QATAR. The world’s leading real estate exhibition will make its debut in Qatar this month, showcasing the immense range and scope of property development opportunities and infrastructure projects to investors and key industry professionals from around the globe.
Taking place from 23rd to 25th May 2012 at the Doha Exhibition Centre, Cityscape Qatar will bring together regional and international investors, asset managers and financiers; architects, urban planners and designers; real estate developers, stadium designers and professional service providers; government and regulatory officials and senior executives involved in the design and construction of public and private real estate developments.
Aiming to diversify from a hydrocarbon-based economy, Qatar’s National Vision for 2030 and its successful bid to host the FIFA World Cup 2022, is set to transform the economic, cultural and physical landscape of the country. Plans are well underway for major infrastructural developments that will deliver vast investment and growth in transportation, residential and commercial real estate, and build new sporting and leisure facilities.
Building on the success of Cityscape events worldwide, Cityscape Qatar will provide a forum for participants to gain expert-level insight into the potential for their businesses to be part of the incredible growth opportunities in the country as they hear directly from the most sought-after speakers in the industry, including Emad Mansour, CEO, Qatar First Investment Bank; Fadi El Kik, GM Business Development, United Development Company – Qatar; and Eng. Abdulla Abdulaziz T.Al Subaie, Board Member and Group CEO, Barwa – Qatar.
Cityscape Qatar promises to be an unparalleled power-networking event. Exhibitors and attendees will be part of the most important gathering of real estate leaders in Doha at a crucial time and will ensure their brand and projects are seen by influential stakeholders.
It is anticipated that the contacts made and relationships built at Cityscape Qatar will help shape the future of the country towards 2030. The knowledge gained through participation will prepare businesses to develop, finance and manage lucrative projects across Qatar’s expanding landscape and convert emerging opportunities in the growing Qatari market into high investment values.
Alongside the exhibition, delegates and visitors will be able to attend the inaugural Qatar Real Estate Summit, the first and only learning and networking event for Qatar’s real estate market. One the most influential conferences of its kind in the region, the summit will bring together international real estate investors, developers, financiers and public sector bodies to provide insightful presentations and strategic debate covering regional real estate investment, development and financing strategies.
Another highlight of the three day event will be the Investor Round Tables. These will offer an exclusive opportunity for senior decision makers in real estate to meet investors and discuss key issues affecting real estate investment and development in emerging markets.
In addition, the winners of the inaugural Cityscape Awards for Real Estate in Qatar will be announced. These will reward industry professionals and companies that have shown outstanding real estate developments for both completed and planned projects in the country. The awards ceremony announcing the winners will take place at the Four Seasons Hotel Doha on 23rd May and is by invitation only.
Cityscape Qatar has already attracted a large number of prestigious exhibitors, including Al Khalij Commercial Bank “Al Khaliji”, Al Waab City, Barwa Real Estate Company, Commercial Bank of Qatar, Dlala Real Estate Co, Ezdan Real Estate, First Qatar Real Estate Development, Mazaya Qatar Real Estate Development, Qatar Coral For Real Estate Development LLC, QNB, Turner International Middle East – Qatar and the United Development Company.
There are still opportunities to join the exhibitors list and ensure your business is able to understand the emerging and available opportunities in Qatar, and to make you’re your business is seen and heard at this crucial event and stay ahead of the competition. Visit http://cityscapeqatar.com for more information.
Cityscape Qatar is jointly organised by Informa Exhibitions and q.media. Informa is the largest organizer of events worldwide with over 8,000 employees working in some 150 offices in more than 40 countries, providing academics, businesses and individuals with unparalleled knowledge, up-to-the minute information and highly specialist skills and services.
Rohan Marwaha, Managing Director for Cityscape Group at Informa, said: “Our Company has been at the forefront of property development and investment exhibitions for many years now and Doha was a natural and obvious choice for our latest venue. The opportunities here for everyone connected with the real estate business are limitless.”
Informa’s organising partner for Cityscape Qatar is q.media, the largest media provider in the State of Qatar and one of the largest in the region, whose exclusive clients include Al Jazeera, Qatar TV & Radio and JCDecaux. Their spokesperson said: “Qatar is a market which has a great potential for economic development and q.media is committed to playing its part in supporting this development. We are proud to be involved in the first ever Cityscape Qatar.”
Cityscape Qatar 2012 has already confirmed a number of leading Qatari-based sponsors and supporters for next month’s event. These include Platinum Sponsors Barwa, whose spokesman said: “Barwa's very creation was a demonstration of the vision to build a modern country with a diversified economy for the benefit of future generations. Cityscape Qatar is the latest, but by no means the last, step towards achieving that vision.”
Another Platinum Sponsor is Commercial Bank, whose spokesperson commented: “Commercial Bank was established in 1975 and was Qatar’s first private bank. Since then we have grown with Qatar, reflecting the nation’s values and drive to continually improve and innovate. The Bank is dedicated to supporting Qatar’s community and social infrastructure through, among other activities, sponsoring events and Cityscape Qatar is one we are delighted to be involved with.”
Finally, a spokesman for Silver Sponsors United Development Company said: “UDC’s mission is to identify and invest in long-term projects contributing to Qatar’s growth and providing good shareholder value. Sponsoring Cityscape Qatar is another part of our quest for excellence and progress.”
Cityscape Qatar has also an official Supporter in the form of the Qatar Tourism Authority; Supporting Associations are the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and the Asia Pacific Real Estate Association.