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Qatar to bid for 2013 world business meet.

DOHA QATAR has decided to bid for the 8th World Chambers Congress (WCC) to be held in Doha, a top official of the Qatar Chamber of Commerce & Industry (QCCI) announced on Monday.

Making the announcement, QCCI and International Chamber of Commerce Qatar Chairman Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim al Thani said that a presentation regarding the bid for the 2013 edition of the event would be made by QCCI to the International Chamber of Commerce's World Chambers Forum (WCF) on September 15 in Paris.

The only international event of its kind, the Congress is organised every two years.

The WCF will submit the final applications to the jury members before October 15 and by December the result will be decided by voting, he told reporters in response to a question at the chamber premises.

"Our main competitor is Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry," he said in response to another question.

"But we are optimistic as our country embodies stability, security, positive investment environment for local and foreign businesses and a bright economic future that the WCF looks for in a hosting Chamber," he added.

He pointed out that Qatar and QCCI are consistent success stories.

"While other countries around the world, and even in this region, struggled during the global financial crisis, Qatar managed to maintain outstanding growth rate offering companies a safe and lucrative investment environment," he said.

Qatar grew at an astounding 9.5 per cent last year, and according to estimates, is poised to grow at a scorching 20 per cent in the current fiscal, he added.

He said Qatar has world-class infrastructure, facilities and expertise required to host such events and many more relevant ongoing projects would be completed ahead of 2013.

Doha has an extensive and highly developed road infrastructure in addition to ample hotel room space to accommodate potential Congress guests.

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Date:Jul 6, 2010
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