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WATCH: BigB Meetup to celebrate the gift of life under “This Ability” theme

WATCH: BigB Meetup to celebrate the gift of life under “This Ability” theme

By QLNews

A unique initiative that brings the community together to look at the goodness of individuals and appreciate the gift of life, the BigB Meetup is back with its third edition.

All set to take place on April 20 at one of Doha’s most iconic hotels, Al Aziziyah Boutique Hotel, the BigB Meetup 3.0 will embrace the theme: “This Ability- Championing people who are differently abled.” The event will see four differently-abled speakers enlighten the community with their stories.

The BigB community events are the brainchild of Bosco Menezes, well-known Doha-based photojournalist and a popular social media activist. With Goan roots, Menezes grew up in Qatar and has more than 20 years of experience in the marketing and media field with a professional eye for photography.

Under his own brand Big B Fotografi, he has taken the lead to organize some major meetups and photo exhibitions in Doha over the last years.

The meetups, which serve as a platform to connect locals and expats in Qatar, spring from a desire to inspire, inform, educate and spread the news of good deeds performed by individuals and groups of people in everyday life, with hopes of such spirit to affect the wider community.

The first bigbmeetup that highlighted “wellness” was held in April 2018 at the Torch Doha Hotel. The event saw the attendance of well-known Qatari and expat socialites, including the beIN Sports TV presenter and sports analyst, Mohammed Saadon Al Kuwari, who was the keynote speaker.

The second meetup, in February this year, celebrated Qatar National Sports Day and featured Abdulla Al Hammadi, Qatari cyclist and Frenchmen Pierre Daniel, Ultra runner and Guinness book of world record holder, as anchor speakers.

The third BigB Meetup will be held at the large outdoor terrace of Blue restaurant, located on the first level of Al Aziziyah Boutique Hotel. The event will be held in partnership with key companies such as, Qatar Living and LG Jumbo Electronics, I Love Qatar as its event partners.

The master of ceremonies will be Ahmed Al Shahrani while Menezes will be launching the BigB Fotografi Awards during the event.

Among the speakers at the upcoming event are:

AbdulRahman Abdulqader – Qatari Para athlete and Rio Para Olympics medalist

Faisal Al Mosawi - Kuwaiti Guinness’s Book of World record for the fastest 10km scuba dive

Mariam Al Mulla - Qatari special needs Artist

Ismail Binyusaf – A differently-abled expat who is a champion volunteer

Mohammed Al Hayder – Life Coach

Jose Saucedo – Lead Volunteer at Doha Environmental Actions Project (DEAP)

The event will run for a total of 2 hours from 4pm to 6pm. About 100 participants from organizations caring for differently-abled individuals such as Shafallah, Hope Qatar, Best Buddies Qatar in addition to people from the expat and local community are expected to join the event. 

Commenting on the event, General Manager of the Al Aziziyah Boutique Hotel, Wael Al Sharif said, “We are very happy and honoured to host this event. The meetup greatly complements our property’s philosophy, and we look forward to welcoming all guests to enjoy this inspirational event”.

Al Aziziyah Boutique Hotel, located in Doha’s impressive Aspire Zone, is one of the very few city’s urban country estates with a large outside space and lush greenery. With the charm of an English country house and its unique Victorian style, this hidden haven prides itself on high quality services and focus on detail and with the addition of the lush greenery and its polished gardens, it brings a breath of fresh air in the middle of Doha.

To register for the event, click here. For any other event-related inquiries and additional details, contact The Torch Doha at +974 4445 5555 or info@thetorchdoha.com or the Bosco Menezes through his social media accounts.

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Cover Image Credit: group photo from the first BigBMeetup 
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