DOHA, Qatar, Mar 21 (NNN-QNA) – The eighth edition of Qatar International Food Festival (QIFF), returns this year with a focus on cultural diversity and home-grown culinary talent.

Kicking off on Mar 29, and running for 11 days at Hotel Park, as the main festival venue, the Festival has grown even bigger this year, with a 20 percent increase in participants, compared to the previous year.

Hotel Park carries four levels of underground parking, with over 2,500 spaces that makes the venue easily accessible for thousands of visitors, to enjoy the festival with ease and comfort.

Director of Festivals and Tourism Events at Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA), Mashal Shahbik, said, this year’s festival is not only longer, but has attracted a significant increase in the number of participants, including young

entrepreneurs and local businesses, sign up to use this platform to showcase themselves and grow their client base.

Chief Corporate Services Officer at Katara Hospitality, Salem Al Kubaisi, stated that QIFF has become a beacon for Qatar’s growing hospitality industry.

The 8th QIFF features several partners, including Doha Film Institute (DFI), JEEM TV, Qatar Foundation (QF), Qatar Culinary Professionals (QCP) and Qatar University Culinary Club, in addition to, international embassies in Doha.

As part of the QIFF, FOODEX, a B2B exhibition, slated to run from Apr 2-4, at Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre, will showcase the business side of food, tracing a meal’s journey from farm to fork.– NNN-QNA

Source: NAM News Network