DECC is illuminated in green to celebrate Qatar Family Day

Doha, Qatar – The Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) celebrated the Family Day in Qatar which occurs on April 15th every year, where the center’s facades were illuminated in green to highlight the importance of the family and its role in community building.

The idea of ​​dedicating a family day in the State of Qatar was created at the invitation of Her Highness Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser, President of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development, to celebrate the Family Day, a pioneering idea approved by the Council of Ministers in 2011.

DECC supports (Earth Hour 2019)

DECC supported the Global (Earth Hour) initiative last night by switching-off the main lights of the venue from 8:30pm to 9:30pm.

Earth Hour is a worldwide movement organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF). The event is held annually encouraging individuals, communities, households and businesses to turn off their non-essential lights for one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. towards the end of March, as a symbol for their commitment to the planet.

It was started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia, in 2007. Since then, it has grown to engage more than 7,000 cities and towns across 172 countries worldwide.

DECC participates in UFI’s MEA Conference 2019

DECC  team has joined over 100 delegates from 16 countries attending the UFI Conference for the Middle East and Africa, held on 8-9 April.

A mix of speakers from both inside and outside the business events industry discussed the role of smart technologies, economic outlooks and market expectations affecting our industry.

DECC’s CEO in UFI’s GCS 2019

DECC’s CEO Mr. Jose Vicente has participated in the UFI’s Global CEO Summit 2019 which took place from 30 January to 1 February in London (UK).

The event brings together the biggest names in the worldwide events industry for top-quality networking, high-level content and entertainment, and is exclusively for board-level executives of global exhibition and event organising companies and venues.

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DECC Celebrates Qatar National Day!

In celebration of Qatar National Day, which took place last Tuesday, the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) had special lighting on its facade to simulate the colors of the Qatari flag.

The lights of the roof were also adjusted to reflect the word “QATAR”, which was visible during night from airplanes & high-floors in the surrounding towers, a breathtaking sight!

In addition, DECC was decorated with Qatar & the National Day flags, more than 100 square meters of stickers with the official artwork were installed on the facades and all digital screens of the venue were displaying an animated version of Qatar flag.

For this special occasion, DECC car park was opened to public free of charge, where the management commented on this initiative: “We are delighted that we have given visitors the opportunity to witness and enjoy QND events at Corniche area, without worrying about the lack of adequate parking spaces, as our climate-controlled and serviced parking has provided 2,800 safe places for their vehicles at no cost.”

The Doha Convention and Exhibition Center has hosted to date over 100 exhibitions and special events and more than 200 corporate meetings & workshops with around 1.5 million visitors, many of whom expressed their admiration for the venue, its services and events.

The onsite metro station, which is called after DECC – is opening shortly- and will contribute positively to increase the number of visitors to the venue and its events and offer them a convenient experience.

We love #Qatar
Happy National Day! 

Doha Exhibition & Convention Center promotes Qatar in the EU Market

As part of its continuous efforts in promoting Qatar as a leading business events destination in the Middle East, strengthening ties with industry stakeholders in European markets, the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center is set to participate in some of the leading trade events including IBTM World in Spain, the leading Global Event for the Meetings & Events Industry and the 85th UFI Global Congress in Russia, the exhibition industry’s largest global meeting.

One other goal from this participation is highlighting the key features of DECC: the central location in the heart of Doha’s bustling business district, 20 min drive from the airport, surrounded by hotels and shopping malls and an onsite metro station!

The Doha Exhibition and Convention Center offers a multi-purpose 29,035 sqm hall, which can be divided into 5 halls, in addition to 18 state-of-art meeting rooms complemented by the 9,000 sqm concourse with all convenient services and amenities including Retail / F&B outlets, ATMs, Rent A Car and Limousine Desk and more!

IBTM World delegates and visitors are welcome to visit the Qatar Pavilion (Stand J60), where they can network with Qatar’s leading leisure and business events partners – from hotels to venues, destination management companies to tourism authorities.

