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QNCC poised to cater to the growth of MICE industry

Qatar’s iconic convention centre hosts multiple international events and conferences simultaneously reinforcing its capabilities to take on the burgeoning events industry and currently hosts WISE

Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) is poised to cater to the growth of the meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) industry by being able to bring multiple events to life simultaneously.

During the first ten days of October, QNCC hosted a number of different international events, attended by thousands of visitors at its iconic venue.

“We provide both the infrastructure and capabilities to logistically cater to meetings of 10 or 10,000, who will experience the effortlessness of our facilities with the highest level of personalised expertise. Our amply trained staff members are devoted to enhancing customer satisfaction and committed to bringing every event to life with our state-of-the-art conference and theatre equipment. Our contribution to the MICE industry in Qatar is an ongoing one, and we will continue to invest in our human capital, sustainability and venue capabilities to ensure that we continue to be the venue of choice for events and conferences in the Middle East,” said Ken Jamieson, General Manager, QNCC.

QNCC has the capabilities to cater to events for a wide variety of audiences and with a myriad of requirements; its incredibly dedicated staff members can pull together a family event, a tech exhibition or a medical conference and cater to the specific requirements of each with fluidity. From October 1 to 9, QNCC hosted the international theatre production of Peter Pan, which required complicated sound and lighting equipment and theatre style seating for this family oriented event.

Simultaneously QNCC hosted the 2nd High Tech Port by MÜSIAD Qatar between October 6 and 8 – an advanced and strategic technology exhibition held under the auspices of His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, the Emiri of Qatar and His Highness Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the President of the Republic of Turkey in the partnership of MUSIAD (Independent Industrialists’ Businessmen’s Organization) and the Under Secretariat for Defence Industries of the Republic of Turkey. With its high profile guests, the exhibition required increased security, which was provided by QNCC and didn’t interfere in other events that were held at the same time.

Furthermore, the World Obesity Federation Conference was held from October 3 to 4 and required expert logistics to cater to international visitors and speakers. Between October 4 and 7, the 32nd ISQua Conference was held at QNCC – this reputable conference has been held annually since 1984 and QNCC was able to provide it with a personalised service. The Supreme Education Council celebrated Teachers’ Day 2015 at the venue on October 5, as well.

“The MICE industry creates economic value and is a key contributor to the increased hospitality and travel spending throughout the region. At QNCC we provide a powerful platform for a wide variety of business and leisure events, thus boosting Qatar as the regional and international conference hub for business meetings, family entertainment and industry events,” added Jamieson.

In addition , Qatar National Convention Centre is currently hosting the World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) from the 3rd till the 5th of November. Established by Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser in 2009, and attended by renowned dignitaries in the education sector, WISE has established itself as a global reference in new approaches to education, through both its annual Summit and a range of ongoing programs.