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MENAFN Press - 18/02/2014
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(MENAFN Press) Under the patronage of the Prime Minister of Qatar, Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, the 4th annual Qatar International Motor Show (QMS) will take place from February 21st-25th 2014. For the first time ever, the venue will be at the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC), near Qatar Foundation

This year's Qatar International Motor Show is organised by the Qatar Tourism Authority, in association with q.media events and international events co-ordinator Fira Barcelona. Partners and sponsors include Commercial Bank, 3M, OOREDOO, Airlink, InterContinental Hotel Doha and Al Rayyan TV

Incorporating 42 different cars and motorcycle brands, this week long event will also feature some of the most notable international carmakers showcasing their newest models.

Exhibitors will include many sports, luxury and mid-range car dealers including: VW, PORCHE, Bentley, Ford Renault, Lamborgini, Audi, Mercedes Benz, Infinity, Nissan, McLaren, Toyota, Lexus, Chevrolet, Cadillac, NBK-Motors, BMW, Mini, Maserati, Jeep, Chryslar, and Dodge. Car accessory companies showing the latest auto and performance trends will also be present

One of the cars on show this year is the Tramontana GT model with top of the range features including a naturally aspirated V10 engine, 5,200 cc, and F1 regulated safety features. Participants attending the year's most important motoring event in the Middle East, can take part in several activities including the World of Speed exhibit which includes interactive exhibition, talks from motoring experts and a photo exhibition.

Visitors to the 2014 event will get the chance to meet The Stig, the famous anonymous rally driver from British television show Top Gear, who sets lap times for some of the world's most sought after cars and puts celebrities to the test around the circuit. The Stig, who is well known for keeping his identity a secret, and has gathered millions of fans around the world during his time on the show.

Once again the Red Bull team will be onsite to entertain motorsport fans attending the Qatar Motor Show with fearless displays incorporating the very best of FX jumps and drift shows.

Preparations currently underway, the Qatar International Motor Show organizers are confident they will break last year's record of 150,000 attendees. This show, popular amongst automotive lovers and trade professionals, is known for its' ability to combine the latest technology in car manufacturing and design.

It also provides a platform for trade professionals to come together and be admired by consumers attending from all around the region, representing over 100 countries.

Attributed to bringing together both trade and consumer audiences, the Qatar International Motor Show is one of the highest attended events in the country. Last year, organizers report over 10,000 fans eagerly registered for online passes prior to opening and also indicate 71% of the total attendees were coming for their first time. With participation increasing yearly and wide spread media coverage coming from local, regional and global markets, the Qatar International Motor Show is one of the strongest and most anticipated events in the region

About Qatar Tourism Authority
Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) manages Qatar's burgeoning tourism industry and develops it through establishing high profile international and local exhibitions as successful annual calendar events in Qatar.QTA's mission is to promote Qatar as a world class tourism destination for business, leisure, culture, education and sport. Its role is to showcase the country's unique cultural heritage and highlight its tourist attractions.Acknowledged as the fastest growing economy in the world, Qatar has taken its place on the world stage by hosting global sporting events such as the upcoming 2022 World Cup. As a world class business hub Qatar is where visitors can also enjoy some of the finest hospitality in the world with uber luxury leisure facilities and abundant tourist activities. About Qatar Media Services W.L.Lq.media is a 100% Qatari company owned by the Qatari Government. q.media was established in 2004 with the vision to work in outdoor, audio and visual advertising, events and conferences and the film industry. In addition to a healthy business portfolio within Qatar, q.media also owns a number of operations globally. These companies, covering numerous business sectors, include the largest film distributor and exhibitor in the Middle East, and a leader in the field of outdoor advertising, which operates throughout Australia, Indonesia and Vietnam. www.qmediame.comAbout FiraFira de Barcelona is the Spanish leading trade and industrial show organizer and boasts a preeminent position in the European trade fair market. With a portfolio of over 70 shows of different frequencies that bring together 30,000 exhibitors, both direct and represented and receive 2.5 million visitors from over 200 countries. 15 of its trade show feature among the European and international benchmark events. The institution has 400,000 m of exhibition floor space, one of the largest areas in Europe, spread over 2 venues: Montjuc and Gran Via.It is one of the finest platforms to do business, share knowledge and hold major international events, twinned with the unmatchable Barcelona brand, one of the most dynamic and creative cities in Europe with over a century of tradition in the organization of big events. As an economic driver it contributes to the promotion and international outreach of companies and provides support for the productive sector, trade professionals and entrepreneurs, as well as spreading knowledge and entrepreneurial culture.



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