Held every three years, the World Petroleum Congress has previously been held in cities including Calgary, Rio De Janeiro, Johannesburg, Madrid, and now Doha – the first city in the Middle East to host the key global energy summit.
Taking place at the newly-opened Qatar National Convention Centre between December 4 – 8, over 5,000 delegates and 550 speakers are expected to attend.
Qatar Airways Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker said, “We are pleased to be partners in the long-awaited 20th World Petroleum Congress, and we welcome all guests and dignitaries travelling from around the world to Doha in the coming days.”
The airline will have a presence at the accompanying exhibition with a dedicated stand where delegates can meet with senior management, and also conveniently secure bookings on-site with a unique mobile reservations service available to make new, revise existing bookings, or even arrange short holiday packages, specially created for visitors attending the Congress.
Qatar Airways Holidays, the airline’s tour operating arm, is extending packages for delegates wishing to book a vacation to a range of popular destinations, such as the idyllic Maldives or Seychelles islands, Beirut, Goa, or Sri Lanka and more – all within five hours or less from Doha.
The airline’s corporate jet division, Qatar Executive is also an integral player in the Congress, providing bespoke fixed-based operation (FBO) services for delegates travelling to Doha through private chartered travel. Qatar Executive’s operations include third party private jet operations services, offering facilities such as maintenance, fuelling, parking and catering at Doha International Airport.
The State of Qatar’s national airline, Qatar Airways, currently operates a modern fleet of 102 aircraft to 110 destinations across Europe, Asia, Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North and South America.
Qatar Airways has orders worth over US$ 50 billion for more than 250 aircraft, including Boeing 787s, 777s, Airbus A350s, A380s and A320 Family of aircraft. The rapid expansion of Qatar Airways prompted the State of Qatar to embark on one of its biggest projects – the construction of a brand new international airport in Doha, which is scheduled to open in 2012.