Qatar Motor Show organization has held a press conference in Frankfurt, during which it provided details and insight into the 2012 Qatar Motor Show due to be held under the under the patronage of HE the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor Al Thani in Doha from January 25 to 28, 2012 . Among the exciting news was confirmation that Formula 1 will use the opportunity of the Qatar Motor Show to reveal a new team for the 2012-2013 season, Qatar Motor Show organization said in a press release. It was also revealed that a major announcement will be made related to the electric vehicle and hybrid industry. Boosted by the success of the inaugural edition, it was announced that an expansion of the exhibition space was required to accommodate the increased demand for space by exhibitors. Also confirmed was the presence of the world’s most well-known car manufacturers, hints of new car reveals and concept cars, and multiple entertainment activities. "Qatar, as a country, has grown in stature on the world stage over the past half-decade," stated Ahmed Al Nuaimi, Chairman of Qatar Tourism Authority and one of the event’s organizers. "In 2022 our country will host the FIFA World Cup. This year we will host the Pan Arab Games and the 20th World Petroleum Congress. We are also bidding for the 2017 World Athletic Championships and the 2020 Olympics. But it is not just these mega events that are driving visitors to Qatar, it’s our commitment to staging events of cultural and commercial significance to the GCC region and beyond," said Al Nuaimi. For 2012, it has been confirmed that all 36 brands that took part in the inaugural show have confirmed their presence for 2012: Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW, Bugatti, Cadillac, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Citroen, CMC, Dodge, Ford, GMC, Honda, Infiniti, Jaguar, Jeep, Lamborghini, Land Rover, Lexus, Lincoln, Lotus, Maserati, Mercedes, Mini, Nissan, Peugeot, Porsche, Proton, Range Rover, Rolls Royce, Skoda, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo and ZX Auto. Organizers hinted at some exciting and well known newcomers for 2012 – including Ferrari among others, the Qatar Motor Show organization said. About 90,000 visitors have attended the first international edition of the Qatar Motor show 2011.