As a leading industry in Qatar, Qatalum participated as an exhibitor and Silver Sponsor in support of the development of the Qatar economy.
Held Under the Patronage of HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, Qatar Chamber and in cooperation with the Ministry of Energy and Industry from 19th to 22th May 2015 at Doha Exhibition Centre. Qatalum, participated as an exhibitor and Silver Sponsor in an annual event aimed to attract more investment to the industrial sector while boosting locally-made products and therefore easing dependence on imports.
Qatalum’s role, as an exhibitor at one of the largest exhibitions of its kind in the world, aimed to promote their locally-made products and demonstrate industry-leading capabilities available at their state-of-the-art, Qatar based smelter.
Qatalum’s newest advancement highlighted at the event included the newly launched Qatalum Training and Development Centre; a state-of-the-art training facility offering employees and national trainees customised learning and development opportunities supporting them on their career paths as they contribute to a stronger local industrial base.
Mr Tom Petter Johansen, CEO of Qatalum said: “Qatalum is extremely proud to be part of Made in Qatar. Every year this annual event exceeds all expectations and attracts greater attention to the abilities of organisations based here in Qatar” He continued; “Made in Qatar continues to pursue ambitious targets as Qatar seeks to develop a diversified, knowledge-based economy. By broadening the industrial base of the country and ensuring the best environmental standards and working conditions, events like Made in Qatar are highlighting and strengthening our position as a leading producer of value added, high quality primary aluminium products to a growing economy”.
Made in Qatar also acts as a good incentive to encourage Qatari companies to improve their materials, processes and goods, which would make Qatari products globally competitive. Throughout previous years, Made in Qatar has gained a special importance among national organisations and has become a model for collaboration and progress among participating entities in the country. Made in Qatar 2015 seeks to emulate this past success in-line with the vision for the future as defined by the Qatar National Vision 2030 as the nation embarks on long-term social, economic, environmental and human development strategies to transform Qatar into an advanced society capable of sustaining its development and providing a high standard of living for all of its people.
Khalid Mohammed Laram, Deputy CEO of Qatalum spoke of the importance of participating in such a high profile and unique event, he said; “Qatalum is passionately concerned about promoting to the Qatari people awareness regarding the variety of world-class products manufactured right here in the country, in addition to developing the Qatar economy in line with global best practices.” He continued to speak of Qatalum’s participation, stating; “Qatalum's high quality products show that Qatalum meets very high standards in accordance with best practice policy, in-line with Qatar's National Vision 2030 - the two-decade, multi-pillar vision for the development and diversification of the country”.
Contributing to the Qatari economy, Qatalum now produces 640,000 tonnes of high-quality primary aluminium products per annum. Additional achievements at Qatalum to be highlighted at the exhibition include Qatalum’s rating as number four amongst all smelters in the world by London based CRU, in addition to Qatalum recently being acknowledged by Qatar University for its contribution to the educational sector thanks to the strong HR policy on developing new talent for Qatar based organisation.
As the only national exhibition providing a platform to highlight Qatari products and businesses, Made in Qatar caters to the full spectrum of the economy, including entrepreneurs, SMEs, large enterprises as well as decision makers. Made in Qatar also offers a market for the sale of Qatari products, where local companies are allowed sell their products directly to the visitors.