiveness and helps in the diversification of income resources, including the vital sectors of tourism, exhibitions and marine services.
“To ensure the complete success of the show, a team of highly-skilled specialists has been formed, spearheaded by Nader Samaan, director, Qatar International Boat Show 2016,” al-Mannai said.