Qatar National Tourism Council (QNTC) has joined the exclusive roster of Diamond Sponsors of UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry. Both parties also signed an accompanying Framework Agreement, which looks at ways to develop the exhibition industry in Qatar.
QNTC joins the top tier of UFI Diamond Sponsors, year-round promotion and engagement with UFI’s global network of members. The agreement will focus particularly on connecting Qatar to two of the industry’s fastest growing markets – China and India – and will run for five years.
Ahmed AlObaidli of QNTC commented: “Qatar is strategically located at the heart of one of the most prosperous and rapidly developing regions – at the crossroad of Asia, Europe and Africa. It boasts world-class exhibition and conference venues and we embrace this chance to welcome the international exhibition community to come and do business here. NTC naturally complements UFI’s values and is in a perfect position to work closely with the global association.”
Kai Hattendorf, CEO and Managing Director of UFI, comments: “We are very pleased to welcome QNTC as a Diamond Sponsor. This programme enables UFI to take on, develop and promote new activities, education, events and services. We thank NTC for their support and look forward to developing a closer cooperation and understanding over the coming years.”