The Qatar MICE Development Institute (QMDI) will experience a busy event season this winter despite the effects of the global economic downturn, the organisation’s event director Kevin Brown has revealed.
He said that although few events typically occur throughout August and September in the GCC, the number of proposals received for the forthcoming season during this time was significantly greater than last year.
“We are expecting to host a number of large corporate functions for some extremely well-known companies and we have a full order book from the end of September right through until June next year,” said Brown.
“So from our perspective, we aren’t really experiencing the downturn that seems to be occurring in much of Western Europe and some GCC countries,” he commented.
“Typically, we could consider this part of the year to be our proposal season and the amount of submissions we have received so far has been very promising.”
In addition to QMDI, a number of event production specialists have reported a recent rise in demand from Qatar’s event market.
A number of large event productions took place in Qatar during the summer period, such as the inauguration ceremony for the $900 million Qatar Science and Technology Park.