In a landmark ceremony held at the Hilton Doha Hotel, Oryx Publishing and Advertising unveiled the 2017-18 edition of its annual publication Progress Qatar, held under the patronage of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, on Wednesday, March 14, 2018. The event, officially sponsored by Q-Auto, was held to mark Qatar’s achievements in various sectors last year in the face of the blockade imposed on it by some of its neighbours.
Mr. Yousuf Bin Jassim Al Darwish, honourable Chairman of Oryx Publishing & Advertising, and Mr. Faleh Bin Hussein Al Hajri, Director of Research and Cultural Studies Department, Ministry of Culture and Sports, were among the prominent personalities who were present at the function. Mr. Al Hajri attended the event on behalf of HE Salah Bin Ghanem Bin Nasser Al Ali, the Minister of Culture and Sports. Apart from them, members of the press and representatives of the companies who participated in the all-important 14th issue of Progress Qatar attended the event.
During his speech, Mr. Yousuf thanked all the participants of Progress Qatar 2017-18, and said that Qatar’s economy had thrived despite the embargo imposed on it by some countries in June last year. He also stressed the importance of the latest edition of Progress Qatar because it highlighted how well the nation had coped with the situation.
And then, the moment that everyone had been waiting for finally arrived: the unveiling of Progress Qatar 2017-2018 by Mr. Yousuf and Mr. Al Hajri.
This was followed by the awards ceremony – giving away of Progress Qatar 2017-2018 trophies – which was initiated by Mr. Al Hajri receiving an award from Mr. Yousuf. Q Auto, the official sponsor for the event, was then presented with an award by Mr. Yousuf and Mr. Al Hajri, which was received by the company’s general manager Ahmed Shariefi.
A special award was also given to Qatari artist Ali Hassan, whose painting was used for the cover of Progress Qatar 2017-18. Mr. Yousuf and Mr. Al Hajri then presented awards to the representatives of the participating companies who were present at the ceremony.
The event concluded with a group photo of Mr. Yousuf, Mr. Al Hajri and other participants of Progress Qatar 2017-18.
Progress Qatar has been providing detailed analysis of the nation’s developments in various fields – sports, economy, infrastructure, education, health, etc. – for over a decade. The inaugural edition of the yearly book was published in 2003-04.
Oryx Publishing & Advertising has been one of Qatar’s leading media houses for 40 years. The major magazines under its banner are Qatar Today, Qatar Al Youm, T Qatar, and T Qatar (Arabic).
About Q-Auto: Q-Auto was established in July 2012 under the leadership of HE Sheikha Hanadi Bint Nasser Bin Khaled Al Thani. As a dealer, Q-Auto strives to deliver unparalleled levels of quality, commitment and service excellence.