Qatar has been chosen to host the Web Summit in 2024, a decision driven by the country’s successful delivery of the FIFA World Cup in 2022 and its impressive infrastructure, according to Qatar Tourism COO Berthold Trenkel. Trenkel highlighted in a recent panel discussion the reasons behind selecting Qatar as the host country for the event, citing Qatar Airways’ network and the open visa regime as major selling points. The Web Summit is expected to attract over 7,500 attendees, more than 600 startups, and over 300 investors from the Middle East, Africa, and Southeast Asian nations. It will take place from February 26 to 29, 2024, at DECC.
Qatar’s exceptional ease in organizing Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions (MICE) events can be attributed to its reputation as one of the most open nations in the world and its streamlined visa scheme. This is made possible through the recently relaunched Hayya platform, which offers event organizers a seamless process for obtaining visas. Qatar’s efficient B2B visa solutions ensure that securing the necessary visas for participants will be a hassle-free experience. The country’s unwavering commitment to optimizing the potential of any MICE event guarantees that organizers and attendees can expect unparalleled support and access to resources, thereby ensuring the success of their respective events, the COO said.