Al Baker said that Qatar Airways will look to firm the 30 options that they hold for the 787 though no timing was given.
The interesting question is now which model and when will they be delivered. As some readers may recall, Qatar Airways staff had a tense relationship with Boeing workers at Charleston where Boeing had decided that Qatar's 787-8s would be built. Thus if they selects the 787-10 can Qatar's staff work with the Boeing Charleston staff? Certainly if Qatar firms up the 787-9 they can be built in Everett but at the end of the day Qatar will choose the right mix of 787s regardless of where they're built.
As to when they firm it up, well I had expected that to happen at the Paris Air Show this pat summer. I also had expectation of an announcement today (I'm sure Boeing and Al-Baker did talk about firming the options behind close doors) but I think it may happen late next month if it is to happen before year end but quite possibly we can see the order at next week's Dubai Air Show.