Qatar Hospitality Expo 2016 is an essential exhibition for the booming hospitality, hotel, restaurant and cafeteria sectors in Qatar. The countdown to the event began this year; the remaining days are less than 100 days after the opening event. The exhibition will run from 18 to 20 October at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center under the patronage of HE Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim bin Mohammed Al Thani, Minister of Economy and Trade. The event, which has been licensed by the Qatar Tourism Authority, will be one of the most important hospitality events in the region as it covers all areas of the hotel business and franchise market in the Gulf region. The exhibition is designed to be a platform for meeting with hospitality professionals in the region. In addition, franchise brands, hotel groups, bankers and consultants will be allowed to meet and build new business opportunities with hotel and franchise investors.