Sponsors and Partners



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Ministry of Culture - Qatar


The Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage - Qatar, was launched in 2009, substituting the National Council for Culture, Arts and Heritage, with the main purpose of developing cultural programs for the Qatari community with its origins and civilization and to interact with other cultures around the world, profiling the state of Qatar as civilized distinct and open to other cultures, while in line with its Islamic identity and Arab traditions and authenticity.

The Ministry of Culture aims to provide the right climate for the development and diversifying of artistic and literary output, sourcing and maintaining the National Heritage and extending its scientific research to highlight its characteristics, and the promoting and development of fine arts. It conducts the necessary studies for the advancement of culture, arts and literature and preserving the national heritage.

Among all its responsibilities, The Ministry has issued books, dictionaries, indexes, translations and assembled documents and is contributing to the distribution of innovative high quality intellectual productions.

In the implementation of the Cultural Sector Strategy 2011 – 2016 The Ministry has made a significant progress and was able to acquire a prominent place in the multiplicity of its world-class activities, the vision planned by The Ministry comprised of numerous challenges, the most significant was the social changes and their impact on all aspects of the Qatari society, the traditional culture and the Arabic identity.

The quest for innovation makes us stand on the cusp of what may get us ahead of Nations, we are stern to proceed to the world of digitization of cultural and creative economy, in order to provide the opportunity for the production and consumption of arts, culture and heritage and the creation of intellectual communication between various clusters of the society in the year 2013, The Ministry has presented a large number of cultural events and literary seminars embracing all sectors of society and provided an opportunity for the promising talents to play their role in achieving the national vision for Qatar 2030, enclosed is a brochure issued recently by The Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage containing the activities and events that took place during the year 2013.



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Ministry of Culture - China


The Chinese Ministry of Culture was established as a department under the State Council responsible for the administration of China’s cultural and artistic affairs.

The main responsibilities of the ministry are: making guidelines for cultural and art-related policies and principles, drafting cultural and art-related laws and regulations; guiding the reform of cultural system, administrating the cultural and artistic industry, directing artistic creativity and production, supporting representation, model and experimental arts and cultural works, administrating nationally important cultural activities, planning and guidance of the construction of key national cultural facilities, making guidelines for cultural market development plans, guiding comprehensive law enforcement in cultural markets, exercising supervision over cultural and art-related commercial operations, as well as supervising the State Administration of Cultural Heritage.



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Qatar Tourism Authority


Qatar Tourism Authority’s (QTA) mission isto plan, regulate, develop and promote sustainable tourism in Qatar with the aim of driving economic growth and social impact and enabling authentic experiences, business facilitation, and family-focused recreation. Offering a range of products and services from culture and heritage, MICE, leisure, sport and education, Qatar’s tourism sector has a rich blend of attractions to suit all tourists.

QTA works to showcase the country’s unique cultural heritage and exciting tourist attractions to lead the transformation of Qatar into a world-class destination with deep cultural roots. With numerous venues for business and 45 four- and five-star hotels, Qatar is already a leading high-end destination for MICE, situated centrally between Europe and Asia.



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Katara


Katara was born out of a long held vision to position the State of Qatar as a cultural beacon a lighthouse of art, radiating in the Middle East through theatre, literature, music, visual art, conventions and exhibitions.

This village shall be a glimpse of the future of a world where people of different cultural backgrounds overcome their national boundaries and embrace common causes to promote a united humanity.

Katara is where the grace of the past meets the splendour of the future.

Keeping pace with the emerging global culture that emphasises the importance of diversity in human development, Katara Cultural Village is the largest and the most multidimensional cultural project of Qatar. It is a place where people come together to experience the cultures of the world. With beautiful theatres, concert halls, exhibition galleries and cutting-edge facilities, Katara aims to become a world leader for multi-cultural activities.

In line with the goals set forward by the Qatar National Vision 2030, Katara serves as a guardian to the heritage and traditions of Qatar and endeavours to spread awareness about the importance of every culture and civilization and as such, Katara hosts international, regional and local festivals, workshops, performances and exhibitions.



PARTNER

Qatar Airways


Qatar Airways, the State of Qatar’s national airline, has seen rapid growth in just 17 years of operation, to the point where today it is flying a modern fleet of 137 aircraft to 144 key business and leisure destinations across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, North America and South America.

On October 30, 2013, Qatar Airways joined the oneworld Alliance, becoming the first Gulf carrier to join a global airline alliance, enabling its customers to benefit from almost 1,000 airports in more than 150 countries, with 14,250 daily departures.

Award-winning carrier Qatar Airways was presented with three honours at the annual Skytrax 2014 World Airline Awards held during the Farnborough Air Show in the UK. The airline was awarded World’s Best Business Class for the second year consecutively, World’s Best Business Class Airline Lounge for the second year consecutively and, Best Airline in the Middle East for the eighth time.

At the Farnborough Air Show, the airline placed an order for 100 Boeing 777X aircraft, taking Qatar Airways’ orders to more than 340 aircraft with a value of US $70 billion. For more information, visit our homepage www.qatarairways.com or our sites on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Instagram, and YouTube.



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Shangri-La Hotel


Shangri-La Hotel, Doha is a bustling business and cultural hub, bringing the gracious Asian charm to the booming capital. Located on the most prestigious district of West Bay, Shangri-La Hotel Doha brings together the renowned hospitality of Shangri-La with the legendary hospitality of the Arabian Gulf.

Each of the 272 brand-new guestrooms and suites features a warm, stylish design and floor-to-ceiling windows that let in an abundance of natural light and showcase stunning views of the city and the Arabian Gulf beyond.

Combining the luxury of space with exclusive benefits, the Horizon Club floors are a stylish haven for travellers. The Horizon Club Lounge, located on the 42nd floor with 360-degree panoramic views of Doha, is the largest of its kind in the city. Horizon Club and suite guests also enjoy access to a dedicated gym that comes complete with a sauna and Jacuzzi. Gracious Shangri-La hospitality extends to 42 luxurious and fully furnished serviced apartments.

Sophisticated cuisines in seven vibrant restaurants and bars await to be discovered, from the interactive all-day dining experience at Sridan to authentic South American favourites at Fuego, classic and contemporary Chinese creations at Shanghai Club (opening soon), creative seafood selection at Yabby, beautifully designed pastries at the Lobby Lounge, light refreshments at the al fresco Pool Bar and signature concoctions and live piano entertainment at The Den.

Shangri-La Hotel, Doha is well positioned to host corporate functions and social events, with the grand, pillar-less Shangri-La Ballroom, and eight smaller meeting rooms grouped around a central pre-function area.