Qatar's Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah to receive MEED Lifetime Achievement Award
- Qatar: Wednesday, January 23 - 2013 at 09:32
- PRESS RELEASE
For his outstanding contributions to the development of the projects industry in Qatar, as well as the country's remarkable economic progress, His Excellency Abdullah Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, President, Administrative Control and Transparency Authority, will be presented with the MEED Lifetime Achievement Award on Monday, 18 February at the Qatar Projects 2013 conference taking place at Grand Hyatt, Doha.
His Excellency is credited with orchestrating Qatar's transformation into a modern and progressive industrial nation will take centre stage at a special ceremony which will feature some of Qatar's most innovative projects - a testament to how successfully the country has explored economic diversification with the help of Al-Attiyah.
"His Excellency Abdulla Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah is the perfect choice for the MEED Lifetime Achievement Award. He is widely known as having engineered Qatar's impressive industrial development that has had a far-reaching impact in its economic progress in the last couple of years. His impeccable foresight, inspiring leadership and transparency as well as remarkable accomplishments are commendable and worthy of recognition," said Edmund O' Sullivan, Chairman, MEED Events, organisers of Qatar Projects 2013, which this year is celebrating its 10th anniversary of providing the best business networking opportunity for projects industry stakeholders in Qatar and the rest of the Gulf region.
Tracking the growth of the projects industry for the last ten years, and providing a venue for thoughtful discussions of issues, challenges and opportunities in the projects industry, Qatar Projects has recognised notable Qatari projects that have been shining examples of project innovation and excellence.
"Qatar is entering a critical phase in the lead up to its preparations for the 2022 FIFA World Cup, and will see a massive surge of contracts that will be awarded to complete the requirements for the staging of the world's biggest sporting event. Many other projects will be awarded as Qatar pursues its economic diversification. The awards are meant to inspire project stakeholders to aspire for excellence and deliver top-notch quality projects that will benefit Qatar," continued O'Sullivan.
Qatar Projects 2013 will provide not just insights and information about the projects industry in Qatar, but important networking opportunities for all participants. In addition to Qatar Petroleum, Ministry of Business and Trade, Public Works Authority and Qatar Chamber, Qatar Projects 2013 is being supported by the International Bank of Qatar (IBQ) as Platinum sponsor; UDC as Strategic Partner; Qatar Islamic Bank and Kharafi National as Gold Sponsors; Mashreq as Silver Sponsor; Qatar Insurance Company, Brookfield Multiplex and Black Cat Engineering and Construction as Bronze Sponsors. Patton Boggs and SSH International have signed up as Lunch Sponsors of the event; and Seib Insurance and Reinsurance as Breakfast Sponsor. Metito and Drake & Scull are on board as Conference Sponsors.
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