3rd Qatar Economic forum

01 Jun 2009 Sheraton Hotel

QBA Members attended

After the success of the first and second Qatar Economic Forums that were held in 2006 and 2007 , the Qatari Businessmen Association ,the Qatar Ministry of Business and Trade and Al-Iktissad Wal Aamal Group organized the third annual Qatar Economic Forum that was held on the 1st and 2nd June, 2009 at the Sheraton Doha Hotel and Resort in Doha, Qatar.

The forum, which was held under the patronage of HH the Deputy Emir and Heir Apparent Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, holds particular significance in view of the fast pace of economic growth and development in Qatar and it is once again, a unique opportunity to keep track of what is happening in Qatar's dynamic economy, and of the huge investment and business prospects that it offers. The forum also considered to be an ideal venue for meeting and networking with leading Qatari, Arab and foreign business, finance and investment leaders.

3rd Qatar Economic forum was attended by business Leaders and professionals from all over the world . from QBA Shk. Faisal Bin Qassim Al-Thani Chairman of QBA attended the forum, Mr. Hussein Ibrahim Al Fardan Deputy Chairman of QBA, Mr. Issa Abdull Salam Abu Issa Secretary General of QBA and QBA Board Members Shk. Nawaf Bin Nasser Al-Thani, Mr. Abdullh Bin Nasser Al-Misnad, Shk. Hamad Bin Faisal Al-Thani and QBA Members Mr. Sherida Saad Jubran Al-Kaabi, Mr. Maqbool Habeeb Khalfan, Shk. Nasser Bin Hamad Al-Thani, Mr. Ali Abdull Reda Mashhadi, Mr. Salah Murad, Mr. Nasser Sulaiman Al-Haidar.

The speakers list contains a number of significant speakers representing key business and financial institutions such as: H.E. Sheikha Hanadi Nasser Bin Khaled Al Thani, Chief Executive Officer of “Al Waab City” Real Estate Development Project, Qatar, Dr. Ibrahim Ibrahim, Secretary-General, General Secretariat for Planning Development of Qatar, Sheikh Mohamed bin Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani, Chairman, Qatar-Connect ,Mr. Issa Abu Issa, Chairman and CEO, Salam International Company, Qatar ,Dr. Henry Azzam, Chief Executive Officer-Middle East and North Africa, Deutsche Bank, Mr. Salah Al Jaidah, Chief Executive Officer, Qatar Islamic Bank, H.E. Badr Al Humaidi, Chairman, Triple E Holding - Emtiyaz Engineering & Energy, Kuwait, H.E. Dr. Yousef Al Zalzalah, former Minister of Trade & Industry, Kuwait

Some of the major topics that were discussed at the Qatar Economic Forum included:

  • Upcoming gas and oil projects and their economic impact.
  • Industrial development options and priorities, and prospects for the development of manufacturing industry.
  • Plans to develop new economic areas and investment opportunities in these areas.
  • Qatar's developing role as a regional financial center: prospects and challenges
  • Infrastructure projects and related contracting opportunities
  • Developments and investment opportunities in the real estate sector
  • Main problems and challenges arising from rapid growth