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30 U.S. Companies Explore Opportunities in Qatar’s Safety and Security Sector
July 25, 2023

The U.S. Embassy in Qatar organized a July 2023 webinar for 30 U.S. companies interested in the thriving safety, security, and hunting market in Qatar and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region.

Representing the states of Arizona, California, Georgia, Idaho, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Washington — these 30 companies gained valuable insights from Mr. Mohammed bin Abdullatif al-Misnad, vice chairman of Al-Gannas Qatari Society, and vice president of the organizing committee of the Katara International Hunting and Falcons Exhibition (S’Hail).  He showcased the opportunities for American exporters at the forthcoming S’Hail Hunting and Falcons Exhibition 2023.

The event, entitled “GCC Safety and Security Opportunities,” also featured informative presentations delivered by officers of the U.S. Foreign Commercial Service, perspectives from local experts, and a live question-and-answer session.

The meeting also included discussion of upcoming events for businesses in this sector, including the highly anticipated annual SHOT Show taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States in January 2024, for which the U.S. Embassy in Qatar will recruit a delegation from Qatar.

The GCC region is experiencing rapid growth in urban development and infrastructure.  This growth has created an increasing demand for cutting-edge safety and security technologies.  The webinar provided a platform for U.S. businesses to learn about the latest industry trends and explore potential opportunities in these promising markets.

Following the success of the “GCC Safety and Security Opportunities” webinar, the U.S. Embassy in Qatar looks forward to fostering further collaboration between American and Qatari companies.  Exciting opportunities lie ahead for Qatar’s safety, security, and hunting market, including the upcoming SHOT Show, the DIMDEX trade show in March 2024 in Qatar, and the Milipol Qatar event in October 2024.