Qatar Virtual Exhibition opens its digital matchmaking platform to SMEs & international buyers across the globe

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As part of a four-day event that kicked off on Monday

Doha, Qatar: Qatar Development Bank (QDB), on Monday, launched the first edition of the Qatar Virtual Exhibition (QVE). QVE is the first-of-its-kind digital event and platform to introduce international buyers to competitive Qatari products and promote SMEs’ growth in the country while creating lucrative business opportunities for investors and firms from across the globe.

In its first edition, the multi-sectoral exhibition is set up to connect export-oriented Qatari SMEs specializing in construction materials, interior fittings, food, medical products, and other domains with buyers from international markets looking for growth opportunities in the region. 

On the idea behind the exhibition and the critical role it is poised to play in the post-COVID economy, QDB’s CEO Mr. Abdulaziz Nasser Al-Khalifa said:

“Qatar Development Bank is proud to launch the Qatar Virtual Exhibition, the first platform of its kind in Qatar that brings together Qatari exporters and international businesses to network and explore potential business opportunities and strategic partnerships, in a hassle-free, real-time setup. The initiative is one of many ways in which QDB continues to support the development of Qatari SMEs and promote sustainable growth across the country’s diversified SME ecosystem. We are confident that this innovative platform will be a welcome addition for both local SMEs and international buyers, and we look forward to a fruitful exchange among all participating companies over the four days of the exhibition.” 

The Exhibition is witnessing the participation of over 50 leading Qatari suppliers in its first edition, who are currently showcasing a wide range of export offerings through QVE’s easy-to-access virtual exhibition hall. Thanks to its online b2b matchmaking service that enables them to pre-schedule meetings with compatible exhibitors with no travel hassle or expenses required, the unique digital platform puts a world of possibilities at international buyers’ fingertips. Meanwhile, visitors enjoy the opportunity to seamlessly explore all products and services on offer and engage in live conversations with manufacturers and SMEs.

QVE is open to international trade buyers who are looking to source the latest products and services across various sectors from Qatar’s competitive marketplace. More information on the event is available at https://qve.6connex.eu/event/QVE/login. Registrations are accepted at http://bit.ly/q-ve 

About Qatar Development Bank (QDB):

Qatar Development Bank (QDB) was established in 1997 as the Qatar Industrial Development Bank, a 100% government-owned developmental organization. Its primary aim was to develop investments within local industries, thereby accelerating growth and economic diversification in Qatar through support for the private sector.

QDB has achieved significant milestones in recent years, playing a chief role in growing Qatar’s private sector. QDB has also played an integral role in stimulating national economic and social development, through funding a variety of local projects and providing support to the private sector through a range of innovative services. By adopting this strategy, QDB has contributed to empowering Qatari entrepreneurs, improving the standard of living, as well as allowing Qatari entrepreneurs to benefit from a wide range of promising investment opportunities, and to develop their exporting potentials while supporting their entry to new international markets.

QDB’s strategy is entirely in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030. It is focused on promoting and facilitating the growth of the private sector in key economic sectors, with the aim of building a diversified, sustainable economy.

 QDB aims to promote entrepreneurship spirit within the private sector in Qatar by providing the necessary services that shall ease the growth, development, and diversification of this sector. In doing so, QDB offers access to information, incubation, and capabilities to SMEs, in addition to access to capital through direct and indirect financial services, investment and access to local markets, and access to international markets for Qatari exporters though export insurance and funding services.