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His Excellency Mr. Sultan Al Khater, inaugurated Hospitality Qatar 2023

His Excellency Mr. Sultan bin Rashid Al Khater, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, inaugurated Hospitality Qatar 2023, in the presence of local and international dignitaries, including ambassadors of participating countries and heads of international delegations, led by His Excellency the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Prince Mansour bin Khalid bin Abdullah Al Saud, and His Excellency Dr. Mustafa Gökso, Ambassador of Turkey to Qatar, and Deputy Director General of the Industrial Exports Sector at the Public Authority for Industry in Kuwait. Dr. Sanad Al-Ajmi.

The most exclusive and longest-standing international trade fair for the hospitality, hotel, restaurant, and café sector HORECA in Qatar, organized by IFP Qatar from 6 to 8 November at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre, began its eighth edition successfully and with great participation on its first day, bringing together more than 150 suppliers and service providers in the hospitality, hotels, restaurants and cafes, tourism and food and beverage sectors, from more than 20 a different country, along with investors and industry leaders in Qatar to explore potential investment opportunities in Qatar's hospitality and tourism market.

The only trade event in its field in Qatar comes as Qatar's hospitality sector has recorded unprecedented growth rates that have placed it among the fastest growing in the world. Euro News confirmed in its latest report that Qatar's hospitality market is the fastest-growing market in the world. The report predicts that this sector will continue to move forward in the next phase, due to Doha's unique geographical location, which places about 80% of the world's population within a six-hour flight away, which will certainly increase the likelihood of Qatar becoming a prominent tourist destination in the Arabian Gulf, and enabling it to achieve its goals of hosting 6 million visitors annually by 2030. According to the Gulf Hospitality Sector Report issued by Alpine Capital, the size of the hospitality sector in Qatar jumped from $ 1 billion in 2021 to $ 1.6 billion by the end of 2022, and is expected to stabilize at 1.$4 billion in the next two years.

Al Asmakh Real Estate Projects report also pointed out that hospitality developers are continuing their plans to build facilities in line with Qatar's interest in developing the tourism and hotels sector, amid the state's efforts to enhance tourism revenues and improve the quality of service provided in hotels, to attract increasing numbers of visitors and tourists from around the world. Qatar continues to invest heavily in the tourism sector with the aim of developing it to become the third largest sector contributing to GDP after the oil and gas sectors. and construction by 12%.Qatar welcomed more than 2.56 million visitors from January to 25 August 2023, surpassing its total number of visitors in the whole of 2022 and recording a 157% increase in international visitors compared to the same period last year, confirming Qatar's continued tourism momentum from hosting the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™.

Mr. Haidar Mshaimesh, General Manager of IFP Qatar, the organizer of Hospitality Qatar, said: "We are delighted that Hospitality Qatar has reached today's leading level, which is confirmed by the remarkable turnout and active participation in the eighth edition, which brings together major companies from around the world, in order to exchange the most successful experiences and showcase the latest innovations over 3 days of interactive activities, as well as provide new solutions to drive the rapid developments within the tourism and hospitality sector in Qatar. We are confident of the success of this edition as we continue to enhance the experience of exhibitors and visitors alike, and contribute to supporting national efforts to attract more tourists to Qatar."

Hospitality Qatar is a platform for industry professionals and senior players to market their products and services through exhibitions, conferences, business matchmaking programs, and training programs. The event also provides a window to showcase talent and skills through specialized hotel, restaurant, and café competitions and live cooking demonstrations.

H.E. Dr. Mustafa Gökçu, Ambassador of Turkey to Qatar, said: "As an event that highlights developments in Qatar's hospitality sector, Hospitality Qatar is an important platform for our companies and companies operating here to explore business opportunities, network, and collaborate. Fourteen Turkish companies are participating in this year's edition of Hospitality Qatar to underline the close relationship between Turkey and Qatar, as this event has strengthened the trade and economic relations between the two countries."

This year's program includes a series of simultaneous events that provide visitors with a complete experience, most notably the Salon Culinaire live cooking competitions gathering more than 150 chefs representing 37 of Doha's leading four- and five-star hotels. The competition highlights chefs' skills in excellence in preparing dishes in more than 20 different categories. On its second day, the show will also feature a coffee competition, which will give barista experts the opportunity to showcase their creativity in the field of coffee making.

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Hospitality Qatar 2023 aims to replicate the success of the previous edition of the event, which saw more than 12,000 visitors attend.


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