The Oilholic is by no means a photojournalist, but there is no harm in pretending to be one armed with a fully automatic Olympus FE-4020 digital camera at such an impressive venue as the Qatar National Convention Centre (QNCC) which was opened to the public for the first time for the 20th World Petroleum Congress when things began here on December 4th.
According to a QNCC spokesperson, the “sheer size (of the building pictured above left), sensational spaces spread over three levels and high-tech solutions have set new standards when it comes to hosting an event as prestigious as the Petroleum Congress.
One supposes that you can brag a little when your venue has 40,000 sq. metres of exhibition space, a conference hall facility for 4,000 delegates, 2,300-seat lyric style theatre, three additional smaller-tiered auditoriums all complete with theatre-style seating, banquet space for up to 10,000 in exhibition halls, 52 meeting rooms, ample space for pre-function logistics, exhibition foyers, lounges, hospitality suites, business centers and more importantly for fellow scribes - impressive media rooms! Phew!
Hope you enjoy the virtual views, as the Oilholic is enjoying them here on the ground.
© Gaurav Sharma 2011. Photos from the 20th World Petroleum Congress being held at the Qatar National Convention Centre, Doha, Qatar © Gaurav Sharma, Dec 2011.