Press Conference Business Etiquette and International Protocol

09 May 2012 QBA premises

QBA Members attended

The Qatari Businessmen Association in partnership with Shoura Business Group announced organizing the first of its kind seminar, “Business Etiquette and International Protocol Seminar” during a press conference that took place on Wednesday May 9th in QBA premises.

The press conference was attended by Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani, QBA Chairman, Dr. Sheikh Khalid Bin Thani Al Thani, QBA 2nd Deputy Chairman and Chairman of Qatar International Islamic Bank, along with Mr. Issa Abdelsalam Abu Issa, QBA Secretary General and Chairman of Al Salam International, and representatives of Shoura Business Group, Mrs. Najat Raheem, CEO of Shoura Business Group, Lamia Al-Barghouti, Shoura’s Advisor, and Rima Arab, Shoura’s Protocol and Etiquette Consultant and Adviser. 

During the conference Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani said that this initiative aligns with QBA’s objectives in providing unique services for the Qatari business community, and aims to attract senior officials and executives in order to help them facilitate trade relations, reduce the cultural and linguistic barriers with their business partners, and provide a professional image for their companies. Moreover Mr. Issa Abu Issa explained that this event targets Qatari businessmen/women and helps them in acquiring business skills and ethics of the International Protocol.

The seminar will take place in St. Regis Hotel, Doha on May 20 till May 22, 2012, and brings along professional renowned speakers in the field, which include:

  • Mrs. Alice Hecht, Former Chief of Protocol in the UN and current Protocol Adviser at the UN Institution of Training & Research
  • Mr. Bertrand Leuba, a Swiss professional and Owner & Founder of Etiquette Masters Co
  • Mr. Ibrahim Saber, a current lecturer at Virginia Commonwealth University on the Art of Film Making
  • Mrs. Rima Arab, a Certified Business Etiquette & International Protocol Consultant
  • A Qatari Expert in International Protocol

At the end of the conference, Sheikh Khalid wished this important event all the success, especially since Qatar has become a business center, where major international companies are located, attracting business delegations from around the world, and thus international protocol and etiquette skills are no longer limited to politicians and diplomats, but have become an urgent need for executives and company owners.