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Who Qualifies?

Hosted Buyer Qualification, Do I qualify?

To be accepted on the Hosted Buyer Program, all applicants will be required to demonstrate the international business that they have to place.

To ensure that only the top industry decisions makers attend, All QNTC Hosted Buyers must undergo a strict qualification process, ensuring that only the top Meetings Industry decision makers and budget holders attend.


Qualifying criteria

To qualify for the Hosted Buyers program the applicant must be importers, wholesalers, distributors, field specialists, Heads of Body/Organization/ Association.

The approval of any hosted buyer belonging to professional sectors/categories not included in the above is subject to the Organizer’s final decision. The hosted buyers of all exhibitions must have purchase authority and be final decisions makers for this matter.

Furthermore, they have to commit to attending at least fifteen individual appointments during their visit at the Exhibition with exhibitors of their choice, while accepting additional appointments that may be arranged for them either by the competent Hosted Buyers Team or requested by the exhibitors themselves among the Qatari SME’s participating.

To be accepted as Hosted buyer, applicant should meet strict qualifying criteria. The organizer may contact the applicant and/or appropriate meetings suppliers or other sources to verify the information on her/his application.

To qualify as a QNTC Hosted Buyer, you must:

  • Have future business to place (especially in Qatar or the Gulf region)
  • Give evidence of past business placed outside of your home country
  • Be a senior decision maker with the authority to procure products and services

You also need to:

  • Indicate the number of Turnover your company holds annually
  • Advise the level of annual budget you manage

We will ask for the above information when you complete the online registration form.


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