More than 150 Qatari companies have yet confirmed their participation in "Made in Qatar 2013" exhibition, organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Qatar in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy and Industry from January 16 to 18, 2013 at the Doha International Exhibition Centre. QCCI expects the participation of more than 200 companies from various sectors, which are grouped in four sections - Manufacturing and Food Industries; Petrochemicals; General; and Medium and Small Enterprises (SMEs). QCCI Chairman, HE Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim al-Thani stressed QCCI's keenness to make the exhibition a major platform in Qatar helping national products to reach international markets. This event is a serious effort to contribute to the building and the national economy and enhance the performance of various sectors, especially in the field of industry, as the essential foundation to diversify sources of national income, and the best use of available resources to achieve the Finally the interest of future generations, he added. For his part, QCCI deputy chairman Mohamed bin Tawar al-Kuwari told Qatar News Agency (QNA) that this year's edition will feature lectures and seminars that would discuss means of developing and financing local industries and the role of government agencies in support of SMEs. Qatar Development Bank (QDB); Qatar Authority for the Development of SMEs; the Ministry of Energy and Industry; and Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC) were invited to take part in these side events aimed at promoting SMEs, which make a vital contribution to the national economy of Qatar. The event will showcase high quality products, industries and businesses in Qatar. The event is also aimed at encouraging partnerships among the business community in Qatar and development of industrial sector within the country. The expo reaffirms Qatar National Vision 2030 diversifying the country’s economy from the traditional sectors of oil and gas and expanding it sources of generating national income.