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QDB promotes 13 leading Qatari plastics companies at Arabplast 2017 exhibition

QDB promotes 13 leading Qatari plastics companies at Arabplast 2017 exhibition

11 January 2017

In the drive to promote Qatari products across local, regional and global markets, Qatar Development Bank (QDB) participated along with 13 leading Qatari companies in Arabplast 2017 at Dubai World Trade Center, 8 – 10 January 2017. Through the support of its export arm, ‘Tasdeer’, QDB showcased the Qatari manufacturers at the nation’s designated marquee, the Qatar Pavilion.  The convention – which includes exhibitor and visitor participation from across Asia, Europe and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries – is tipped as the biggest plastics, petrochemicals and rubber industry exhibition in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region and the third of its kind in the world.
The list of local manufacturers that partook – courtesy of QDB – in Arabplast included: Al Amoudi Plastic Factory, Al Jattal Industry, Al-Sada Factory for Plastic Pipes, Asima Plastic Factory, Behzad Plastics Products, Chem-Tech International Factory, Doha Plastic, Doha Regional Plastic Solutions, Qatar Integrated Plastic Bags Factory, Qatar Plastic Products Company, Qatar Polymer Industrial Company, Sarplast and Twyla.
Commenting on the development agency’s participation at the convention, Executive Director for Tasdeer, QDB’s export program, Hassan Khalifa al-Mansoori said: "One of our key strategic goals at QDB is to facilitate local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) by providing them with access to regional and global markets—an example of this was the participation of Qatari companies in this year’s international exhibition, Arabplast 2017. We aim to orchestrate our efforts in a way that will meaningfully advance the national development agenda and achieve economic diversification through providing our local SMEs the leverage of international exposure, as envisioned in Qatar National Vision 2030."
He added: "This maiden participation at Arabplast 2017 signals our dedication to invigorating foreign trade and increasing cooperation between national and foreign companies through opening new markets for local businesses. Tasdeer frequently partakes in international exhibitions and determinedly upholds the central organizational objective of placing Qatari products across shelves in the global marketplace.” Using QDB’s recent participation at K2016 in Dusseldorf, Germany, as a relevant case-in-point, al-Mansoori cited a recent instance where the development agency linked Qatari exporters with international importers in mutually-beneficial and long-lasting arrangements.
Held biennially, the Arabplast exhibition includes the participation of specialists from across the plastics, petrochemicals and rubber industries of the world. Most notably, this year, in 2017, the participation of exhibitors from just India, Taiwan and Germany was projected to have reached 110, 95, and 70 respectively. Similarly, during its last edition, the convention surpassed its own records by achieving a participation of more than 900 exhibitors from 41 countries and receiving over 27,000 visitors from 119 nations.
Notably, Tasdeer, in the past, has contributed greatly to promoting the presence of Qatari exports in foreign markets through a wide range of activities and events, such as international exhibitions, bilateral trade cooperation programs and training workshops. Furthermore, the research team at Tasdeer regularly publish their findings in a variety of manuals with specialized instructions, such as "Trade Secrets: The Export Answer Book for SMEs" and "Qatar’s Exporters Directory.”


In addition to offering local exporters valuable consultation, these Tasdeer publications have sought to provide information on accesses QDB’s financing and insurance coverage solutions available to Qatari exporters against the risk of a loss of funds inherent in the global export trade.