Qatar International Boat Show Kicks off!!

Al Mannai Plus Events has been officially announced that the Qatar International Boat Show 2020 will be held March 18-21, 2020, at the heart of modern peninsula, The Pearl-Qatar. Mr. Khaled Essa Al Manni, Chairman of the organizing company, address the media with the upgraded features of upcoming show.

Celebrating its 7th Edition, the show will connect the world’s most privileged yacht and boat manufacturers, service providers, local dealers, suppliers and potential buyers in an exclusive B2B  platform to showcase the latest products and services in marine industry.

During the speech in the press conference recently held at Hotel Intercontinental Doha City, he said that the Qatar International Boat Show is one of the premiere luxury events in Qatar where marine enthusiasts and industrialist can discover the greatest aspects of its products and services. The show is being organized since 2013, despite the challenges being faced after the unjustified blockade on Qatar by some of the neighboring states in June 2017. There was 58% increase recorded in the participating companies in 2019 comparing to 2017 in the highly skilled craftsmanship Luxury Boat Show. He said that the rapid growth during the current challenges to the country underlines strength of the economy under the guidelines of HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Amir of State of Qatar.

Al Mannai said that the Qatar International boat show meets mainly two main objectives. One, it  is an effort to preserve centuries old relationship of the natives with the sea as the sea reserves were the main source of providing the life line, and secondly, to make Qatar a hub in the region for luxury, highly skilled craftsmanship and most modern boats and marine related accessories. He said that we want to provide a single shopping window to the luxury lifestyle enthusiasts of the region.

Qatar International Boat Show invites a supreme group of yacht and boat owners, managers, brokers and other top-level advisers, whose diverse experiences, unique insights and varying opinions deliver a broad range of perspectives on the ever-growing extreme-luxury arena,” said Khaled Al Mannai.

Qatar International Boat Show 2020 brings some of the world’s most prestigious manufacturers and suppliers together with a cross-section of ultra-luxury advisors who drive hundreds of millions in luxury yachting and boating revenue annually and represent independent and affiliated agencies with premium yacht companies.

Khaled Al Mannai encourages regional luxury lifestyle products manufacturers and traders to take benefit of the annual Qatar International Boat Show for showcasing their products and services.

Dr. Loay Dalis, Executive Consultant Al Mannai Plus Events, said on the occasion that the exhibit area covered in 2019 was 6,000 sqm. Because of the large number of queries and expected increase in participating exhibitors from the high-end lifestyle products sector, the exhibit area in 2020 for the seventh Qatar International Boats Show will be 12,000 sqm, a 100 % increase comparing to 2019.

He said as mentioned earlier in his opening speech by Mr. Khaled Al Mannai, there was an increase of 58 % in the participating companies, from 35 in 2017 to 55 companies in 2019.

Dr. Loay Dalis said there will be some featured events on the opening day and at the Gala Dinner night on 19th of March 2020. In addition, there are several entertainment attractions in the pipeline which may be announced in our pre-event media meet, he added.

He paid his gratitude to the management of United Development Company (UDC), for being the host of the 2020 Qatar International Boats Show. The exhibition will be held in Porto Arabia Gates 23-27, Pearl Qatar, and Ronautica Middle East.

2019 Qatar International Boat show was held in March 2019 and then the Former Prime Minister of State of Qatar had visited and inspected various sections of the exhibition. The boat show was inaugurated by HE Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari, Minister of Commerce and Industry in presence on the occasion were Ibrahim Jassim Al Othman, President and CEO of United Development Company (UDC), Fahad Zainel, Chief Corporate Services Officer, Qatar Free Zone Authority, a number of dignitaries, diplomats, business community members.

Qatar International Boat Show is a silver member of International Federation of Boat Show Organizers and a UFI (The Global Association of Exhibition Industry) certified event in Qatar.

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