Qatari Businessmen Association is participating in Hannover Messe Fair 2022

29 May 2022 Hannover - Germany

QBA Members attended

  • Qatari Businessmen Association is participating in Hannover Messe Fair 2022
  • Al Jaidah: Qatar offers great incentives to foreign investors and the Exhibition is an opportunity to promote Qatar

Hannover – Doha
The Qatari Businessmen Association is participating in the "Hanover Messe" International Industrial Exhibition 2022, started on Monday 30 June, with significant Qatari participation. The Qatari delegation was headed by His Excellency Mr. Sultan bin Rashid Al Khater, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, who also inaugurated Qatar’s pavilion in the exhibition.
German Chancellor Olaf Schulz officially inaugurated the exhibition in the presence of the Qatari delegation and the Portuguese Prime Minister, as a strategic partner and also the guest country for the exhibition. 
At Hannover Messe, the Qatari Businessmen Association was represented by Mr. Salah Al-Jaidah, QBA Member.
The Hannover Messe fair is considered a substantial fair in the world of technology and industry as the 2022 edition celebrated the 75th anniversary of the fair, exhibitors have the opportunity to fully exploit the market potential of their companies and products and establish businesses across industries, moreover, recent trends and new developments are discussed in many sessions in detail, especially clean energy, green hydrogen and robotics.
Mr. Salah Al-Jaidah, QBA Member, said: "We would like to thank the Ministry of Commerce and Industry for enabling the private sector to participate in this global exhibition, especially since it represents the largest international event specialized in industry, trade and investment, organized with physical attendance since the beginning of the Corona pandemic. -19".
Al-Jaida added that the relations between Qatar and Germany are distinguished, as Germany is an important trading partner for the State of Qatar, whether in terms of a strong investment presence in Germany or the presence of German companies in Qatar, which contributed to preparing the infrastructure for the Qatar 2022 World Cup, noting that the exhibition comes within a supportive framework for relations. In addition, it provides an important window for Qatari businessmen, investors and officials of major national companies to learn about the latest innovations and industrial technology.

Bilateral Meetings
On the sidelines of the exhibition, Mr. Salah Al-Jaida, met with Mr. Marco Delprete Secretary of the Ministry of Industrial Development of the State of Mexico and his accompanying delegation. During the meeting, ways to develop relations between Qatar and Mexico in the trade, investment and industry sectors were reviewed.
During the meeting, Al Jaidah highlighted that the bilateral relation between Qatar and Mexico goes beyond partnership in the energy sector to other fields such as food, health care, sports, aviation, tourism and retail trade, there are also many companies that have opened branches in Doha. Al Jaidah added that the successful economic policies offered by the State of Qatar to support the private sector, as well as the incentives, legislation and promising opportunities available in the country aimed at encouraging investors, businessmen and owners of Mexican companies to invest in Qatar.
For his part, Mr. Marco Delprete pointed out that Qatar's hosting of the FIFA World Cup in 2022 is a great opportunity for establishing new business for Mexican companies looking to expand in the region. After hosting the World Cup in 1970 and 1986, Mexico has the experience that will be useful to Qatar, and it is expected that the two countries will work closely to enhance coordination during the next World Cup.
It is noteworthy that the volume of trade exchange between the State of Qatar and Mexico amounted to about 850 million Qatari riyals in 2021, and a number of Mexican companies are working in the country in many important economic sectors and activities

Huge Pavillion
The State of Qatar is participating in the exhibition with a pavilion that extends over a total area of 821 square meters, and includes 16 specialized bodies in the industrial field from the public and private sectors, including the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, the Investment Promotion Agency, the Free Zones Authority, Qatar Science and Technology Park, Qatari Businessmen Association, Qatar Chamber, Qatar Development Bank, Qatar Financial Center and Qatar Technology Innovation Center.
The country's pavilion also includes a number of private companies, such as Qatar Industrial Manufacturing Company, Doha Cables Company, Qtech Switch Gear, Snoonu, Q Terminal, Suhail Industrial Group, and SEA Shore Steel W.L.L.
The exhibition is being held on an area of approximately 100,000 square meters and includes 12 halls, with the participation of 3,000 exhibitors presenting their industrial innovations focused on digitization, climate protection and efficient production. Portugal is the guest country for this year's edition.

Promotional Conferences
The Investment Promotion Agency of Qatar held a seminar titled: “The Future Begins Now: The Channels Provided by Qatar for the Growth of Global Companies”. This event highlighted the investment opportunities available in Qatar for international companies, whether they are start-ups, small and medium-sized companies, or mega companies.