(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Tasdeer, the export development agency of Qatar Development Bank, is poised to showcase Qatar's food and beverage capabilities at the annual food exhibition of Gulfood, which launches Monday at Dubai's World Trade Centre, on February 25-28, 2013.
Eight leading food products' exporters from Doha will join Tasdeer in the aim to ink key deals or pursue significant business opportunities with over 4,200 participating exhibitors from across the globe, a QDB press release said. These exporters namely are: Qatar Flour Mills, National Food Company, Dandy Company Limited, Colosseum Doha, Qatar Tunisian Food Company, NAFCO, Qatar Food Factory and Chocolate Graphics. Tasdeer has undertaken several initiatives to facilitate the successful participation of the Qatari companies at Gulfood. The QDB affiliate organized a Qatar Pavilion and booked prime advertising space at the exhibition hall to ensure significant footfall. Tasdeer has also provided the Qatari exporters with a list of potential importers for their products in the region.
It will also be distributing booklets containing profiles of all the Qatari food product exporting companies. The export development agency plans to provide all the support that is required by the Qatari companies in order to strongly establish the 'Made in Qatar' brand at the exhibition, which runs over four days and concludes on Feb.28. "As an organization that is mandated with developing the private sector in Qatar, we, at QDB, continuously look for platforms and avenues to bring industry players closer to their target markets and audiences.
To that effect, we have established Tasdeer to be a credible and reliable reference and source for potential opportunities, market intelligence and beneficial guidance and counsel to the Qatari non-oil exporters," QDB CEO Mansour bin Ibrahim Al Mahmoud said.
Elaborating he said, "In line with this mandate, Tasdeer pinpoints local, regional and international platforms for these exporters to take part in, such as Gulfood, which we believe to be one of the largest and most influential happenings in the GCC."