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Dignitaries and VVIPs inaugurate Build Your House Exhibition (BYH) 2023

Under the continuous patronage of Qatar’s Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani

Doha-Qatar, 15 May, 2023: Under the Patronage of His Excellency the Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani, His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Qassim Al Abdullah Al Thani, the Minister of Commerce and Industry, officially inaugurated the fourth edition of the Build Your House Exhibition (BYH) 2023, along with HE Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim Al Thani, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Qatar Chamber, Mr. Rawad Sleem Co-Founder and General Manager, NeXTfairs (Exhibition Organizer), and Mr. Abdul Aziz Bin Hattab Al Kaabi Vice Chairman of Al Hattab Holding Board of Directors.

The highly anticipated official opening ceremony at Qatar National Convention Centre

(QNCC) was held in the presence of Ministers, Ambassadors, dignitaries, VIPs, industry experts and media representatives.

Following the opening ceremony, dignitaries conducted a VIP tour of BYH Exhibition 2023, meeting some of the 250 exhibitors participating in this year's event, including Ministry of Municipality, Ashghal, Kahramaa, Doha Bank, Décor & More, Living Spirit, Al Hattab Holding, Nabina Group, Nabina Holding, Al Emadi Stones, Rankoussi Group, JA&P Group, Bottega Design, Euro Systems and many more key players from the housing, design, and construction fields. They also visited international companies, which features exhibitors from Canada, Iran, Italy, Oman, the UK, Sri Lanka, KSA, Belgium, China, Algeria, India, Jordan, and Türkiye, showcasing advanced design and leading materials.

They also visited the Education Above All (EAA) Booth, which demonstrates the work that the EAA Foundation, the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, and its human and social legacy programme, Generation Amazing Foundation have conducted to provide schools for hundreds of displaced Pakistani and Syrian children.

Mr. Rawad Sleem, Co-Founder and General Manager of NeXTfairs for Exhibitions and Conferences, said: "We are honored to receive such incredible support from all facets of Qatar's society. Thanks to the help from esteemed dignitaries, VVIPS, government entities and the local business community, we have been able to strengthen Build Your House Exhibition to become the critical connection between construction, interiors, and design suppliers and the local citizens aspiring to build smart, sustainable homes fit for the future."

He added: "Build Your House Exhibition takes its role as a leader in the roadmap towards Qatar becoming an advanced society extremely seriously. We continuously strengthen the event to ensure it enhances the construction sector's growth and empowers Qatari housebuilders. This year's event welcomes more exhibitors and showcases the highest standards from across the world. In addition, we have added another day, increasing the opportunities for attendees to get all the information they need to get their house-building project off the ground."

Commenting on their participation as a key supporter and event partner, Major General Hamad Othman Al-Duhaimi, Director-General of the General Directorate of Civil Defence-Qatar, said: “We are pleased to be an active and essential partner of Build Your House Exhibition, the first Qatar-created exhibition of its kind within the country, which is concerned with providing all suppliers, materials and procedures related to the construction of residential and public houses. The exhibition has rapidly become a collaborative forum for knowledge and practical insight, providing the best procedures for obtaining approvals from license applications, engineering plans, safety systems, and the latest equipment and equipment used in rescue, protection, and security operations.

It is imperative that we, as a Ministry of Interior department, support and provide practical guidance to introduce security and safety measures in homes and private facilities. We highlight the effective role of the General Administration and Civil Defense and the efforts made to upgrade our services to the highest levels of excellence and efficiency.

He added: “We also showcase our care and attention towards other tasks, including licenses and the fulfilment of preconditions and approvals after building inspections. However, our role goes beyond the correct procedures and licenses; we also aim to spread a culture of preventing fires and accidents and how to act should the situation arise. It is a great pleasure to be part of this event. We would like to thank NeXTfairs and our fellow partners and exhibitors for contributing to this educational and empowering exhibition.”

