Qatar Tourism Authority
Long-recognised by the country’s leadership as an avenue to further Qatar’s development, tourism has been designated a priority sector by the country’s government. Qatar Tourism Authority’s (QTA’s) mission is to firmly establish Qatar on the global map as a world-class tourism destination with deep cultural roots. In 2014, QTA launched the Qatar National Tourism Sector Strategy (QNTSS), which seeks to diversify the country’s tourism offering and increase the sector’s contribution to Qatar’s economy by 2030.
QTA works in partnership with public and private stakeholders to achieve this mission by planning, regulating and promoting a sustainable and diverse tourism industry.
Since launching QNTSS, Qatar has welcomed over 7 million visitors, and achieved an average annual growth in arrivals of 11.5% between 2010-2015.
The Asian Football Confederation
Qatar Green Building Council
QGBC was launched in 2009 by Qatar Foundation to promote and equip a sustainable building industry for Qatar, thus responding to Qatar National Vision 2030’s call for sustainable development and environmental protection. Qatar Green Building Council is driving sustainable growth in Qatar through education and networking programmes, demonstrating commitment to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost-efficient and environment-friendly building-practices. We operate along three pillars: technical expertise development, research and innovation, and sustainability education and training. QGBC has 160 individual members and 20 organisational members, many of which are actively taking on various roles on a voluntary basis at the council.
European Stadium & Safety Management Association (ESSMA)
The European Stadium & Safety Management Association (ESSMA) is a non-profit organization with the mission to provide a global platform where stadiums & clubs have the opportunity to share knowledge and expertise. ESSMA focuses on 4 area’s of expertise:
• Stadium Management
• Safety Management
• Pitch & Facility Management
• Fan Entertainment
ESSMA counts over 300 European stadium members and 18 league/federation members. The association’s vision is to be the leading platform for stadium management.
All information is available via http://www.essma.eu.