New website completes summer of success for the DECC

Doha, Qatar – The Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) has made it easier than ever for exhibitors and delegates to get the most from their exhibition experience, with a new website featuring improved functionality, design and navigation.

The re-launched site includes new sections and updated content, offering users an enhanced experience with fresh functionality, presented in an easy-to-navigate, accessible design. The end result is an online experience that means both visitors and exhibitors can engage with the information they require in as simple a way as possible, ensuring a truly successful experience of their events in Doha.

The new website follows a raft of development at the DECC, including the opening of the DECC metro station in a few weeks; another project that makes attending events at this cutting-edge venue as simple as possible.
The last quarter of 2018 is going to be a busy one for the DECC and will see the venue stage international high-profile events including Comexposium’s Milipol, Dmg’s INDEX, Qatar Fira’s Qatar Motor Show and IFP’s IPEC & Hospitality Qatar.

These shows will add to many local events including the Heya Arabian Fashion Exhibition and QDB’s Made at Home Exhibition & Rowad Qatar.
These events and others reflect the DECC’s status not only as the leading exhibition venue in Qatar, but as home to some of the leading exhibitions in the GCC.

New business and now a new website; the latest examples of the DECC’s role in promoting Qatar as a leading destination for business events, and further demonstration of the venue’s appeal to local, regional and international organisers.

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DECC Celebrates UFI’s GED 2018

On occasion of UFI’s Global Exhibitions Day, the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) has adjusted the lighting of its roof sun-wells to reflect the name of the event (GED18).

“On this day, DECC celebrates the trade fairs and exhibitions industry to highlight the power of the industry, and the diverse career opportunities it creates.” says Jose Vicente, CEO of DECC.

Worldwide 260 million visitors and 4.4 million exhibitors generating USD 114 billion revenues every year, GED highlights the positive impact of exhibitions on jobs, business, innovation and local investment.

About Global Exhibitions Day
Global Exhibitions Day (GED) is an initiative of the international trade association (UFI) and takes place annually on 7 June.

It involves various campaigns worldwide which highlight the value of the exhibition and event industry on a global level.

About DECC
Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) is the latest and most iconic venue in the heart of Doha’s city centre to host all your events, congresses and exhibitions.

Arranged over 47,700 m², DECC offers a versatile pillar-free event space of 29,035 m², in addition to 18 state of the art meeting rooms and complemented with a 9,000 m² foyer area, offering a range of amenities including: Retail and F&B outlets, Rent A Car, ATM machines and more.

Every element in the venue has been designed to ensure a successful and memorable event.

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DECC Hosts Annual Staff Iftar

In celebration of the holy month of Ramadan, and as part of its social and entertainment activities, The Doha Exhibition and Convention Center (DECC) organised the annual iftar for its employees and their families.

This event took place at the W Doha Hotel, and was attended by DECC’s CEO, Jose Vicente and the management team.

Vicente, commented: “I would like to thank all employees and their families for participation in the event and contribution to making it a success.”

The annual iftar is a regular feature of DECC’s calendar, and aims to celebrate Ramadan traditions and strengthen relations among the employees.

Doha Exhibition and Convention Center is set to join Qatar Pavilion at IMEX Frankfurt 2018

Doha Exhibition and Convention Center is set to participate in IMEX Frankfurt for the 3rd time, the event will take place from May 15 to 17, in Germany. DECC will be part of Qatar pavilion, which aims at strengthening ties with industry stakeholders in European markets.

Doha Exhibition and Convention Center praises Qatar Tourism Authority for its active role in promoting Qatar as a leading MICE destination in the Middle East, and for its continuous cooperation with industry partners to showcase the state’s opportunities for international business events.

IMEX Frankfurt is one of the world’s leading trade shows for Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Exhibitions and industry suppliers, as well as showcasing international destinations for business tourism.