August / September 2019
Edition 38

An Evening with Michelin Starred Chef Javier Aranda at El Faro

Last Wednesday, September the 11th 2019 Members of the Chamber of Commerce of Spain in Qatar attended the event in which, two-time Michelin star guest chef, Javier Aranda, launched the newly revamped El Faro, restaurant located in Marsa Malaz Kempinski Hotel.

It was possible to try some of the new dishes on the menu, including; tapas, paella tortilla de patata and it was possible to select you own tapas since part of the restaurant was set into a Spanish market place.

The event was enlivened by live music and a DJ, format that will be use during the weekends.
It is important to underline that up to now Marsa Malaz Kempinski is the only hotel promoting Spanish gastronomy in Qatar.

Spain at The World Athletics Championships in Qatar.

Spain traveled to Doha to the World Athletics Championships, which began on September the 27th and finished on October the 6th with 38 athletes. Among them: Orlando Ortega, Javier Cienfuegos, Ana Peleteiro, Fernando Carro or the marchers Álvaro Martín, Diego García Carrera, María Pérez or Julia Takacs.

All of the 38 athletes have demonstrated an absolute capacity for hard work and effort.

They return with a bronze medal obtained by Orlando Ortega at 110 meters hurdles.

Vice Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce had the pleasure to meet the General Secretary of the Spanish Athletics Federation (Real Federación Espanola de Atletismo) Mrs. Carlota Castrejana, a former triple jumper who has the uncommon achievement of having competed at major championships not only in her main sport triple jump, but also in the high jump at the 1995 World Indoor Championships and long jump at the 2002 European Indoor Championships. She even competed in basketball at the 1992 Summer Olympics.

Get Together

As you may all know, unless unexpected reasons, every first Wednesday of the month the Chamber of Commerce of Spain in Qatar does organize a very informal Get Together. Spanish Community try to meet with newcomers and try to nourish relationships. From our Institution we do believe that active networking is vital for a career to growth.

June, July and August Get Together took place at Wham Lounge, at W HOTEL, August at EL FARO in Marsa Malaz Kempiski Hotel and last September at La Vista 55, at Intercontinental Doha The City Hotel.

These events are for sure the ones where to strength business connections, where to get fresh ideas, where all these new contacts can get you with more and more knowledge...
Below you can find a brief of DECC news and highlights from the past quarter, in addition to the upcoming events:

What’s-up at DECC (SEP- NOV)

- Open Fair Souq (Sep 19 - Oct 1)
- The Big 5 Construct Qatar (Sep 23 - 25)
- University Expo Qatar (Oct 16 - 17)
- INDEX Qatar ( Oct 22 - 24)
- Cityscape Qatar (Oct 22 - 24)
- Heya Autumn (Oct 25 - 29)
- Silk Road (Nov 3 - 5)
- Hospitality Qatar (Nov 12 - 14)

Reaching out

During the past quarter, DECC was promoted and featured in Exhibition World magazine and sponsoring its digital version, check it out here:


Partners in success!

After 54 days of bringing fun and excitement to residents and visitors, Summer Entertainment City (SEC) has witnessed 75,000+ visitors during its run.

This year’s SEC featured 80+ games/activities, over 40+ food outlets and 50+ retail outlets!

DECC goes mobile

DECC is proud to announce that its Mobile App is now available on both Apple/iOS and Android App stores.

The app will allow visitors to find out more about amenities and services at DECC, in addition to finding their way inside the venue through the new way-finding feature.

Organisers will also benefit from features like registration integration and custom way-finding for their events, which will be available upon request at additional charge.

Submitting for Awards!

DECC has submitted entries at the 10th Global Eventex Awards.

Eventex was founded back in 2009, and today it is recognized as the most essential accolade among the world of events.

It represents outstanding achievements, top quality services and fascinating creativity in producing cutting-edge event experiences.

FMM partners with Qatar Green Building Council

Under the patronage of HE Sheikha Hind Bint Hamad Al Thani, Vice Chairperson and CEO of Qatar Foundation, Qatar Green Building Conference “2019 – The Engagement” is Qatar Green Building Council’s (QGBC) 5th annual conference, which is scheduled to take place on October 27 to 29 2019.

FMM actively supports this year’s conference by being a main sponsor of this event. The FMM management team is looking forward to participating in various activities organized by the QGBC in support of operational sustainability and green building solutions.

