Trade Mission to Qatar: November 2015 — Civil Defense Exhibition & Conference


The US-Qatar Business Council (USQBC) will lead a trade mission to Doha, Qatar, anchored by the 5th Annual Civil Defense Exhibition & Conference November 2-4 ( USQBC will offer three packages to participating companies including appealing benefits such as: special rates to exhibit at the conference, logistical support in Qatar, business meetings, invitations to exclusive USQBC networking events, and more.

Conference Details: The exhibition and conference, hosted under the patronage of Qatar’s Ministry of Interior and the Qatar Civil Defense Administration, will draw nearly 100 exhibiting entities involved in industries that complement the Civil Defense, emergency response, and security industries. While most of these entities will be Qatari, there will be many additional participants from other countries in the region involved in relevant industries. Last year the conference recorded nearly 4,000 visitors. Exibiting entities will include: Ministry of Interior Officials, the Civil Defense, Qatar’s Internal Security Service (Lekhwiya), Qatar General Electricity & Water Company (Kahramaa) Qatari Diar, Qatar Petroleum, Qatar Rail, Salam Petroleum, and others.

Who Should Participate: American companies involved in industries related to the Civil Defense (Qatar’s emergency response and security forces) can meet and engage with key players and potential buyers to discuss products and services and business opportunities. These industries include:
  • IT services/cyber security services
  • Building security products and services
  • CCTV/surveillance systems
  • Security gates and barriers
  • Vehicle inspection systems
  • Fire detection and suppression systems
  • Fire fighting equipment
  • First responder services
  • Police equipment
  • Emergency response/hospital equipment
Why Participate: Qatar is investing heavily in its infrastructure and economic diversification in accordance with the National Vision 2030. With the 2022 World Cup fast approaching, Qatar will invest $200 billion in infrastructure and real estate. This will include investment in heightened security and emergency response capabilities. The show will afford companies the opportunity to demonstrate their products and services and engage with Qatari and GCC players as the entire region focuses on heightening security capabilities and economic development.  

USQBC Trade Mission Packages

Exhibition & Conference: 
  • 3x4 meter dedicated booth (approximately 130 square feet) under US Pavilion*
  • Booth includes: sign board with company logo, electricity, some furniture, etc.
  • Logistical support in Doha (hotel, transportation, etc.)**
  • Invitation to select USQBC networking events in Doha
  Gold Package: US Delegation 
  • 3x2 meter shared space (approximately 65 square feet dedicated to company)
  • Booth includes: sign board with company logo, electricity, some furniture, etc.
  • Logistical support in Doha (hotel, transportation, etc.)**
  • Participation in USQBC delegation welcome reception and networking events in Doha
  • Participation in USQBC group meetings/roundtables with senior government officials
  • Promotion at the exhibition and conference (USQBC will drive traffic to company booth)
  • Business-to-business meeting coordination during the exhibition and conference
  • One month post-trip follow-up support
  Platinum Package: US Trade Mission:
  • Includes all Gold Package benefits, plus the following:
  • Partner identification prior to trade mission for meeting coordination in Doha
  • Business-to-business meeting coordination post-exhibition and conference
  • Three month complimentary with the Council (to include follow-up support)
  • Exclusive package, available to a limited number of companies
  Costs & Registration:
  • Exhibition & Conference Package— $6,000
  • Gold Package: US Delegation— $5,000
  • Platinum Package: US Trade Mission— $7,000
  • Gold or Platinum: Upgrade to Full Booth Size (12 Square Meters)— +$2,100
Please call our offices at +1 (202) 457-8555 or email Max McGee at with any questions about the packages or trade mission and to request information about how to register.

Download the Packages PDF Here

  *If required, larger spaces may be available. **Airfare, hotel booking/costs, and transportation/meals outside of USQBC events are the sole responsibility of the participant.