French Construction Industry To be Discovered at Project Qatar 2017
The French companies exhibiting at the Project Qatar from 8 to 11 May 2017, will be focusing on quality and reliability. The French Pavilion organized by Business France, national agency supporting the international development of the French economy, will introduce innovative products & technologies to local construction professionals in Doha.
The French pavilion will focus on sustainable and environmental-friendly buildings, energy efficiency and timber constructions but also smart buildings and home automation to reinforce partnerships with existing projects and develop new joint-ventures and engage negotiations with local contractors, distributors and agents in new areas of activities in Qatar.
In a sector where safety is outstanding, the select delegation of French companies attending Project Qatar will be renowned for their expertise in the area of high-quality projects, such as 5-star hotels and villas, public buildings such as shopping malls, schools and stadiums.
French exhibitors will then seize the opportunity to present smart cities solutions, bioclimatic materials, Mechanics, Electricity and Plumbing Contracting – MEP, among other specific offers.
Christelle Peyran, Head of Business France Qatar said: “France is focused on energy efficiency, sustainable development and R&D. France invested 18,8 billion euros in 2015 in renovation and energy retrofits, becoming the 3rd market in Europe in terms of eco-friendly buildings. 21% of French companies in building sector have a R&D center to develop new materials”.
French construction sector is quite fragmented with around 350 000 French companies hiring a workforce of 1.5 million and sales revenues of €129 billion.
“In Project Qatar 2017, we have selected the best companies to match Qatar’s expectations of high quality standards and cost effective solutions”, Peyran added.
The construction industry alone in Qatar represents 5.7% of the GDP. After being awarded the 2022 Football World Cup, Qatar rapidly embarked upon an intensive investment program in major infrastructure projects. There is also a growing demand for sustainable development, with profitable segments being hotels and "green" construction that encourage the use of innovative products.