Souq Hal Qatar, a month long exhibition for foods and non-food items with the participation of more than 30 Qatari productive families and their hand made products, began at Hyatt Plaza Shopping Mall, Gate No.2 yesterday.
The exhibition will run until December 8 and will open from 9am to 10pm on weekdays, 9am to 11pm on Thursdays and 2pm to 11pm on Fridays.
The inaugural ceremony was attended by Qatar Chamber Board Member, Ibthihaj Al Ahmedani, Sheikh Abdul Rahman bin Khaled Bin Hamad Al Thani on behalf of Sheikh Khaled bin Hamad Al Thani, Sheikh Khalifa bin Khaled bin Hamad Al Thani , Vice-Chairman of Hyatt Plaza Shopping Mall, and many VIPs and dignitaries.
“The exhibition that is being held in collaboration with Qatar Chamber (QC) aims at encouraging home-made businesses and entrepreneurs and supporting them by providing free spaces to display their products in the Mall,” said Al Ahmedani .
Speaking with the media on the sideline of the ceremony, Al Ahmedani said that home‐made business and productive families sector enhances “Made in Qatar” slogan and expands the contribution of the locally‐produced items inside and outside the country.
Regarding the role played by Qatari businesswomen in the national economy, Al Ahmadani said that female exhibitors registered strong presence in the expo. They displayed their products in highly‐innovated mechanisms which were highly acclaimed by visitors of the mall, she pointed out. “The exhibition will support productive families, home-made and handcrafts entrepreneurs,” said Sheikh Khalifa Bin Khaled Bin Hamad Al Thani Vice Chairman of Hyatt Plaza Shopping Mall.
He said that the exhibition will provide a platform for local micro-enterprises to showcase a wide range of goods produced by home-based businesses including clothes, food, perfumes and accessories, he added. “This is our first step and we will create more initiatives in the coming months to support the SMEs”, said Feroz Moideen, General Manager of Hyatt Plaza Shopping Mall.