Mr. Rawad Sleem, Co-Founder and General Manager of NeXTfairs or Exhibitions and Conferences
Major ministries, the countries’ stakeholders and local dignitaries are to be expected to attend the ceremony and ribbon cutting of Build Your House Exhibition 2022, which will be inaugurated by the Minister of Commerce and Industry, H.E. Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Qassim Al Abdullah Al Thani on 28th March at Qatar National Convention Centre. Qatari homebuilders can look forward to attending the dynamic three-day event (28-30th March), held under the patronage of Qatar’s Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, H.E. Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdul Aziz al Thani.
Build Your House Exhibition 2022 has garnered an impressive line-up of sponsors including: Official Partner: Ashghal; Sustainability Partner: Kahramaa; Supported by: Ministry of Municipality, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Ministry of Social Development & Family, Civil Defence, and Qatar Chamber; Development Sponsor: Qatar Development Bank (QDB); Official Bank: Commercial Bank Qatar; Founding Partner: Tadmur Trading; Platinum Sponsor: The Yard Qatar; Gold Sponsors: Atkya Art, Al Hattab Holding, Living Spirit, and Al Emadi Stones; Silver Sponsor: Jotun Paints Qatar; Landscaping Sponsor: Al Sulaiteen Garden. The event has also been supported by: Competition Educational Partner: VCUarts Qatar; Conference Partner: American Institute of Architects (AIA); Insurance Partner: Seib Insurance and Hygiene Partner: Boecker.
Speaking about BYH 2022, Mr. Rawad Sleem, Co-Founder and General Manager of NeXTfairs or Exhibitions and Conferences, said: “We are extremely pleased to be welcoming partners, sponsors, exhibitors and visitors to the third edition of Build Your House Exhibition — a homegrown exhibition that enables Qatar’s society to improve their standards of living, while stimulating economic growth.
He added: “We are proud to offer a platform that accelerates Qatar’s government work to support its citizens with the development of areas and lands. The most recent state budget amounted to 74 billion riyals, with projects to develop citizens’ lands receiving priority spending from these allocations. This year’s BYH Exhibition continues to fuel the growth of the real estate sector and strives to exceed the QR400M riyals worth of deals signed during the previous two editions of the exhibition.”
Mr. Mohammad Ali Al-Mohannadi, Public Relations and Communication Manager at Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation “Kahramaa” expressed the significance of this exhibition, saying: “Build Your House Exhibition is one of the most important events supporting the national economy by creating a common space for various entities working in the field of building and construction uniting the efforts of government and private companies to serve the Qatari community.”
He added: "Kahramaa's participation in this edition of Build Your House exhibition as a sustainability partner, is a prolongation of our fruitful engagement in the previous editions, and a form of our constant support. Our slogan this year is Secure Your House. A team of experts and engineers from the Kahramaa will present modern ways to secure and protect the house by avoiding short circuits across all internal and external electrical installations. The team in the booth will also provide advice on inspecting the water installations to avoid any damages that might happen because of water leakage in the house.”
BYH Exhibition is considered a crucial link between companies in residential design and building industry and Qatari citizens who wish to build or modernize their homes. Guests can visit over 150 exhibitors from five main sectors: Consultants, Contractors, Suppliers, General Services, and Smart Solutions. They can also enjoy two large country pavilions from Turkey and Portugal, featuring exhibitors keen to introduce their high-quality products and services to Qatar and the Middle East market. These pavilions will showcase a wide range of high-quality building products and materials such as aluminium, cable protection, hardwood flooring, suspended ceilings, and roof systems, along with award-winning furniture, upholstery, and home textiles from well-reputed brands.
Attendees can also collect crucial information from BYH Exhibition’s Knowledge Sharing Conference and Future and Smart Living Conference. Running over the course of the three-day event the Knowledge Sharing Conference introduces practical insights and inspirational topics about design concepts, construction phases, licensing steps, implementation, and finishes, as well as smart technologies and sustainable living environment for building modern homes. Visitors can look forward to talks by architects, interior designers, professors, and academics from Qatar University, VCU Qatar, Jotun, Bluu Design, We Do Design, Design House Interiors, Arab Engineering Bureau, and local government entities.
Speaking on behalf of conference partners, AIA Middle East, Stephanie Kinnick, AIA Middle East President, said: “Build Your House Exhibition will be an inspiration for Qatari homebuilders, an opportunity to gain invaluable insights into how to make your vision of a home, a reality. AIA Middle East is honored to be part of the BYH Exhibition 2022, and we wish the organizers and the participants a very successful event.”
Shovan Das, General Manager, Jotun Paints Qatar W.L.L, commented: “As our continued commitment to Qatari homeowners, Jotun paints will be showcasing new products and colours exclusively at Build Your House this year. We look forward to seeing you at the exhibition.”
Seeking to nurture future design talent, BYH Exhibition 2022 will continue to host its annual Junior Design Competition in collaboration with VCUarts Qatar, in which 10 students will submit their design and 3 winners will be selected and receive their awards at the conference stage.
Speaking about the design competition, Dr. Haithem A. El-Hammali, Assistant Professor Interior Design, Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar, said: “On behalf of VCUarts Qatar, the Department of Interior Design is pleased to retake participation in the third edition of the Build Your House exhibition. And we are committed to being a part of the exhibition for years to come. The Build Your House exhibition offers valuable insight into the building and interior design industry's current demands and trends and highlights various opportunities. Opportunities for our students to be aware of multiple products and services offered by the industry and attending the exhibition is the perfect way to meet and mingle with other professionals, which allow our students to network with firms and companies and build professional relationships through exchanging ideas and knowledge. This event allows students to constantly develop and perfect their practices with new knowledge and ideas.”
Visitors can take reassurance from the stringent processes that BYHE and Hygiene partners, Boecker, BYH Exhibition are following to adhere to Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) regulations and also ensure that the venue is sanitized twice each day.
Representing Boecker, Carla Ghaleb, Country Manager, said: “Boecker has more than 15 years of experience in the disinfection field for public and private places. Our team of highly trained technicians will be performing disinfection services throughout the duration of the exhibition, following all the safety standards, and using the latest equipment, to ensure the safety of the visitors, exhibitors, and organizers. In addition to that, our consultants will be performing audits to make sure that all guidelines set by the Ministry of Public Health are being followed and maintained.”
Participants and visitors’ health status via the Ehteraz app will be checked before being allowed inside, and mask-wearing will be reinforced. Visitors will also have to pre-register to attend the event, via the visitor portal, which is now open, enabling the event organizers to monitor the capacity of the exhibition halls.
BYH Exhibition is held from 28-30 March 2022, at Halls 8 & 9 at Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC). Daily opening times are: 10 am – 10 pm. To find out more about BYH Exhibition, visit www.buildyourhouseqatar.com