Doha, 5 June 2018: Qatar Development Bank (QDB), through its export development agency 'Tasdeer', participated in NPE2018, the world’s largest and most prominent plastics trade show and conference in the Western Hemisphere. NPE2018 took place from May 7th till May 11th in Orlando Florida, USA, and saw participation from 11 Qatari companies in the plastic industry as part of Qatar Development Bank’s special pavilion. The Bank’s participation in this international conference stems from the their mission to strengthen and diversify Qatar’s private sector with a focus on developing SMEs’ competitive edge and export services in global markets.
The Qatari participants under the Bank’s special pavilion included: Bu Matar Germany Factory for Plastic Products, Doha Plastic, Qatar Integrated Plastic Bags, Al Naqeeb Plastic Factory, Bin Aman Plastic Industries, Asima Plastic Factory, Qatar Plastic Products, Advanced Plastic Factory, Hepworth PME, Al Rayyan Plastic Factory, and Al Muftah Polymers.
NPE2018, known as the world’s leading plastics trade show, featured exhibitors from over 2,000 companies worldwide who displayed cutting-edge technology in the industry. Participants learned about revolutionary technologies, innovative ideas and strategic developments while connecting with buyers and decision makers from the plastics industry, as well as its verticals and peripheral markets, worldwide.
NPE2018 served as an opportunity for Qatari SMEs to promote their products and enhance their position in international markets as part of the Bank’s efforts to increase growth and diversification of the Qatari economy.
Commenting on the conference, Mr. Abdul Aziz Bin Nasser Al Khalifa, Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Development Bank, stated:
“Qatar Development Bank’s participation in NPE2018 is precisely in line with our vision to contribute to the development and strength of Qatar’s export sector by sharing a significant international platform where Qatari SMEs have the opportunity to network and gain a stronger foothold in different markets. Our participation for the third consecutive time at NPE—a key industry event—is more critical than ever as SMEs have played a significant role in reinforcing Qatar’s economy and overcoming the siege imposed on Qatar.”
“By enhancing the competitiveness of Qatari exporters and executing key initiatives aimed at developing and promoting exports from Qatar to international markets, we are closer to achieving sustainable development and economic diversification in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030,” he added.
The Bank’s initiatives, through its export development agency 'Tasdeer', continuously aim to support, develop and promote locally made products and exports and have significantly contributed to Qatar’s competitive edge in global markets. By encouraging participation in international conferences like NPE2018, the Bank continues to facilitate positive growth for Qatari SMEs and encourages Qatari exporters to identify target markets beyond the region.