French Ambassador Welcomes Leading French Sports Companies in Doha (13 octobre 2016)
As Business France has organized “French Qatar Sport Days” from October 11 to 15 2016, French Ambassador to Qatar, Eric Chevallier, had a meeting with Leading French Companies, Qatari Sports Leaders and Decision Makers.
He stated that French companies specialized in outdoor and indoor sports facilities are ready to offer their experience and expertise to Qatar as a country hosting major sport events.
The event coincided with the Road World Championships organized by the Union Cycliste Internationale from 9-16 October 2016 in the heart of Doha, the first Middle East city to host the championship as well as many other international sport events including the 2022 FIFA world Cup.
Representatives of the French participating companies visited local partners and distributors to offer their know-how, products and services, and will hold collective BtoB meetings with sports authorities and decision makers. Over a period of five days, they will meet with the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, the Qatar Olympic Committee and the Ministry of Culture and Sports. The program included also the visit of a couple of football stadiums and clubs as well as meetings with Aspire Zone in addition to Aspire Zone site visit.
About the event, Christelle Peyran, Head of Business France Qatar, said: “Qatar is getting ready to host the first Road World Championship in the Middle East among other major sport events such as the World Gymnastics Championship in 2018 and the FIFA World Cup in 2022. We believe that introducing leading French companies to local authorities and decision makers in the field of sports is a great opportunity for both parties to foster mutual relationships and help improve the economy of both countries”.