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Qatar Investment Conference 2023

Thursday / Nov 23 2023 10:00 - 14:00 UTC+3


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Qatar’s economic and business landscape is in a period of remarkable development, driven by efforts to transform it into a global hub of opportunity and innovation. Bolstered by a long-term strategic vision and robust investments, Qatar is working to diversify its economy beyond hydrocarbons, embracing sectors such as finance, technology, and tourism. This diversification drive is underscored by a commitment to nurturing start-ups, fostering entrepreneurship, and attracting foreign direct investment. As Qatar progresses forward, its emphasis on sustainable growth, knowledge-based industries, and international collaboration makes it one of the world’s most dynamic and forward-thinking economies.

Qatar Investment Conference 2023: Qatar National Vision & Beyond will dive into all of these issues and more.


Saad Bin Ali Al Kharji

Chairman, Qatar Tourism

Sheikh. Ahmed Bin Khalid Al-Thani

Assistant Governor, Financial Instruments and Payment Systems, Qatar Central Bank

Sheikh Mansoor Bin Khalifa Al-Thani

Chairman, MBK Holding

Khalid Mohamed Al-Kubaisi

CEO, malomatia

Ahmad Mohamed Al Tayeb

Chief Investment Officer, Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company

Khaled M Al-Suwaidi

Director of Projects, Katara Hospitality

David Cook

CEO, Sharq Insurance

Ioana Popa

Regional Director The Business Year

Ahmed AlMunayes

Managing Director-Qatar, Tap Payments

Sami Zaitoon

Managing Partner, Moore Qatar

Khalid Al Jassim

Senior Business Development Officer, Qetaifan Projects

Sherif Hamouda

Chairman, GV Investments

Silvia Lambiase

Country Editor, The Business Year

Santiago Bañales

Managing Director, Iberdrola Innovation Middle East

Francisco Marmolejo

President of Higher Education, Qatar Foundation

Vanessa Rameix

Country Manager - Qatar The Business Year


Registration & Welcome Networking
Welcome address: Ioana Popa, Regional Director, The Business Year
Keynote speech: HE Saad bin Ali Al Kharji, Chairman, Qatar Tourism
Panel I: Qatar's Remarkable Journey: A Vision for Tourism and Infrastructure Development with: Ahmad Al Tayeb, Chief Investment Officer, Qatari Diar; Khaled Al Suwaidi, Director of Projects, Katara Hospitality; and Khalid Al Jassim, Senior Business Development Officer, Qetaifan Projects
Coffee break
Speech: Sheikh Mansoor Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Chairman, MBK Holding
Guest Speaker: Sheikh Ahmed Bin Khalid Al-Thani, Assistant Governor, Financial Instruments and Payment Systems, Qatar Central Bank
Panel II: Qatar Financial Sector Reshaping Technological Trends in the GCC with: Ahmed Al-Munayes, Managing Director - Qatar, Tap Payments; David Cook, CEO, Sharq Insurance; and Sami Zaitoon, Managing Partner, Moore Qatar
Guest Speaker: Sherif Hamouda, Chairman, GV Investments
Panel III: Innovation for Sustainable Progress: Creating Qatar's Next Business Landscape with: Khalid Mohamed Al-Kubaisi, Chief Executive Officer, malomatia; Francisco Marmolejo, President of Higher Education, Qatar Foundation; and Santiago Bañales, Managing Director, Iberdrola Innovation Middle East
Closing Remarks: Vanessa Rameix, Country Manager, The Business Year
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