Qatar’s economic recovery is led by business event industry: Official

By Amirtha P S, Desk Reporter
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The economic recovery of Qatar from the COVID-19 crisis is mainly driven by the business events industry of the country, according to an official of NeXTfairs for Exhibitions & Conferences.

NeXTFairs general manager Rawad Sleem revealed a series of virtual events about to take place this year including ‘Qatar HR Conference’, ‘Qatar Food Safety Conference’, ‘Qatar Marketing Conference’, ‘Qatar Dermatology & Cosmetology Conference’, ‘Qatar Packaging and Material Handling Conference’, ‘Qatar Cleaning and Facilities Management Conference’, as well as ‘Qatar Travel Mart Conference’, which would be a hybrid event.

Rawad Sleem
Rawad Sleem
GM – NeXTFairs

“Exhibitions and conferences are heading towards the virtual world in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, depending on electronic platforms and modern technological developments, which enhances business continuity and stimulates the growth of economic sectors.” 

NeXTFairs have conducted virtual events of various sectors like human resources, food safety, dermatology, cosmetics, and packaging, in addition to the sectors of cleaning, facilities management, tourism, and travel mainly conducted through DigiCon.

DigiCon is a comprehensive electronic platform that provides the latest virtual communication technologies with interactive windows that mimic the face-to-face traditional exhibitions with customized features like exchanging agreements between participating companies, having private meetings and live broadcasts, creating user-friendly clients’ lists, in addition to easy access to digital content from anywhere.

The Qatar HR Conference will be held virtually on June 29 and 30. The conference will be a significant platform for HR enthusiasts to get new approaches and ideas on how to handle and resolve issues surrounding the human resource sector and be up to date with the latest services, products, and technology available in the market.

Qatar Food Safety Conference is scheduled on July 27 and 28 to bring together the leaders of the food industry, food distributors, consumers, academics, and workers. During the event, various issues and challenges regarding food safety and quality will be discussed.

Qatar Marketing Conference will be launched from August 17 to 18 and in the following months, Qatar Dermatology and Cosmetology Conference, Qatar Packaging and Material Handling Conference and Qatar Cleaning and Facilities Management Conference will take place.

Further Mr. Sleem stated that Qatar Travel Mart Conference will be held from November 16 to 18 at Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC), in parallel with its virtual version, as the event represents a platform that leads the journey of the tourism and travel sector’s recovery from the repercussions of the pandemic.

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