Qatar Stone Tech 2018, the 6th International Stone and Stone Technology Show, is the ideal event for distributors, suppliers, manufacturers, agents and engineers of the stone world to meet with regional agents, dealers, buyers and distributors, and to penetrate efficiently Qatar's booming construction industry.
From 7 to 10 May 2018 at the Doha Exhibition & Convention Centre (DECC), Qatar Stone Tech will be held concurrently with:
Stone and Stone Technology will be showcased over 4 days to meet the demand of a billion-dollar-value construction market.
Qatar is a continuous booming economy, with the highest GDP per capita in the world. The country will host the football world cup in 2022, and has been building a large number of hotels, state-of-the-art hospitals, museums, football stadiums, shopping malls, and much more. It is estimated that Qatar will spend about USD 150 billion in the next ten years in infrastructure, which is a staggering value.
The outlook for Qatar’s residential, hospitality, and infrastructure construction markets appears optimistic due to healthy population growth and mega events. Mainly 2022 FIFA World Cup is driving Qatar’s demand for increasingly complex architectural and engineering projects.
The marble stone and ceramics market in the region is expected to grow at 5.8 % in the coming years. Green building projects alone will be driving the regional stone market to $5.4 billion.
Cement, concrete and stone are three of the raw materials accounting for a large proportion of the production cost in Qatar or in the construction industry in general and anywhere. Hence, the demand for these materials closely follows the movement of the construction industry, and Qatar is no exception. Following the international trend, and as the construction industry in Qatar matures, compliance with green building methods will be on the rise.