November 21 2016
Qatar international Boat Show 2016 (QIBS’16) has announced key organisational changes to its programme, ahead of next month’s show.
Changes include the introduction of a new chairman, Ahmed Mohammed Al-Hitmi. Al-Hitmi, one of the founding fathers of the maritime industry in Qatar, and bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the show.
In addition to the new Chairman, Al Mannai Events has created a new management team, to lead this year’s show, including established hospitality and events leader Nader Samaan, as the show’s director.
These changes have been announced at an event held at Marsa Malaz Kempinski in The Pearl. Samaan commented to Yachting Art Magazine : “QIBS is an institution in Qatar’s annual events calendar and it is a pleasure to be part of the new dynamic team at Al Mannai Events, who all bring a wealth of experience to ensure the show’s success for another year. The aim is to keep pace with the development and modernity of Qatar and the GCC’s blossoming maritime industry, in order to explore new markets and fulfil the desires of customers. This year we have injected new blood into the show to develop a new vision for the future, which is evident in the new look and feel.”
This year’s show will include a VIP opening ceremony on Wednesday 7th December, where HE Sheikh Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al-Thani will officially open the show. QIBS’16 will then be open Thursday 8th until Saturday 10th December.
Motorboats, luxury yachts and unique shows will be showcased on both land and water; exhibitor chalets will then line the marina walkway representing many of the top names in the maritime industry, both local and international.
Pre-bookings for viewing specific brands and models on display are recommended, to avoid disappointment.