Chamber of Commerce Pesaro and Urbino President visits QBA

04 Oct 2012 QBA premises

QBA Members attended

The Qatari Businessmen Association held a meeting with Dr. Alberto Drudi, president of Pesaro and Urbino Chamber of Commerce and his accompanying delegation at the QBA offices on Thursday, October 4, 2012.

The meeting was headed by Mr.  Hussein Alfardan, QBA’s First Deputy Chairman, and was attended by the board member Mr. / Sherida Saad Jubran al-Kaabi, and respected members Mr. / Khalid Al Mannai, Mr. / Abdul Hamid Mostafawi, Mr. / Maqbool Habib Khalfan, in addition to HE the Ambassador Mr / Saad bin Hilal bin Saad Al Mohannadi.

In his word Dr. / Alberto Drudi thanked the members for attending and briefed them about the Italian region Pesaro and Urbino, which is ranked as the first Italian region in terms of percentage of factories and firms and 8th in Europe, with more than 44 thousand industrial companies specializing in various sectors, including yachts manufacturing and maintenance, building materials, food, furniture and other sectors. Rich in skilled and innovative workforce,  this region is also a base for Italy's main factories, some of which are very important Italian brands such as interior design of Ferrari cars, Fendi Homes furniture, Scavolini kitchen,  Tod's  and others.

On the other hand, Mr. Hussein Alfardan welcomed Dr. Alberto Drudi, and talked about the history of relations between the two countries, where Italy is considered the second largest European exporter to Qatar, given the high quality of Italian goods. Mr. Hussein also suggested to Dr. Alberto to organize an exhibition of Italian companies to showcase to the Qatari investors the different Italian goods and investment opportunities that are found in the region of Pesaro and Urbino.

At the end of the meeting Dr. Alberto Drudi invited QBA members to visit the area of Pesaro and Urbino, as it is rich in investment opportunities.

It is worth noting that the State of Qatar and Italy are seeking to further enhance their cooperation and joint relations, as a number of agreements and memoranda of understanding were signed between the two countries in April 2012, these include the agreement of cooperation in the field of higher education and scientific research. Additionally, the first exhibition of Italian products "Made in Italy 2012" in Qatar was also held in May 2012, where a number of Italian companies participated and exposed their products that included clothing and accessories, fabrics and textiles, interior and exterior designs, and building materials.