Qatar Project Management (QPM) was an active supporter of the highly-anticipated MEED Qatar Projects 2010 conference held last week at the Ritz Carlton Doha. The company, specializing in world-class real estate and infrastructure project management services, was an active participant and sponsor with its activities including a key speech by QPM CEO, Mr. Nasser Abdul Rahman Kamal, and the hosting of a business breakfast event featuring a welcome by QPM Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Mr. Abdul Razzaq Al Siddiqi.
The conference, held under the patronage of H.E. Abdulla Bin Hamad Al-Attiyah, Deputy Premier and Minister of Energy and Industry, is the region’s essential platform and vital guide regarding the latest projects in the energy and non-energy sectors. It is also the premier stage for networking and information sharing with key players in the quickly-expanding Qatar market.
QPM’s involvement in the conference parallels the company’s growth and exposure in the regional construction market. Launched in 2008, it now competes with established project management companies and provides a centralized platform for project management of local and international developments. It provides services through an in-house multinational team of highly-skilled, experienced and qualified professionals supported by state-of-the-art technology, effective project management systems and experience with some of the world’s largest and most sophisticated development projects.
The conference featured informative and insightful presentations from some of the most influential people in the project market. Mr. Kamal’s speech focused on the current state of Qatar’s development and its stunning growth and resilience despite the global crisis environment, the role of project management in the current pace of growth, the importance of effective project management from a development’s initiation and the fundamental necessity of quality as the driver for any project’s success.
Among the key insights delivered in Mr. Kamal’s speech was the necessity of comprehensive development plans to secure the future development of Qatar’s people, infrastructure, economy and social foundations. Project management’s role in facing the challenges of local and regional development, as well as the potential it has to impact successful end-products were a major focus of his speech, as were the importance of addressing cost control, cost management, significance of Building Information Modeling are significant towards securing long-term project viability.
Mr. Kamal, commenting upon QPM’s involvement with the conference, said, “QPM is delighted to support this vital conference and to help encourage discussion among government and industry key players regarding the opportunities and challenges involved in maintaining Qatar’s tremendous growth. The oil and gas as well as infrastructure sectors are continuing to develop at a rapid pace in Qatar and QPM, as an independent Qatari entity, is a partner to this incredible growth. As a project management firm, the MEED conference is an invaluable platform for networking and exchange of ideas and we are happy to partner with this constructive and significant forum.”
The QPM Business Breakfast held on the conference’s second morning gave guests the opportunity to network, as well as discuss project management issues and the state of the industry. Mr. Abdul Razzaq Al Siddiqi, QPM’s Vice Chairman & Managing Director, welcomed the guests with a short speech noting the company’s relative youth and competitiveness in the established Qatari market.Mr. Al Siddiqi noted the importance of the event to bring project drivers together to explore sector successes and needed areas of improvement, saying, “As an active member of the project management community in Qatar, it is our pleasure to provide such a platform to our guests and colleagues. The Business breakfast event was an opportunity for us to discover from them how the industry may better serve them, their projects and help improve the industry as a whole.”
QPM is active domestically and throughout the Gulf and MENA region. Its current project list includes 13 developments underway in numerous countries throughout its area of operations. These projects include residential, commercial, office, tourism, hospitality and luxury developments.