From left: Yousef Al Obaidy, Sales Executive at Mowasalat, Dr Yousef Mohamed Al Horr, Founder and Chairman of Gulf Organisation for Research and Development, George Ayache,General Manager of IFP Qatar, Nicole Laporte, Project Manager at IFP Qatar, Abdulla Al Bader, Tourism Director at Qatar Tourism Authority, Caroline Carpentier, Media Representative for the Saudi Arabia expo pavilion and Patrick Finnegan, International Communications Director for Loving Hut, during the press conference at Movenpick hotel. (Shaival Dalal)
DOHA: Qatar Sustainability Expo (QSE) which coincide United Nations Climate Change Conference 2012 (COP18/CMP8) has partnered with several leading institutions within the country and other countries.
QSE, which is the only event to run concurrently with the conference, will be supported by several prominent local and international organisations including Mowasalat, Qatar Tourism Authority, Lusail, Qatar Steel, Qatar Foundation, Aramco (Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Pavilion), Masdar (UAE Pavilion), General Secretariat for Development Planning (GSDP) and Loving Hut USA.
QSE will allow 92 leading companies and government organisations to exhibit their sustainability initiatives at the Doha Exhibition Centre and connect with more than 15,000 visiting delegates. Arranged by International Fairs and Promotions (IFP), it will be held on the same dates as the COP 18/CMP 8 conference between November 27 and December 7.
Among the partners is Lusail Real Estate Development Company, represented by their sustainability partner GORD (Gulf Organisation for Research and Development). “As an institution that is working tirelessly to promote environmentally responsible and energy and resource efficient building practices in the region, we are proud to partner with QSE in spreading the message of sustainability and making Qatar a global hub of sustainability,” said Dr Yousef Mohamed Al Horr, Founder and Chairman of GORD.
Mowasalat will also be supporting the conference and expo by providing 430 buses for the event. “We are honored to provide transportation for delegates and visitors and exhibiting at QSE,” said Nasser AL Khanji, Strategy and Business Development Director, Mowasalat, “and we are very proud of our state-of-the-art green fuel vehicles including hybrid, electric and CNG buses introduced for the first time in Qatar.”
From USA, Loving Hut is partnering with QSE to share the benefits of a plant-based diet. “As the fastest growing international vegan restaurant and fast food franchise with more than 200 outlets worldwide, we aspire to demonstrate that success and sustainability can go hand in hand,” shared Patrick Finnegan, International Communications Director. “We invite one and all to the world of green cuisine!”
Ahmed Al Ansari, Commercial Division Manager of Qatar Steel stated the company’s position on sustainability: “We believe that sustainable and efficient steel production can be achieved through research and development by progressively addressing issues such as new product development, process improvement and cost reduction with an eye on environmental impact. Our strategic goals and objectives are firmly aligned with Qatar’s National Vision 2030.”
QSE is expected to receive extensive regional and global media coverage from thousands of international media networks and major news organisations.