Largest convention to-date draws closer to Doha

THE QATAR National Convention Centre (QNCC) in Doha will in three weeks’ time host the United Nations’ Framework Convention on Climate Change 2012, which will bring an unprecedented number of delegates to the destination.

The event, spanning November 26 to December 7, will utilise QNCC’s complete inventory of spaces, including 40,000m2 of indoor exhibition space and 3,500m2 of outdoor exhibition area.

Another 76 meeting rooms will be constructed – in addition to the existing 52 – to accommodate all delegation offices and work areas.

Adam Mather-Brown, general manager of QNCC, said: “This is definitely a substantial event considering that many meetings will run simultaneously and require a level of efficiency from our staff to ensure that tight turnarounds and requirements are delivered.

“We have been planning this event for almost a year now and we are currently setting up many of the venues to ensure that we bring the event to life on schedule.”

Meetings are expected to run past midnight, and, as a result, the centre will be operating on a 24-hour basis. To ensure a seamless service delivery, there will be some 5,000 staff on duty round-the-clock, including volunteers and support staff who are currently undergoing intensive training.

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