Aiming at presenting the State-of-the-Art technologies of shipping services, transport, logistics and port management under one roof, Silk Road Exhibition will be held in Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) on November 3 to 5, 2019.

The exhibition, which is being organised in partnership of the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MoTC) and Al Sharq Media Management (AMM), an affiliate of Dar Al Sharq Group, will see participation from around 50 countries.

Abdul Latif bin Abdullah Al Mahmoud, CEO of Dar Al Sharq Group, was also present at the event which was attended by a number of diplomats and officials representing different government, semi-government and private companies.

Addressing a press conference yesterday, Exhibition Executive Manager Eizeldin Abdelrahman said that the Silk Road Exhibition will provide an opportunity for direct meeting between exhibitors and many decision-makers from local authorities, delegations, public & private institutions of both participants and visitors.

Also, it will provide an ideal structure to establish business ties between participants to attract investments and specialised modern technology to the State of Qatar.

He said that due to increasing trade freedom and economic growth, the world witnessed a general intensification in trade volume leading to a growing demand for transport, storage and other facilities in international ports along with the demand for integrated logistics solutions to meet the with global demand.

“The importance of the Silk Road Exhibition in Qatar is particularly augmented since Qatar is part of the Silk Road.

The exhibition aims at attracting government, semi-governmental and private sectors working in the field of transport, shipping and logistics to meet under one roof to exchange experiences and opening up new horizons for the exchange of investments between the participating countries,” he added.

Eizeldin Abdelrahman said that it was expected that 50 countries will participate in the exhibition. “The Qatar National Vision 2030 and its huge projects and investments in the infrastructure, ports and logistics areas for the next few years will provide great investment opportunities for international companies in various sectors that can meet with their Qatari counterparts to foster growth and continue to enrich the Silk Road and the humanity as a whole.”

He said that Qatar was one of the most important countries where to invest due to its distinguished management and strategic position as commercial hub to the world. “This will also allow foreign companies looking to expand their business in Qatar and other countries in the region.

There is no doubt that organising and hosting such important events and exhibitions will allow international companies to learn about the growth of Qatar and have an insight about the Qatari development in all sectors, to exchange experiences and discuss the global development for better practices.”

Noor Shahdad, Director of International Relations and Acting Director of Public and Relations and Communications at MoTC said in the past six years the Belt and Road Initiative had been transformed into a major platform for building the interests and benefits of all the countries that support the initiative.

“It achieves economic integration and promotes trade and communication between them through the construction of the Silk Road which reduces the cost of logistics and time of cargo flights between those countries,” she said.

Shahdad said the Silk Road exhibition is a great opportunity for the projects being implemented in the State, with regards to public and private partnership, especially Manateq, Economic Zones Company and other initiatives in this field.

“The exhibition will also highlight investment opportunities in the technology sector and shipping companies, direct air freight and the latest technology related to transport services and port management in the participating countries,” she said.

Companies and organisations such as customs authorities; shipping and transportation companies by sea, air and land; logistics services companies; port construction and development companies; dry dock developers; insurance companies; shipbuilders; containers builders; land freight trains; navigation technology management; navigation universities and training institutes etc will take part in the exhibition.