Type of event

  • National trade and development Convention

Event overview

The thirteenth United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD XIII) was held at the Qatar National Convention Centre from the 21 to 26 April 2012. The focus for the conference was the effect the global economy can have in spreading its benefits more inclusively and sustainably, creating jobs and raising living standards for poor people and nations.

Overview/brief of Showforce’s involvement

We were commissioned to provide local and international technical support staff, for a variety of roles, to the Conference; from production managers, riggers, AV, sound, lighting and video technicians worked throughout the Qatar National Convention Center.


Out of a one hundred strong team, forty were C-Grade simultaneous translation headset operators, employed from the local area. Given the subject matter of the event it was important to involve the local community and utilise the resources they had there. In total, the Showforce team, were onsite for sixteen days.