Qatar Rail Joins UBIFRANCE to Host Conference on Investment Opportunities

Engineer Hamad Ibrahim Al Bishri, Deputy Chief Executive Office and Chief Program Officer of Qatar Rail
Engineer Hamad Ibrahim Al Bishri, Deputy Chief Executive Office and Chief Program Officer of Qatar Rail

Doha, 28 October, 2013: The Qatar Railways Company (Qatar Rail), the company overseeing the construction of the integrated railway network in Qatar , in partnership with UBIFRANCE, the French Agency for International Business Development, will be hosting a two-day conference and workshops, in Scribe Hotel, Paris to explore vast investment opportunities generated by the metro and rail projects in Qatar.

To be held on 7th and 8th November, the conference and workshop aim to bolster partnerships between French and Qatari companies, particularly for specialized Small and Medium Enterprises, and to stimulate the economic diversification of Qatar.

UBIFRANCE is an executive agency of the French government placed under the supervision of the Minister for Economic Affair and Finance and the Minister in charge of Foreign Trade.

The conference and workshop is a perfect platform to showcase emerging opportunities in Qatar Rail, as well as to develop partnerships and discover new business trends. The B2B meetings will help the French companies to improve their understanding of Qatar Rail, and seek opportunities to take part in the project as foreign suppliers and investors.

The French- Qatari railway event is supported by Qatar Development Bank, Economic Zones Company, Qatar Chamber, Systra, RATP Development, Vossloh Cogifer and Alstom, and the 4 consortiums that were awarded the design & build packages :

  • Impregilo S.P.A, – S.K. Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd – Galfar Al Misnad Engineering & Contracting W.L.L.
  • Qatari Diar/ Vinci Construction Grands Projets – GS Engineering and Construction Corp – AI-Darwish Engineering W.L.L.
  • PORR Bau GmbH – Saudi Binladin Group Company Ltd. – Hamad Bin Khalid Contracting Co. W.L.L. ,
  • Samsung C&T Corporation – Obrascon Huarte Lain S.A.– Qatar Building Company

For the two-day conference, UBIFRANCE’s extensive network and its partners will contact all the known French Small and Medium Enterprises, factories and companies, related to the Rail Industry.

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