COP 18 to take place in Qatar with attendees including Coca-Cola

The Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) will take centre stage and host Qatar's largest conference to date - the United Nations' Framework Convention on Climate Change 2012 (COP18/CMP8), with attendees from companies including Coca-Cola and Eskom.

COP 18 to take place in Qatar with attendees including Coca-Cola
COP 18 to take place in Qatar with attendees including Coca-Cola
The event which will take place from 26 November to 7 December and is expected to attract an "unprecedented" number of delegates to Doha, representing the United Nations, its specialised agencies and related organisations, governments, non-government and inter-government agencies, civil societies, corporates and global media.

All the spaces and meeting rooms in QNCC will be utilised during this event including 40,000sqm of indoor exhibition space and the 3,500sqm of outdoor exhibition area.

Whilst the venue is already equipped with 52 meeting rooms, an additional 76 meeting areas will be erected to accommodate all the delegation offices and work areas, making a total of 128 meeting spaces. There will be two halls reserved for plenary sessions for up to 2,000 delegates each, two auditoria as press conference rooms and 21 food outlets located in the centre with a further 18 service areas around QNCC.

Adam Mather-Brown, general manager of QNCC, said: "Looking closely at the logistics and floor plans, this is definitely a substantial event considering that many meetings will run simultaneously and will require a level of efficiency from our staff to ensure that tight turnarounds and event requirements are delivered. We have been planning this event for almost one year now and we are currently setting up many of the venues to ensure that we bring the event to life on schedule.

There will be around 5,000 staff on duty round-the-clock including volunteers and support staff who are currently undergoing training.

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