DOHA, Qatar – ExxonMobil Qatar and the Qatar Tennis Federation (QTF) jointly hosted a gala dinner last night to launch the Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2018. The event was attended by Qatar’s key business and community leaders and several of the tennis players competing in the 2018, including: Dominic Thiem, Pablo Carreno Busta, Tomas Berdych, and Richard Gasquet.
His Excellency Nasser Al-Khelaifi, President of the Qatar Tennis Federation, and Alistair Routledge, President and General Manager for ExxonMobil Qatar, welcomed the evening’s guests and emphasized the strong partnership and friendship their organizations share.
“I am honored to welcome you to this celebratory launch of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2018 – it’s so wonderful to see so many familiar faces here this evening,” said Routledge. “Today we’re celebrating 26 years of partnership with the Qatar Tennis Federation, and the promise of another spectacular tournament in Doha.”
“Hosting a major sports event has the power to put a city on the map, and the Qatar ExxonMobil Open shines an international spotlight on Doha. It is an iconic sporting venue, and a great example of hospitality and endurance - I am so proud to call it home,” he added.
Tournament Director; Karim Alami said: “We are happy to welcome the world once again to Doha. Qatar is the hub of global sport and we are passionate about tennis. I’ve no doubt that the 2017 Qatar Exxon Mobil Open will surpass the previous editions in all ramifications,”
Qatar ExxonMobil Open 2017, Without any doubt, our tournament has grown over the years to become one of the most keenly contested tennis event in the region and on the ATP Tour and through this event we could move tennis forward in our region and also helped in developing the game with increasing interests” he added
"Over the years, the Qatar Exxon Mobil Open has developed to be one of the most sorts after tennis tournament in the region. We are very happy to welcome the world once again to Doha for a new edition of this prestigious tournament. Once again, lovers of tennis will have the opportunity of watching their stars. This year’s event promises to be one of the greatest and the fans will definitely have a swell time.” Tournament Director Karim Alami said.
ExxonMobil Qatar has been the title sponsor of the Qatar ExxonMobil Open for 24 years, in partnership with the Qatar Tennis Federation. Marking the 26th anniversary of the tournament, this year’s Qatar ExxonMobil Open will run from January 1 – 6, 2018, bringing some of the world’s top players together to compete for the trophy and a share of the prize money.
In line with the Qatar National Vision 2030, ExxonMobil is committed to supporting the State of Qatar’s sustainable development goals. By partnering with local organizations, the company invests in education and professional workforce development programs that promote a highly skilled, motivated and productive workforce that can build a bright future for Qatar.
ExxonMobil, the largest publicly traded international oil and gas company, uses technology and innovation to help meet the world’s growing energy needs. ExxonMobil holds an industry-leading inventory of resources, is the largest refiner and marketer of petroleum products, and its chemical company is one of the largest in the world.
ExxonMobil Qatar Limited is a subsidiary of ExxonMobil Corporation and is the interface point within Qatar for all ExxonMobil affiliated activities.