The National Day Exhibition of Qatari Hands, inaugurated by HE Dr. Hamad Bin Abdulaziz Al-Kuwari, Minister of Culture, Arts and Heritage, and organised by Bedaya Center for Entrepreneurship and Career Development (Bedaya Center) and Katara Cultural Village in cooperation with the Ministry of Labour and Social affairs at Katara on December 11 – 13, 2014, witnessed remarkable turnout by exhibitors and visitors alike.
More than forty entrepreneurs participated in the Exhibition which was officially sponsored by Qatar National Bank (QNB) and aimed to provide all the requirement that help Qatari entrepreneurs in the product development and marketing process in keeping with the market’s needs, which enhances the competitive edge of Qatari institutions.
“We are always delighted to partner with government institutions to support and encourage entrepreneurs and SME’s and help them take the right path towards success,” said Dr. Khaled Bin Ibrahim Al-Sulaiti, Katara General Director.
“Katara seeks to attract different types of events in the fields of thought and creativity, and hosting the National Day Exhibition of Qatari Hands reaffirms our steadfast belief in the important role of entrepreneurs and delivers the message that Katara’s gates are open to embrace all activities that contribute to supporting entrepreneurship,” added Al-Sulaiti.
For his part, Saleh Al-Khulaifi, Board Member of the Bedaya Center, said: “The Exhibition embodies Bedaya Center’s devout efforts to support entrepreneurs and SME’s as it reinforces their abilities to adapt to society’s ever changing needs and allows them to exchange knowledge and several other skills. The National Day Exhibition of Qatari Hands clearly illustrates Qatari government entities endeavours to foster talent and consolidate the concept of a local business environment that dedicates its entrepreneurial expertise to meet the local demand. The Exhibition also permits participants to showcase their talent and present their original ideas with the aid of a perfect platform to launch their products and promote their businesses, which boosts their confidence and contributes to achieving Qatar National Vision 2030 in supporting human development.”
Al-Khulaifi added: “I would like to express our gratitude to Katara, represented by Dr. Khalid Al-Sulaiti for partnering with us in organising this event and to QNB team who spares no efforts in nurturing talents, entrepreneurs and SME’s.”
Hamad Al Jamali, Acting Assistant General Manager SME at QNB Group, pointed out that QNB’s sponsorship of the Exhibition originates in the bank’s unwavering support of Qatari SME’s being one of the most important drivers of the national economy.
Therefore, it’s only natural for the bank to sponsor and actively participate in all the events that prop up this major sector.
The National Day Exhibition of Qatari Hands is a unique opportunity for entrepreneurs and SME’s to display their products and services and directly interact with visitors, especially that the Exhibition was held over the weekend when Katara is usually visited by more people than the weekdays.
Visitors and participants emphasised that such exhibitions definitely endorses the success and sustainability of new projects based on solid grounds and offer entrepreneurs a chance to develop their leadership skills, which in turn support the Qatari business community.