This year, the conference will address major sustainability solutions and their impact on driving a more resilient-built environment for Qatar, the Gulf region and beyond. The conference will take a lead in the debate on sustainability challenges, highlight research and industry’s best practice.

QGBC aims to support the overall health and sustainability of the environment, the people, and economic security in Qatar for generations to come, and these principles underscore the 2019 conference’s key themes.
Internship Completion Day

FMM awarded 19 Qatar University student interns

Facilities Management and Maintenance Company (FMM) awarded 19 Qatar University (QU) engineering students for completing its 2019 Summer Internship Program. Students at the program underwent weeks of training at FMM sites from May 26 until July 10, 2019.

FMM offered unique internship positions to QU students focusing on disciplines such as mechanical and electrical engineering. It started with a 2-day induction course designed to introduce the students to the company which included HSE training. Moreover, the students were paired with project managers together with 50 other FMM volunteers.

The interns were given real tasks and projects to which they applied their educational knowledge in relevant work areas. The program culminated on July 10 at the FMM main office. Site managers and the HR team bestowed a certificate of completion to the 19 engineering students.

CEO Irene Vidal Fernandez commented saying, “I believe that all aspiring engineers should experience the thrill of working in sites and witness for themselves the processes. We are delighted to give today the certificates of completion to all students and we look forward to watching them discover their true passion.”

PanData Tech LLC

PanData Tech LLC is a young, dynamically expanding company which belongs to a Spanish IT group and strives to provide high-quality technological business solutions.

Our company is specialist on the development of Big-Data based systems and its solutions are applicable to private and public sectors. PanData has the technology and experience to analyze large structure and unestructured data in order to reveal hidden patterns, unknown insights, trends, behavioural preferences and some other useful information that help our clients to make data-driven decisions.

PanData Tech LLC offers a unique information analysis and segmentation capability based on Data Science (Big Data Analytics + Machine Learning + Predictive Models). Due to our medium size, we have the ability to act quickly, adapt to our clients and easily meet or beat deadlines.

Our aim is to foster and maintain solid relationships, fine tune services, and continue to develop innovative solutions that will improve the way our clients do business. Our company provides cutting edge technology and is currently expanding its services all over the world.
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United Logistics

United Logistics is a subsidiary of QIG Marine Services, the marine and logistics arm of the Qatari Investors Group. As a trusted partner, United Logistics provides tailor-made logistics solutions catering to industries as varied as construction, railways / airport, energy, refineries, industrial goods, FMCG and retail. Through our extensive network of freight forwarding and logistics partners worldwide, we offer end-to-end logistics solutions which meet the ever growing demand of our customers for reliable logistics support. Safe, timely and professional operations have always been the hallmark of our team. Our long and successful stride in the field of logistics is achieved through the technical expertise and dedication of our team who works tirelessly to provide best-in-class services to our customers.

Our service portfolio spans from freight forwarding services, including air and sea freight, to customs clearance, project cargo clearance, heavy lift movements, dry bulk cargo movements as well as warehousing solutions. We also specialize in inland transportation of cargoes and empty containers for our blue-chip clients through our in-house fleet of trucks.

United logistics is an expert in handling project cargo shipments. The Projects Division of United Logistics prides itself for having a proven track record of successful delivery of major transport and lifting operations for heavy and over dimensional cargoes for various infrastructures projects in Qatar.


More than 30 years generating dreams. SA de Obras y Servicios, COPASA, the mother company of the Copasa Group, is a construction and services company founded in 1985, currently operating in 18 countries in four different geographic areas: Europe, America, Africa and Middle East.

The wide experience acquired over more than 30 years activity has given us the capacity needed to undertake projects of all types railway works, roads, water works, port works, public, residence and hospital buildings, maintenance of transport infrastructures, operation of water works, collection and handling of SUW, industrial activity, etc. All our activity is sustained on a premise that we consider fundamental: giving our clients full satisfaction.

Mission. To build technologically advanced infrastructures and provide services by applying innovative solutions with the safety of the workers and respect for the environment foremost, generating value for our clients, shareholders and workers and contributing to the development and improvement of the quality of life of the persons in the countries in which we are present.

Vision. To be a leading business group in the construction and development of infrastructures and in the profitable and diversified provision of urban, logistics and energy services, applying innovative solutions with a permanent presence in the national and international markets.
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SBCQ General Secretary
Elvira Pradas
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