Opening in 2011, the Qatar National Convention Centre will be an unparalleled convention facility, boasting iconic design and cutting edge facilities in a world-first green-technology venue. QNCC is the first of its kind being built to the gold certification of U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED). On completion, the QNCC will provide a venue of choice for regional and national conventions, exhibitions, gala events, concerts, weddings and banquets.
QNCC's sheer size, sensational spaces over three levels and high-tech solutions will set new standards:
40, 000 m2 of exhibition space
Conference hall for 4,000 delegates
2,300-seat lyric style theatre
Three additional tiered auditoriums
Theatre-style seating, banquet space for up to 10,000 in exhibition halls
Total of 57 meeting rooms
Spacious pre-function, exhibition foyers
Luxurious lounges, hospitality suites
Dedicated registration desks, business centre, media rooms
QNCC is located alongside elite universities, research and technology institutions in Education City, a new global hub of ideas and innovation. It is only 20 minutes away from the central business district.
Conventions + Meetings
Opening in 2011, the Qatar National Convention Centre was purpose-built to host the worlds most prestigious gatherings of minds. The Centre's high-end environment is ideal for associations, corporations and organisations who are seeking a venue of choice, as well as those looking to enhance the quality of their meetings.
In keeping with Qatar's emerging status as a global hub of ideas and innovation, QNCC will provide a unique stage hosting a full range of conventions and meetings. QNCC's signature entrance recalls a traditional place of gathering in Qatari culture. Designed by renowned Japanese architect Arata Isozaki, the spectacular facade is symbolic of two intertwined sidra trees. The sidra is a beloved icon in Qatari culture. It is a beacon of learning and comfort in the desert, a shady haven for poets and scholars, who gathered beneath its branches to discuss and impart knowledge.
Opening in 2011, the Qatar National Convention Centre will be an unparalleled convention and exhibition facility, boasting sensational spaces and cutting edge technology. It is the first convention and exhibition centre being built to the gold certification of the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED).
QNCC will have an unrivalled 40,000m2 of exhibition space in nine halls as well as an outdoor exhibition area, luxurious VIP lounges and hospitality suites, 57 meeting rooms, three tiered auditoria and seating for 10,000 in theatre or banquet mode, all with wireless connectivity.
The exhibition halls will feature:
Full colour LED lighting in Exhibition Hall 6
35,000 m2 of modular mobile rigging grids
100% fibre optic connections for all service pits
Full pit and trench services system throughout, free of permanent services congestion
Offices for exhibition organisers, dedicated registration facilities and well-appointed hospitality suites will complement the Centre's exhibition space.
Opening in 2011, Qatar National Convention Centre will be an unrivalled setting for a special event or occasion. QNCC's event management team is headed by Director of Operations Cathy Neagle, a highly skilled professional experienced in meeting the complex demands of global events organisers.
Dramatic spaces, beautifully appointed settings and upscale finishes all provide the perfect environment for conference luncheons, cocktail receptions, corporate dinners or extravagant themed events. The Centre's topflight catering team is committed to pleasing even the most discerning guests.
Celebrating a wedding in this venue of choice will be a truly memorable occasion, whether it's a grand and elegant affair in a stunning ballroom or an intimate and romantic one in a private sanctuary. Specially tailored packages including inspired menus will add the coveted unique touch.
Like the sidra tree its design symbolises, QNCC is the perfect gathering place for the local community and guests. Whether it's for social or intellectual interaction, the centre extends its warmest welcome to the Qatar community.
QNCC is the perfect setting for concerts and performance events attracting up to 2,300 people. The Centre's theatre will have tiered seating, an orchestra pit and cutting edge acoustic, lighting and communications technology.
With expertise from around the globe, QNCC's professional team will work in partnership to ensure the success of every event. Moving closer to opening in 2011, the range of on-line publications and forms will be expanded to assist in the advance planning and preparation of each event. For planning ease, select documents available to create a personalised portfolio combined into one easy to read document.
With veteran Executive Chef Detlef Haupt at the helm of a talented catering team, QNCC will offer guests of the Centre a world-class dining experience, whether it's an intimate gathering or a gala celebration on a grand scale. The Centre's full service, in-house catering facilities are geared for any size event, from boardroom breakfasts to grand scale gala receptions.
Using select local produce, exotic spices and seafood fresh from the Persian Gulf mixed with a flair and creativity, QNCC's catering team is intent on making a mark with its culinary repertoire. The diverse range of menus will feature international cuisine prepared and presented to standards that will please the most discerning, "well-travelled" palates. The finest of regional cuisine, including traditional Arabic feasts, will be a standard feature of the Centres offering which will delight those in search of exotic taste experiences to match the destination.
Catering for the needs of a wide range of event attendees from different ethnic groups, as well as those with special dietary needs will be easily accommodatedvegan, halal, kosher and other menus will be available on request.
The catering menu will include:
Luncheon Table Service
Lunch and Dinner Buffets
Sandwich Menu, Seated or Buffet
Hot and Cold Hors D'oeuvres
Dinner Table Service