H.E. Mr. Sultan Bin Rashid Al Khater, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, has attended the opening of the 4th edition of the Government Procurement and Contracting Conference and Exhibition “Moushtarayat 2019”. The event was inaugurated by His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Bin Qasim Al Abdullah Al Thani, Deputy Governor of Qatar Central Bank.
The Ministry’s participation in the event falls within the framework of its efforts to promote public-private partnerships. The Ministry will highlight the initiatives it has undertaken and the investment opportunities it offers to support and enhance the competitiveness of small and medium enterprises and encourage Qatari entrepreneurs to establish new companies, promoting a culture of entrepreneurship in Qatar.
The Ministry will outline the public-private partnership projects as well as the most prominent legislations issued to support the private sector and the initiatives launched to support the contribution of SMEs to the development of a diversified and competitive economy in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030.
The Ministry will process the inquiries of SME owners, entrepreneurs and investors, briefing participants on its activities and procedures relating to registrations in tenders to be held this year in addition to measures to register as accredited suppliers to the Ministry.
The 4th edition of the Government Procurement and Contracting Conference and Exhibition-Moushtarayat 2019, which takes place from March 31 to April 2, 2019 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre, is organized by Qatar Development Bank in cooperation with the Ministry of Finance and in partnership with the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and the Public Works Authority “Ashghal.” The event is sponsored by the Ministry of Municipality and Environment.
The Conference and Exhibition aims to attract members of the private sector, particularly small and medium enterprises (SMEs), to attend and participate in a wide range of public tenders. A key aspect of the conference is to educate the local SMEs about the procedures involved in existing public tenders extended by big buyers, such as larger private sector companies, semi-governmental and governmental bodies.
The third edition of the expo offered around 2000 opportunities worth up to QR 1.2 billion with the participation of 40 exhibitors and 3140 visitors. The expo featured 107 business meetings, 10 workshops and 5 awards.