Planning is in full swing for ecoQ, an international environmental protection expo taking place in Qatar in September 2011. (From left to right: Haitham Shehab, Dr. Saif Al Hajari, and a member of the ecoQ team)
Next September, the Qatar International Environment Protection Expo (ecoQ for short) will be presenting an international showcase of eco-friendly technologies, products, and sustainable energy solutions. Environmental standards will be enforced in preparing for the exhibition that will take place at the Doha Exhibitions Center from September 17th-19th, 2011 and occupy a 10,000 square meter space.
Still in its planning stages, the expo hopes to attract international companies and organizations within the fields of: renewable energy, waste management, recycling, marine environment protection, solar systems, energy-saving products, e-waste technology, green buildings, environmental consultancy firms and more.
Dr. Saif Al Hajari, vice chairperson of the Qatar Foundation, led the press conference announcing ecoQ and said that “it is important to increase the environment awareness among communities, individuals as well as the business sector to encourage initiatives and efforts that aim to achieve sustainable development.”
“We are witnessing sincere efforts in Qatar,” he continued, “toward developing alternative sustainable resources of energy and protecting the environment.”
EcoQ will be organized by Stallion Advertising and Exhibitions, and plans on coordinating social responsibility events and campaigns in conjunction with the Expo.
Haitham Shehab, the general manager of Stallion Advertising and Exhibitions, said that “the climate change summit which was held in Copenhagen last year sent a strong and clear message not only about the environmental damages, but also a ‘call’ to coordinate efforts in order to face this challenge. EcoQ will reflect on that by presenting the latest technologies, products, sustainable energy that help in protecting the environment to businesses and institutions in Qatar.”
To obtain more information about the expo visit the ecoQ website.