Key Growth Drivers.
Economy: Qatar is the richest economy in the world. Country’s GDP per capita (PPP) to grow at a 3.8% CAGR between 2014 and 2018. A positive economic outlook and high disposable income are likely to aid an increase in the food consumption in the country.
Key initiatives from the Government to Improve Food Supply.
FOOD: Qatar currently imports approximately 90% of its food needs. The state of Qatar aims at lowering this between 60% to 70% by 2023, through the use of advanced technology in the field.
MEAT: The Qatari government announced plans to commence operations at a new US$ 55 million ultra-modern meat processing plant in February 2015. The factory is not only expected to cater to Qatar’s meat demand entirely, it also has plans to export the surplus to the neighboring countries.
SEAFOOD: The Ministry of Environment and Qatar University announced plans to set up a US$ 63.2 million aquatic research center. Expected to commence operations in 2016, the project aims to address the issue of the country’s declining fish stock.
POULTRY: To quadruple the country’s poultry production, the Qatari government announced plans to develop a new chicken farm complex with an annual production capacity of up to 40,000 tonnes of chicken and 7.5 tonnes of eggs. The project received financial commitments of US$ 206 million from institutional investors.
Products in Focus:
Rice, Confectionary, Biscuits and Pastries, Groceries, Fruit and Vegetables, Seafood Products, Frozen Products, Ready to Eat Products, Fresh Food Products, Meat, Bakery Products, Poultry and Game, Dairy Products and Eggs, Beverages, Gourmet Products, Organic Products, Health Foods, Food Technology and Packaging, Restaurants, Preserved Products.
Connect with powerful decision makers from the likes of Saudi Bin Ladin, Saudi Oger, Marriot, Fairmont, Sofitel and Hilton.
With over 68 hotel projects and 29,033 new rooms to open in 2017, Saudi Arabia continues to present a highly lucrative market for hospitality suppliers. While new openings and expansions are planned for the future, now is the time for regional and international suppliers to secure business in the region.
The Hotel Show Saudi Arabia is ideally placed to capitalise on this growth within the hospitality sector. By exhibiting at the show, you will put your company in front of over 6,000 buyers from worldwide hotels, restaurants and resorts and with our carefully edited show sectors, we’ll ensure that you are perfectly positioned to meet exactly the right type of buyers.
Show Sectors include:
Technology & Security
This area is a showcase of the latest trends in guest-facing & back-end systems, and smart technologies, as well as the latest solutions available to make guest experience safer, easier, and more enjoyable.
Entertainment systems & solutions, surveillance systems, locks & monitoring, room automation systems & technology, information security services, e-commerce & web applications, inventory & control systems & solutions, telecommunication systems, services & equipment, audio visual, conferencing, PA & sound systems, commercial security, management tools & systems, minibar systems, high speed internet access systems, front & back PMS, customer loyalty & dinner programs.
Interiors, Lighting & Design
This area will attract visitors looking for systems and products to make their establishments stand out from the crowd through unique design and smart lighting.
Furniture & furnishing, art, accessories & décor, curtains, upholstery & fabrics, wall coverings, wall paper & paint, flooring & carpeting, lighting & sustainable lighting solutions & accessories.
Operating Equipment, HORECA & Food Service
Exhibitors within this sector will meet buyers with an interest in the latest tableware, innovative equipment solutions for banqueting cafes, restaurants and more.
F&B services & equipment, catering services & equipment, buffetware, glassware, flatware, chinaware, tableware & accessories, cutlery & crockery, refrigeration & storage, menu systems, restaurant consultants, food service & kitchen utensils, bar & restaurant equipment.
Food & Beverage
Exhibitors within this sector will have an opportunity to reach out to the region’s most influential and decision-making audience from F&B industry including chefs, restaurant managers, and more.
Kitchens & Bathrooms
This sector is ideal for suppliers of solutions for the kitchens and bathrooms. This sector includes:
Bathroom supplies & toiletries, bathroom cleaners & dispensers, automatic hand dryers, bathroom fixtures & fittings, guest toiletries, refrigeration & storage, fit-out Consultants, chefs cooking accessories & cooking utensils, commercial kitchen appliances, commercial kitchen ovens & cooktops, dishwashing machines.
Leisure, Sports & Resorts
The show’s Leisure, Sports & Resorts area is ideal for suppliers of solutions for the build, development, and fit-out of multi-purpose sports facilities, resorts and other leisure properties.
Hotel Build & Services
This area on the show floor will showcase an array of suppliers offering products, services and solutions for build and development stages, incorporating but not limited to; hotel real estate developers, designers & architects, building systems, HVAC, green building systems, window and door manufacturers, hotel building material suppliers, fitting and fixture equipment and supplies (FF&E), signage and lifts, valet parking services, car rental & services, modelling & staffing, photography & video services, event services, car parking facilities, conference facilities and social function services
Hotel real estate developers, designers & architects, building systems, HVAC, green building systems, window and door manufacturers, hotel building material suppliers, fitting and fixture equipment and supplies (FF&E), signage and lifts, valet parking services, car rental & services, modelling & staffing, photography & video services, event services, car parking facilities, conference facilities and social function services.
The hospitality industry recognises that people are its greatest asset. The Hospitality Placements sector will connect exhibitors, global hospitality employers, with a pool of talented hospitality professionals.
Pool & Spa
Buyers within this sector are looking for the best design solutions and equipment to develop & build swimming pools and spas, whether stand-alone, or within commercial leisure establishments.