Qatari capital Doha is hosting the United Nations Climate Change Conference at Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) which expect to greet more than 10,000 visitors each day.

Before the start of the event on November 26, the various teams at QNCC have finalised preparations for the arrival of delegates and visitors from around the globe, who are attending COP18/CMP8. Food has been prepared, IT systems have been tested, furniture and audio visual systems are in place in the various meeting areas and offices, the building is spotless from top to bottom and staff members have been drilled on their roles to ensure a seamless and memorable experience for the 17,000 visitors in total who will descend on QNCC. Up to 150 Liaison Officers will act as VIP and protocol liaison points and escorts for high level delegations and heads of state from around the world.

Adam Mather-Brown, General Manager of QNCC said, “QNCC is an integral part of Qatar Foundation’s mission to achieve one of the most dynamic, knowledge- based economies in the world by offering our first-class venue as a hub for international conferences and events. We are supporting Qatar Foundation in its journey to enhance education, science and technology, and community development, and our facilities and venue are a catalyst for the delivery of that vision.”

COP18/CMP8 will run from 26 November to December 7 at the QNCC and will see representatives from 194 nations attend.