25 February 2008

VCUQatar Announces Qatar Airways as Tasmeem Sponsor

VCUQatar in partnership with the Ministry of Civil Service Affairs and Housing proudly announced Qatar Airways as Tasmeem’s official airline partner. Tasmeem Doha 2008 annual design conference which is open to the public will take place at VCUQatar from 3 – 6 March 2008.

The agreement was signed by Fadi Al Mouqat Sales Manager, who represented Qatar Airways at the university’s headquarters in the Education City, Doha.  

This is the fifth year Qatar Airways is supporting the Tasmeem Design Conference.

Qatar Airways is one of only six airlines in the world with a Five Star ranking for service and excellence awarded by Skytrax, the independent aviation industry monitoring agency. Skytrax also named Qatar Airways’ cabin crew as Best in the Middle East for the fifth year running in 2007 following a survey of more than 15 million passengers worldwide.

Doha-based Qatar Airways will have a fleet of 110 aircraft by 2013 – almost double the existing size. Qatar Airways has ordered 80 Airbus A350s, 60 Boeing 787s and 32 Boeing 777s, with deliveries of the latter having started in November 2007. The airline is a launch customer of the twin-deck Airbus A380 ‘super jumbos’ with five aircraft on order and scheduled for delivery from 2010. Qatar Airways moves to the New Doha International Airport in 2009, when the first phase of the new facility opens.

Tasmeem Doha 2008 open to the public, will include 13 international designers, breakout sessions, design exhibitions and panel discussions. Participants will include practitioners, design professors and students from academic institutions and facilities throughout the world.

The goal of Tasmeem Doha is to engage scholars, students, practitioners and community members in conversations on design. The students, staff and faculty at VCUQatar are looking forward to the fifth year of this annual conference and the international group of designers and professionals who will gather at the university to discuss design and its role in the future.

For more information about Tasmeem 2008 and featured speakers please visit http://www.tasmeemdoha.info

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