Qatar Aluminium sponsored the 5th Made in Qatar Exhibition, organised by Qatar Chamber and held for the first time outside Qatar in Riyadh. The exhibition took place from November 6-9, 2016.
As a Silver Sponsor, Qatalum showcased its achievements through a 48 square meter stand, where representatives of the senior management met with visitors.
The exhibition was inaugurated by HE Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry in Qatar, in the presence of HE Dr Majed bin Abdullah Al Kasabi, the Minister of Trade and Investment in Saudi Arabia, HE Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim Al Thani, Chairman of Qatar Chamber, and a number of Saudi officials and business leaders from Qatar and Saudi Arabia.
Mr. Khalid Mohammed Laram, CEO of Qatalum, headed a high level delegation from the senior management to participate in the Made in Qatar Exhibition and the Qatari-Saudi Economic Forum, which was held on the sidelines of the exhibition. Both events took place in the presence of ministers of energy and industry from both countries, the Chairman of the Council of Saudi Chambers, the Chairman of Qatar Chamber and the CEO of Qatar Development Bank.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Laram said: “Qatalum has been committed to participate in Made in Qatar Exhibition since its inception in 2009. In its debut outside Qatar, the exhibition was held in the KSA as part of the positive cooperation between Qatar and the Saudi Arabia. The purpose was to promote national industries in the KSA and GCC markets.”
He added: “Qatalum is at the forefront of the national efforts to diversify economy. In a recent speech at the Advisory Council, His Highness the Emir of Qatar stressed the importance of strengthening the growth and expansion of non-oil sectors and diversifying the economy. His Highness pointed out to the increasing contribution of the non-oil sector in Qatar to 11%. Under the prudent guidance of His Highness, Qatalum continues producing high quality primary aluminium products that are used in various manufacturing sectors all over the world. No doubt, organising this year’s exhibition outside Qatar is an ideal opportunity for us to exhibit our products to a wider clientele from the KSA and GCC countries.”
Organised in an exhibition area of 10,000 square meters, this year’s edition of the Made in Qatar Exhibition attracted over 200 Qatari companies and factories. As the Qatari products draw the attention of Saudi investors, many deals and cooperation agreements were concluded between the Qatari companies and their Saudi counterparts during the exhibition.