QNCC celebrates first anniversary

December 10, 2012 - 4:13:57 am

QNCC celebrates firsDOHA: The Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) recently marked its first anniversary in the presence of senior government officials and delegates attending the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP18/CMP8). 

The facility hosted some of the most prominent events from across the world and the region in the last year. It has hosted 212 events and welcomed 155,561 delegates and visitors to date. The economic impact generated from overseas delegates stands at an impressive QR283,560,000, a press release said yesterday.

“The centre officially opened last year on this day when it hosted the 20th World Petroleum Congress - the largest oil and gas gathering in the world, and today, one year later, we are playing host to the largest conference ever staged in Qatar,” Saad Al Muhanadi, Chairman of AMLAK, the holding company that oversees the strategy and operation of QNCC on behalf of Qatar Foundation (QF), said. In the past one year, QNCC also received the “Middle East’s Leading Exhibition & Convention Centre” by the World Travel Awards 2012, “Best Congress and Convention Centre, Middle East” by Business Destinations Travel Awards 2012, and “Best Convention Centre in Middle East” by MICE Report Awards 2012. Within its first year of operations, the QNCC also added a golden feather to its culinary hat at the 2012 Salon Culinaire on 16-18 October. The Centre took home four medals including gold in the Arabic Mezza category.

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