Exhibitors from eight countries throughout the Middle East, North Africa, Asia, and Europe, are lining up for the eighth edition of Cityscape Qatar slated for October 22-24 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre.
To be held under the patronage of HE the Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani, the event will also feature a high-powered opening day conference and the “Cityscape Talks” series, which will be held on October 23-24.
A range of investment opportunities within the local and international real estate markets will be on offer to investors and homebuyers, including second-home properties in Tunisia, which will have a dedicated pavilion at the show.
While major names from Qatar’s own expanding real estate sector will be present, including Qatari Diar and Qetaifan Projects, overseas developers are looking to lure investment to a range of projects.
“Qataris are a prime target for overseas real estate investment, given that their nation is known as the richest country in the world, with a per capita income of $134,620, and given the extensive air links available via Qatar Airways,” said Cityscape Qatar exhibition director Carlo Schembri.
“This has attracted developers from throughout the Gulf, Tunisia, Turkey, Malaysia, and Switzerland, to the show to promote second and vacation home options.
“Credit Agricole’s recent ranking of Qatar Investment Authority as one of the world’s top five real estate investors has also increased the appeal.”
The overseas portfolio on offer includes a lakeside resort in Switzerland.
The upmarket Florens Lake Resort & Spa, opening its doors in Interlaken in 2021, hopes to attract Qataris to its upscale vacation apartments that come with a hotel service.
The resort’s Edwin Hanssen says Qataris are being targeted due to their proven preference for Switzerland as a vacation destination.
The organisers of Cityscape Qatar, Cityscape and Elan Events, are anticipating a high visitor turnout for the event, following promising exhibitor and visitor feedback from last year’s show, which attracted over 9,000 participations and more than 40 exhibitors.
Attendance at the conference is by invitation only, with invites available by registering at www.cityscapeqatar.com.
Delegates will learn about the most important themes for real estate investment in Qatar from industry thought leaders.
A combination of high-level presentations and an expert panel discussion will deliberate the latest sector trends.
The two-day “Cityscape Talks” series will be free-to-attend and will feature a wide choice of presentations covering a range of themes from ways to maximise real estate investment, to market trends.
And for the first time, Index Qatar, the only trade fair exclusively dedicated to Qatar’s interior design sector, will be co-located alongside Cityscape Qatar.
“This co-location provides visitors with exceptional synergy where design meets real estate. It maximises the value of both events providing visitors with the opportunity to optimise the value of their time spent at the events,” Schembri said.