Qatar Petroleum (QP) announced as ROTA 4th Gala Dinner Silver Sponsor | Press Releases

Qatar Petroleum (QP) announced as ROTA 4th Gala Dinner Silver Sponsor
28 November 2011

  • Celebrities and Sports Stars head Gala Dinner VIP Guest List
  • Charity Auction items feature chance to attend Barcelona vs. Real Madrid ‘El Classico’
  • Unique Qatari Artwork by Yousef Ahmed Gunpowder drawing by Cai Guo-Quang
  • Gala Dinner guests have chance to own exclusive Porsche Panamera 4S Exclusive Middle East Edition

Qatar Petroleum (QP), the company responsible for all phases of the oil and gas industry in Qatar, is once again demonstrating the corporation’s commitment to the progress of Qatar as the exclusive Silver Sponsor of the 4th Reach Out To Asia (ROTA) Gala Dinner.

“QP: ROTA GALA DINNER SILVER SPONSOR” branding will be prominently displayed prior to and during the glittering 12th December event, taking place at Katara Cultural Village under the auspices, and in the presence of, His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, The Amir of Qatar and Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser, Qatar Foundation Chairperson

“As a responsible corporate citizen, supporting ROTA and its programs in Qatar and throughout Asia is consistent with QP’s corporate values. As such, we are delighted to be ROTA Gala Dinner Silver Sponsor and show our support for ROTA’s goals of education for all, today, tomorrow and forever,” said Mr. Sultan Al Abdulla, QP PR and Communications Manager.

The country’s largest company, Qatar Petroleum ( is responsible for all phases of the oil and gas industry in Qatar. Principal activities cover exploration, drilling production, storage and transport and sale of crude oil, natural gas liquids, liquefied natural gas, gas-to-liquids, refined products, petrochemicals and fertilizers, helicopter and financing services.

“QP is Qatar’s most influential corporation and an enthusiastic ROTA supporter. We are delighted that QP shares our belief that ROTA represents a chance to make a commitment to a better world, that our vision of a better future through education is shared by Qatar’s world class organizations,” said ROTA Director Mr. Essa Al Mannai.

In keeping with ROTA’s belief that sport can be an effective method of improving educational standards, promoting gender equality, and developing community cohesion. MC for the 4th ROTA Gala Dinner is a five-time Olympian, Olympic Silver Medalist and member of the ‘Champions for Peace’ movement, Charmaine Crooks.

Leading Arab sportsmen and women head the ROTA Gala Dinner celebrity list which features Qatar’s World Rally Champion and Olympian Nasser Al-Attiyah, Kuwait’s fencing superstars Lulwa and Balsam Al-Ayoub and Olympic Gold Medallist judo player Djamel Bouras. Representing the regional celebrities, we will haveKuwaiti singer Nawal, Qatari actor Ghanim Al-Sulaiti and famous Kuwaiti actress Hayat Al Fahad.

Gala Dinner guests will be entertained by UAE singer Hussein Al Jassmi and the Grammy award-winning Korean soprano, Sumi Jo.

The Gala Dinner will be followed by an extraordinary charity auction, managed by the world famous auction house Sotheby’s. On exclusive offer for Gala Dinner guests will be a unique selection of luxury items including a Porsche Panamera 4S Exclusive Middle East Edition, a unique Qatari Artwork by Yousef Ahmed and Gunpowder drawing by Cai Guo – Qiang

Football fans will have the chance to bid for 4 VIP tickets for the FC Barcelona versus Real Madrid ‘El Clasico’ match at Barcelona’s Nou Camp stadium in April 2012. The lot also includes a private tour of the Nou Camp stadium and a signed match ball and shirt.

“Sport plays a vital role in ROTA’s educational and humanitarian programs,” confirms Essa Al-Mannai. “We were proud supporters of the Qatar 2022 Bid Committee and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Cup 2011 in Qatar, our ‘Generation Amazing’ youth development through football initiative has benefitted 3,000 students in Pakistan and Nepal and we are partnering with the AFC for ‘Dream Asia’, a major new educational, social and cultural project promoting the importance of education for the youth of Asia.”

The 4th ROTA Gala Dinner takes place at Katara Cultural Village on Monday 12th December 2011.

For further information please contact:

Krikor Khatchikian

Senior Account Manager

Cohn&Wolfe Public Relations, Doha, Qatar

Telephone: +974 4428 3177