Doha Business Roundtable - Gulf 2020: scenario planning in a post-crisis world economy

29 Sep 2009 Ritz Carlton, Doha

QBA Members attended

Can Qatar and other Gulf states emerge as relative winners from the global recession, or will the current turmoil undermine the region’s growth potential?

Economist Conferences’ Doha Business Roundtable will take a long-term view, focusing on the future growth potential for Qatar and the GCC from a local, regional and global perspective. You’ll be able to hear the results of new Economist Intelligence Unit research focusing on the GCC’s prospects to 2020.

Qatari Businessmen Association has partnered with the Economist Conferences to bring local business leaders to the Roundtable, which will witness outstanding participation of key business people and experts from several regions.

Speakers confirmed include:

  • Chair: Simon Cox, Economics Correspondent, The Economist
  • Fadi Ghandour, Chief Executive Officer, Aramex
  • Tarek Rabah, Markets Company President, AstraZeneca Gulf States
  • John Defterios, Presenter, Market Place Middle East, CNN International
  • Jane Kinninmont, Editor/Economist, Middle East and North Africa, Economist Intelligence Unit
  • Chris Gibson-Smith, Chairman, London Stock Exchange
  • Joseph Ghossoub, Chief Executive Officer, The Holding Group and President, International Advertising Association
  • Mike Moore, Former Director General, World Trade Organisation and Former Prime Minister, New Zealand

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