This is an exciting period where Qatar speeds up activities and international co-operations to prove the destination’s relevance for congress organizers – recent steps include a waiver of visa for 80 international countries.
Having brought a group of selected congress organizers to Qatar last year, tmf’s managing director Johanna Fischer is convinced that the destination has all it needs to be successful in hosting international congresses and events.
Great infrastructural projects and congress centres, one of the best airlines in the world, local partners who are open and innovative and the political support for aligning the existing knowledge, expertise, economic direction all melt into a useful service pool. Associations and congress organizers can easily identify their support and liaise with their counterparts and local experts.
The meetings industry realizes that congresses need to leave a positive legacy in destinations – this is often used in convincing local politicians and decision makers about the value and importance of international congresses for the growth and influence of a destination. In Qatar, the thought and awareness of legacy comes in the framework for strategic development and is a healthy driver of knowledge, innovation and visions.
tmf dialogue with their in-depth understanding of the international congress and events market and with the talent of combining contextual messaging with relevant promotional projects are the perfect partners to bring this ambitious strategy into life.
International event and congress planners expect pro-active support and the understanding of their need and situation; with Qatar providing that range of services as a destination, tmf dialogue will share with the international congress community all necessary information which helps them to bring their congresses to the country. International congresses have started to come into Doha and provide great case studies for other organizations to do the same.
Besides congresses there is as much space for exhibitions, tradeshows and for large-scale events, like sport events – which is also in the focus of the approach.