AEO - Association of event organisers

dmg events establishes office in Qatar

AEO

dmg events establishes office in Qatar

19 Mar 2017 by: dmg events dmg events

INDEX Qatar and Building Services Qatar will be first two events launched, starting in November

dmg events - Middle East, Asia and Africa, a leading international exhibitions company, has established an office in Qatar to support the growth of the country's exhibition industry and to launch some of its most successful brands into the high-value market.

The move comes after the company finalised an agreement with the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) to establish an entity within the authority's regulatory framework, a process completed with the consultation and support of the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA).

“Establishing a presence in Qatar is an important strategic move for us,â€' said Matt Denton, the President of dmg events Middle East, Asia & Africa. “It brings with it access to a market of significant potential, as the country's preparations for the FIFA World Cup 2022 continue apace. We also have the honour of being the first events company to establish itself in Qatar under the new initiative from the QFC and QTA. This honour brings with it a considerable responsibility to contribute to the development of the nation's events sector as a vibrant part of the economy, one that can attract a loyal following of international business visitors.â€'

dmg events will draw on its core construction portfolio, adapting established events to achieve a rapid roll out of well-known brands to the Qatari market. First up it will introduce its interior design exhibition INDEX to the Qatari market, with the event set to debut at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) on 13 – 15 Nov 2017. That launch will be followed by the arrival of Building Services Qatar in February 2018, which will bring together four event brands - Middle East Concrete, Windows Doors and Façades Expo, HVACR Expo and Community Management Week - under one banner. Both events will attract an international audience of exhibitors and visitors numbering in the thousands to the city, which has identified the business events sector as an important area for growth.

“DECC has been working very closely with the Qatar Tourism Authority to facilitate dmg events' entry into the Qatari marketplace,â€' said Jose Vicente, the CEO of DECC. “The prime location of our venue in the centre of Doha is just one of the business advantages we were able to offer their exhibitors. Most of all, Qatar's attractiveness as a leading communications hub and a booming business environment within the Gulf will be key to the successful launch of the exhibitions. The establishment of dmg events in Qatar and the subsequent event launches are great news for the destination. We are very proud of the role we have had to play in this achievement and look forward to seeing our partnership develop further.â€'  

Entry into the Qatar market is the latest in a growing line of strategic expansion initiatives that have seen dmg events adapt and launch events from its core portfolios in Morocco, across Africa and India and on to Indonesia. With 50 exhibitions now hosted in 15 countries across the MENASA region, dmg events is building a loyal audience of visitors for a select portfolio of sectors, each adapted to suit their location, while retaining the essence of the individual brands and their success.

Loading
  • "Broadway Events joined the AEO on the Enterprise Membership. We’ve already taken advantage of the many benefits including the excellent FaceTime Masterclasses and training guides for exhibitors."
    Emma Barrett
    Broadway Events
  • "We are a member of the AEO because it is a proactive association for the events industry. As an organiser it provides us with high value ideas, networking, guidance and information."
    David Harrison
    PPMA Group
  • "This year, the association has led working groups to address industry issues and put on some amazing events full of insightful content for both organisers and, through the AEOs FaceTime initiative, exhibitors. In addition, the AEO has represented the industry at a Governmental level to raise awareness of the importance of events to the UK economy."
    Paul Byrom
    Upper Street Events
  • "I genuinely believe that if you’re involved in organising events you should become a member of the AEO."
    Simon Kimble
    Clarion Events
  • "Our membership of the AEO represents real and tangible value for UBM - it provides fantastic networking opportunities, practical training for our team as well as valuable insight into the state of our industry."
    Simon Parker
    Informa Markets
  • "As an Association business, we appreciate the excellent work the secretariat of the AEO do for our community. From the events side of our business, the AEO provides an excellent return on investment, providing thought leadership, fantastic networking, brilliant awards, excellent research and FaceTime, a valuable tool to tell our markets why exhibitions and events should be an essential part of the marketing mix."
    Neil Felton
    FESPA
  • "AEO’s networking and member meetings are valuable for individuals at all levels within our organisation. The promotion of our sector to the outside world, to government, authorities and business at large is another vital aspect of the AEO’s purpose for members, many of whom, like my company, work on events throughout the world."
    Stephen Brooks
    Mack Brooks Exhibitions
  • “Knowledge is power and the AEO dinners are certainly powerful, there is always a wealth of knowledge at the table. Insightful presentations make for a constructive and extremely social way to learn from the experts who’ve done it before. I attended the Japanese evening and gained really valuable insight about the culture and how best to communicate with a local audience.”
    John Whitaker
    Vice President Marketing, Data & Digital , dmg events
  • "We have the opportunity to contribute positively to the industry as well as gaining valuable insight and advice. There’s no need to spend valuable time and money reinventing the wheel when you have so many experienced professionals in AEO membership to learn from”
    Emma Cartmell
    CHS Group
  • "JOINING THE AEO HAS BEEN FANTASTIC! Being able to gift our customers with free places at the FaceTime masterclasses, learn alongside industry peers and seek advice to common challenges is invaluable”
    Sharon Azam
    GovNet Communications
  • I just wanted to send my most sincere thanks for everything that you and the AEO team are doing to help navigate the events industry through the pandemic. The working groups and communication from the AEO have been excellent and I’m really appreciative of being part of such a wonderful organisation.
    Simon Burns
    ICHF Events
  • I think what the AEO has been doing during this tough time has been exceptional.
    Greg Cherry
    QD Events LTD
  • It is so useful to hear from your peers at this time. Please pass my thanks to Ruth and the BTIG panel
    Dan Assor
    CloserStill Media
  • Just wanted to thank you and Ruth this morning for the Zoom meeting - it was really interesting to hear how things are moving along in the virtual/hybrid meeting/exhibitions. All very new to me, so a lot to digest.
    Maureen Wright
    Optic UK
  • The session this morning was fantastic. We are right in the midst of this and the information was so useful. We can apply it immediately
    Claire Adams
    FESPA
  • The AEO provides an opportunity to make a difference, to work with other companies for the good of the industry as a whole, but beyond that, it provides it’s members with valuable insight and tangible benefits to grow your business, upskill and engage your teams. For those reasons, our membership is in indelible ink on the each annual budget. In short, if you aren’t a member, you are missing out.
    Ed Tranter
    73 Media

 

FaceTime

@facetimeuk

AEO news

@aeonews