The Qatar International Boat Show announced organizational changes ahead of the Dec. 7-10 event at the Mourjan Marinas Lusail City in Doha.
Organizers said the new chairman, Ahmed Mohammed Al- Hitmi, is one of the founding fathers of the maritime industry in Qatar and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the show.
Al Mannai Events has created a new management team to lead this year’s show, including established hospitality and events leader Nader Samaan as show director.
“QIBS is an institution in Qatar’s annual events calendar, and it is a pleasure to be part of the new dynamic team at Al Mannai Events, who all bring a wealth of experience to ensure the show’s success for another year,” Samaan said in a statement.
“The aim is to keep pace with the development and modernity of Qatar and the GCC’s blossoming maritime industry in order to explore new markets and fulfill the desires of customers. This year we have injected new blood into the show to develop a new vision for the future, which is evident in the new look and feel.”
The show will include a VIP opening ceremony on Dec. 7, where HE Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al-Thani will officially open the show. The show will then be open Dec. 8-10 from 2:30 to 9:30 p.m. each day.
Organizers said there will be motorboats, luxury yachts and unique shows on land and in the water; exhibitor chalets will line the marina walkway, representing many of the top names in the maritime industry, local and international.
Organizers said pre-bookings for viewing specific brands and models on display are recommended.