Doha Exhibition and
Convention Center (DECC)
Doha, 31 January 2016 – More than 25,000 automotive fans have flocked to Doha Exhibition & Conference Center (DECC) to attend this year’s Qatar Motor Show, organized by Qatar Tourism Authority.
The show has been wowing crowds since officially opening on Thursday (28 January) as one of the most anticipated events of the year. Qatar Motor Show is free of charge and is open until Monday (1 February). Visitors are advised to pre-register via www.qatarmotorshow.gov.qa to gain fast track access to the event.
Showcasing 18% more brands than in 2015 and with a new home at the DECC in the heart of Doha, the show is bigger, bolder and more interactive. Featuring a variety of showroom and hands-on experiences from more than 40 leading international brands, enthusiasts can see over 20 regional and local car model premieres.
Exhibitors include Audi, BMW, Bosch, Cadillac, Castrol, Chrysler, Continental, Dodge, Ducati, Ferrari, Ford, GMC, Harley Davidson, Infinity, Jaguar, Jeep, KTM, Land Rover, Lexus, Maserati, Maxus, Mercedes Benz, Mini, Mitsubishi, Nissan, Performance Technology, Piaggio, Porsche, RAM, Renault, Rolls Royce, Sand X, Titanium, Toyota, Triumph, VW and Ziebart.
The all-new interactive Fanzone has also attracted crowds with daily stunt motorbike displays, Red Bull driving simulators and test drive opportunities. Visitors have also seen guest star appearances from Red Bull athlete and professional Quad Racer Mohamed Abu Issa.
Daily competitions take place for Qatar Motor Show branded goodies and exclusive gifts with partners such as the Marriott Marquis Doha West Bay or priority access to the exhilarating Evotek Technology F1 Simulator on the showroom floor. The show has awarded more than 50 prizes to visitors and online fans with much more to come before the show ends. To take part in the competitions, for the latest news and information, follow the show via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, , Snap Chat, YouTube, or visit the Qatar Motor Show 2016 website.
Winner Mark Dale Nieveras, commented; “I was in a state of surprise when I won the competition, it was just from posting pictures and responding to the posts on the event's Qatar Motor Show Instagram page. It was an added bonus to be able to try the Evotek Technology F1 simulator too, it felt so real and great fun.”
About Qatar Tourism Authority
Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) works in partnership with stakeholders to plan, regulate and promote the development of a sustainable and mature tourism sector that contributes to Qatar’s future and positions the country as a leading tourism destination.
Chaired by H.E. Mr. Issa Bin Mohammed Al Mohannadi, QTA works on showcasing all that Qatar has to offer, reinforcing the country’s position on the world tourism map as a premium destination for authentic experiences, business facilitation, and family-focused recreation.
About ELAN Group
ELAN Group was established in 2004 with the ambitious task of bringing international and unique advertising concepts to Qatar. By introducing the latest media tools to the market, and with the support of globally experienced partners, we laid the foundations and set global standards for the country’s advertising sector.
Since then, we have evolved over the years to become a diversified and fully integrated media and entertainment company offering media, urban city beautification, events, and entertainment services throughout region.
Between our people and the companies we strategically partner with, ELAN Group aims to become the media and entertainment service provider of choice in the region, helping companies build and promote their brands through stimulating communication landscapes and impactful entertainment.
More about ELAN Group: www.elan.qa
About Fira de Barcelona
Fira de Barcelona is one of the most important trade fair institutions in Europe and the Spanish market leader, especially for trade and industrial shows. It has a portfolio of over 80 shows of different frequencies with 30,000 exhibitors, both direct and represented, and receives 2 million visitors from over 200 countries.
The institution commands some 400,000 m² of exhibition floor space, one of the largest such areas in Europe, spread over two venues: Montjuïc and Gran Via. Its annual economic contribution to the city of Barcelona and its surroundings is estimated at over 2,600 million Euros and also brings added social and public value.
Fira de Barcelona has established itself as a global events organizer with an international positioning twinned with the unmatchable Barcelona brand, a city with over a century of tradition in the organization of big events.
More about Fira de Barcelona: http://www.firabarcelona.com/en/
The Doha Exhibition and Convention Center is Qatar’s central multipurpose venue located in the heart of West Bay, the business district in Qatar’s capital, Doha. Arranged over an area of 47,700m², DECC offers a versatile venue for business and entertainment events. It is available as one huge open space of 29,000m² or can be divided into five vast, pillar-free halls, ranging between 5368m² and 7160m². In addition, DECC hosts a number of state-of-the-art meeting rooms ideal for training, business meetings, seminars and workshops, equipped with a variety of AV settings to suit all needs.
Surrounded by luxury shopping malls and 5-star hotels, and just a few minutes’ drive from the cultural village of Katara, DECC offers a venue providing the ultimate experience for business travelers and visitors.
DECC is overseen by Qatar Tourism Authority and managed by a joint venture of Fira Barcelona International and ELAN Group, bringing world class management team to serve our clients’ needs.
More about DECC: www.decc.qa