Big push to local production

 20 Nov 2017 - 9:59

The Peninsula

Government’s policy of orgranising exhibitions and events to encourage local companies and entrepreneurs will be a boon for encouraging local production. Such events will not only increase production in Qatar but will also ignite entrepreneurial spirit and will be a big boost to Qatar’s self sufficiency in the area of food and non food sectors. 

Hosting these events will encourages local companies to do their best to improve and develop their products that in turn will make Qatari products globally competitive. 

In the past few months the country saw lot of exhibitions and conferences that were targeted to promote local products. An impressive line-up of more such event is scheduled in coming days. ‘Made in Qatar’ exhibition is one such event for which companies and entrepreneur are waiting eagerly for.

Scheduled to be held between December 14-17, the expo will be organised by Qatar Chamber in cooperation with the Ministry of Energy and Industry on an area of 20,000 square metre at the Doha Exhibition & Convention Center.

The four-day exhibition is expected to see participation of over 300 companies and factories from Qatar. The exhibition aims to attract more investments in the industry sector and promote the locally-made products to ease dependence on imported items. 

The Ministry of Energy and Industry had organised the first edition of MedFood 2017 exhibition during the last week of September. It was aimed to encourage Qatar’s self sufficiency in the area of food and medicine as it put spotlight on local manufacturers in these sectors.

Similarly NAMA Center, in collaboration with Doha Festival City (DFC), also organised Souq Nama exhibition for promoting home based products and local entrepreneurs. 

Souq Hal Qatar, a month long exhibition for foods and non-food items with the participation of more than 30 Qatari productive families and their hand made products, is currently going on at Hyatt Plaza Shopping Mall.The exhibition aims to support productive families, home-made and handicrafts in the country.

Organising such exhibitions and helps in the exchange of expertise between local companies and international companies. This provides an opportunity for local companies to learn about the latest technologies. They also get to know about leading companies in different industries and enhance cooperation with them.

These events will stimulate the private sector in the country and will encourage people to become entrepreneurs. This will also increase the inflow of capital to the country. Looking in the isolation, these events may look small steps, but on the whole they will be a shot in the arm for local companies and boost local production.