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Qatar Development Bank sponsors its second virtual trade show in Africa

QDB chose to become the Gold Sponsor of Africa Build Show VE months after showing the same level of support for the resoundingly successful Africa Food Show VE

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Following the resounding success of Africa Food Show’s Virtual Edition two months ago, Qatar Development Bank and MIE Groups have joined forces yet again to put together the virtual edition of Africa Build Show, which is scheduled to take place from 28 September –  2 October 2020 on the Global Trade Week Virtual Exhibition platform.

As Qatar strives to strengthen and globalize its economy by diversifying into sectors not dependent on the hydrocarbon industry, the African construction sector, which accounts for between 10% – 15%  of the GDP of many Africa economies, has emerged as an attractive investment consideration for Qatari entrepreneurs and SMEs.

“Africa is set to become a major player in global construction within the next decade,” noted Mr. Abdulaziz Bin Nasser Al-Khalifa, the CEO of QDB. “We intend to use Africa Build Show as a bridge to connect and deepen Qatar’s relations with key decision makers, policy makers and business leaders behind major construction and infrastructure projects in Africa.”

“I am confident that the partnership between QDB and MIE Group will open up numerous investment opportunities for the people of Qatar in all the territories that we operate in,” added MIE Group Chairman, Mr. David Wang.

According to GlobalData, Sub-Saharan Africa will have the fastest growing construction industry among all major regions in the world over the next couple of years growing on average by a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.6% a year, from 2018 to 2022. This fast pace of growth can be attributed to a steady increase in construction activity resulting from rapid urbanization and strong economic growth that have spurred investments in commercial and residential buildings, as well as huge government-backed infrastructure construction projects.

“Africa Build Show is one of our strongest assets because we are absolutely confident in Africa’s booming construction market,” affirmed Mr. Fadi Kadourra, MIE Group’s Vice President for Sales & Marketing. “We are happy to see that QDB shares the same conviction.”

QDB’s successes are not just about building up the private sector in Qatar. They have also become a powerful catalyst for socio-economic development having helped empower the Qatari workforce, improved living standards and provided a bundle of exciting investment opportunities to Qatari businesses.

To participate in Africa Build Show-VE, visit https://www.globaltradeweek.com/abs and register.


About MIE Groups

MIE Groups is an established and successful organization with 20 years of experience in the industry running offices in China, UAE and Africa.

We have worked with over 80,000 international trading companies to develop their markets in the Middle East & Africa. Our primary mandate is to assist business growth of Chinese and International SME companies around the GCC & Africa through our B2B Trading Platforms.

As a major key player in the exhibitions industry we work alongside Exhibitors, Trade Buyers, Agents & Service Providers to conduct real-time business in our Exclusive Global Trade Week – Virtual Exhibition, your platform to reconnect global supply to drive the business forward.

About Qatar Development Bank

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 private sector.

Between 1997 and 2005, the bank expanded its portfolio, diversifying from its industrial base to include support and guidance for a range of non-industrial sectors identified as key to the development of Qatar. Shortly afterwards in 2006, the bank revisited its mission statement to reflect the successful completion of its new strategic objective and changed its name to Qatar Development Bank.

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