This year’s conference and exhibition provided SMEs with an opportunity to learn about existing public tenders extended by big buyers, such as larger private sector companies, semi-governmental and governmental bodies.
Moushtarayat 2017 also educated attendees on the procedures involved in taking part in future tender and application processes successfully, so that members of the private sector may become more active contributors to the diversification of the economy.
The event was attended by 2,212 visitors, and 30 exhibitors participated in the accompanying exhibition. During the course of the three-day expo, 2,022 job opportunities for SMEs were created with an estimated cumulative value worth up to QR 2.5 billion.
Qatar Development Bank CEO Abdulaziz bin Nasser Al Khalifa said: “The active participation of entrepreneurs and SMEs at Moushtarayat 2017 underscored the success of the event and demonstrated how deeply they valued new public sector opportunities.”
The second edition of the expo also saw the National Procurement Awards, during the opening ceremony, where names of the five winning Qatari organizations were announced in recognition of their commitment to facilitating the entry of new participants into the Qatari marketplace.
The winners included the Ministry of Culture and Sports, Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa), Qatar Airways, Qatar Gas Transport Company (Nakilat) and Qatar Shell.