QNCC is located on Qatar Foundation’s 2,500-acre campus, which hosts faculties from world-renowned universities such as Weill Cornell, Texas A&M, and Georgetown, as well as home-grown centers such as Sidra Medical and Research Center, Qatar Science & Technology Park, and Al Jazeera Children’s Channel.
QNCC was conceived with a focus on sustainability. The Centre was built according to US Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) gold-certification standards.
The building is designed to operate efficiently with innovations such as water conservation and energy-efficient fixtures, and it is approximately 32 percent more efficient compared with a similarly designed building without such innovations. One of the features is the 3,500sq m of solar panels providing 12.5 percent of the Centre's energy needs. The exhibition halls have extremely energy-efficient LED lighting. Many other integrative design elements are being adapted to achieve the highest level of environmental and sustainable standards.
Only in our second year of operations, we are proud to have received the following recognition :
Best Events Venue by Middle East Event Awards 2013
Middle East’s Leading Exhibition & Convention Centre by World Travel Awards 2012
Best Convention Centre in Middle East
by MICE Report Awards 2012
Best Congress & Convention Centre, Middle East by Business Destinations Travel Awards 2012
Gold Medal for Arabic Mezza at Salon Culinaire 2012
Our clients are kind enough to share their feedback on the working relationship with us. Here’s what they say :
Dr. Michael Sutcliffe, COP18/CMP8 Advisor
"The size, scale and complexity of COP18/CMP8 required a venue that met that challenge and most importantly a management team with the experience to plan ahead, think on their feet and deliver on time. This the excellent QNCC team did and more. Not only were they able to use their magnificent building to great effect but the management team were world class and ensured that in addition to what existed, that the hundreds of offices, scores of meeting rooms, around 200 exhibition spaces and real-time ICT communicating with the world could be delivered on time and with a smile. Catering services were outstanding and the QNCC team deserve the congratulations of all for doing the State of Qatar, Qatar Foundation and the 17,000 accredited attendees proud."
Tim Elliot, WRG Deputy Managing Director
"Doha is centrally located and very accessible, with regular mid-haul flights available from all continents. The ideal destination for global businesses, the city itself is relatively compact, with cultural points of interest situated in close proximity to the major businesses and hotels. For corporate guests, I can recommend the Qatar National Convention Centre. Its state-of-the-art facilities and superb in-house management team make it a pleasure to work in."
Dr. Pierce Riemer, Director General - World Petroleum Council
"The combination of Qatar's passion and commitment to excel in the future direction of our industry, their focus on becoming a global knowledge leader, and the outstanding facilities of the Qatar National Convention Centre make it a vibrant, exciting choice to host our 20th World Petroleum Congress in 2011."