Doha,27 November 2016 - QNB, the leading financial institution in the Middle East and Africa, has announced its Platinum sponsorship of the 27th Doha International Book Fair organized by the Ministry of Culture and Sports and Dar Al Kutub and to be held at the Qatar National Convention Center (QNCC) from 30 November until 10 December 2016.
QNB’s sponsorship of this important cultural event comes as an important part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program and part of the Bank’s efforts to support cultural events both in Qatar and abroad across its international footprint.
The 10-day fair, which is held this year under the theme “Read” and the vision of the Ministry of Culture and Sports “towards conscious of the need of pure body and an authentic tradition mix”, will showcase over 100,000 books in Arabic and other foreign languages as well as hosting daily seminars and professional workshops by specialized institutions like the Arab Publishers Federation, Katara’s Arab Novel Award, and others.
It is notable that the fair will see the participation of over 490 publishing houses from 33 countries from across the Arab World and beyond, as well as participation from some ministries and academic and cultural institutions in GCC states. The event provides the participating publishers and parties with a chance to showcase their latest publications to the Qatari community.
QNB Group’s presence through its subsidiaries and associate companies extends to more than 30 countries across three continents providing a comprehensive range of advanced products and services.
The total number of employees is more than 27,300 operating through more than 1,200 locations, with an ATM network of more than 4,300 machines