Speaking about their participation as Conference Partner, John Robertson, President AIA (The American Institute of Architects), Middle East, said: "AIA Middle East is immensely pleased to be once again part of the Build Your House Exhibition taking place this year from 15th – 18th May 2023 in Doha, Qatar. The BYH exhibition will be a bigger and better event this year, bringing together local homebuilders, contractors, consultants, and suppliers to provide a forum for communication, networking, and education. In addition, the BYH exhibition offers Qatari homebuilders an invaluable opportunity to gain inspiration and key insights into how to make their vision of a home a reality."

He added: "The exhibition's organizers, NeXTFairs, deserve praise for their innovative efforts and resourcefulness in contributing to the Qatari design and home-building industry. The AIA Middle East is honored to participate in the BYH Exhibition 2023, and we wish the organizers and the participants a very successful event."

Event partners, Ashghal have supported BYH since its inception in 2020. The event's objectives align with Ashghal's 2018-2023 strategic vision, "Excellence in delivering and managing efficient, sustainable infrastructure", and its efforts to make a tangible step towards transforming the objectives of Qatar National Vision 2030. BYH Exhibition enables Qatari construction and manufacturing companies to showcase their products, expertise and services, helping local citizens to utilize and support local suppliers.

Commenting on their participation at Build Your House Exhibition, Jean Saade, Chairman of Living Spirit Interior Design, said: "The people we met at Build Your House Exhibition are invaluable. We have generated new potential clients and established business relationships with other exhibitors. We also received inspiring feedback from the visitors on the products and designs we showcased during the exhibit. On this BYH Exhibition 2023, we are confident about the positive outcome of all the hardship and effort invested by our team. We aim to provide a meaningful experience to valued visitors and highlight our new innovative interior design concepts and furniture. This spectacular event will surely inspire the visitors' perspective."

A platform for knowledge sharing and collaboration, BYH Exhibition bring together leading industry experts, government entities, and Qatari nationals under one roof. This edition also sees the participation of Education Above All Foundation, which aims to transform lives through education. They believe that education is the single most effective means of reducing poverty, creating peaceful and just societies, unlocking the full potential of every child and youth, and creating the right conditions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

EAA Foundation booth showcases the recent work conducted with the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy and its human and social legacy programme, Generation Amazing Foundation, in partnership with Zaha Hadid Architects (ZHA) to donate 27 tents to use as schools, clinics, and temporary shelters for or displaced communities in Pakistan, Syria, Turkey, and Yemen. To aid EAA’s valuable work, Qatar interior design company Living Spirit will host anexciting live mural painting created by the internationally renowned painter Giovanni Bressana. Living Spirit’s stand will showcase the mural and auction this to donate 100% of the profits to EAA.

Build Your House Exhibition 2023 has a continued commitment to enabling the construction and design sector – present and future – to flourish. This year's annual student design competition in collaboration with VCUarts University's interior design students allows three shortlisted winners to gain vital industry exposure as they showcase their designs at the exhibition. 21 students took place in the design challenge, and the winning entries will be announced and on view from tomorrow, Tuesday 16 May, at 3:00 pm.

Build Your House Exhibition 2023 has rapidly become a must-attend event for SMEs and international industry experts to showcase their services to consumers in Qatar and empowering Qatari citizens to fully utilize the government’s provisions for land development, housing vouchers, and loans.

The event continues to grow to become more immersive and entertaining. The Ministry of Municipality's booth encourages visitors to test their knowledge with their daily Doha Municipal Competition. Attendees can participate in the competition each day, and a winner will be drawn at 8 pm. The winner will receive a prize for a home agricultural area in the winner's garden.

Attendees to Build Your House Exhibition 2023 can look forward to an enhanced array of services and products from consultants, contractors, suppliers – smart homes and general service industry leaders; immerse themselves in the event's extensive local and international participation, which welcomes exhibitors from Qatar, Canada, Iran, Italy, Oman, the UK, and companies from Sri Lanka, KSA, Belgium, China, Algeria, India, Jordan and Turkey; and, participate in the Knowledge Sharing Conference that offers practical workshops from government entities, live Q&As, and a free self-build course. The Knowledge Sharing Conference is open during the four event days, with daily talks and sessions starting at 11 am.

Free event registrations for attendees are now available.

Visit to register today.



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