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QATAR INVESTMENT SUMMIT 2022

Monday / Sep 19 2022 09:00 - 13:00 UTC+3
West Bay Area, Qatar

Overview

Winning hosting rights for the 2022 FIFA World Cup has revolutionized Qatar’s approach to economic growth. Strategies have been developed to ensure that every sector of the economy reaps the benefits. And as the final countdown to kickoff begins, the authorities hope their efforts will ensure a long-lasting legacy. This event is a chance to showcase what opportunities the tournament presents.

Qatar isn’t new to economic miracles. It recently emerged from a four-year blockade stronger and more self-sufficient, and deftly managed the worst impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Particularly impressive is progress it has made in food security, energy transition, living standards, infrastructure, and the green economy.

This event, Qatar Investment Conference 2022, held on September 19, will celebrate the launch of The Business Year: Qatar 2022, 2022 FIFA World Cup Special Edition, which features dozens of interviews with business leaders from across the economy, as well as a range of news and analysis—it is the handbook to own for prospective investors in Qatar as it leaves the blockade and COVID-19 behind it and as the world looks on this winter.

The event will include a series of panel discussions where members of the public and private sectors will discuss a range of pertinent topics, from the beautiful game to Qatar National Vision 2030, the growth of smart cities, the case for cleaner energy, digitalization, and more.

Program

9:15  Welcome Note: Ioana Popa, Regional Director Middle East,  The Business Year

9:20 Official Launch of The Business Year: Qatar 2022, World Cup Special Edition, Nataly Almanza, Country Manager, Qatar

9.30 Panel 1 – Stable & Resilient Growth

Moderator
Seif Hourani, Strategy Partner, Consulting HAUS

Panelists
– Gudni Stiholt Adalsteinsson, Acting Chief Executive Officer, Doha Bank
– David Cook, Chief Executive Officer, Sharq Insurance

10.35 Speech: Sustainable Business Models: Ghanim AlSulaiti, CEO and Founder, Enbat Holding

10.50 Panel 2 – Sustainability & ESG Initiatives

Panelists
– Ghassan Kosta, Country Manager, Google Cloud Qatar
– Dr. Fadi Nasser, CCO, Meeza
– Ali Al-Shabibi, Partner, KPMG Qatar
– Simon Alexander, Regional Operations Manager, Qatar Lulu Group International

12.00pm Panel 3 – World Cup Preparation & Legacy

Moderator
Venkat Krishnaswamy, Partner, Head of Advisory, KPMG in Qatar

Panelists
– Sheikh Nasser Bin Abdulaziz Al Thani, Head of Business Development, Qetaifan Projects
– Ashraf Abu Issa, Chairman, AbuIssa Holding
– Faisal Abdulla KH Al Mana, Vice Chairman, RC Al Mana
– Ahmed Khellil Abbassi, Executive Director, Competitions & Football Development, Qatar Stars League (QSL)

Speakers

Seif Hourani Hourani

Partner, Head of Strategy, Consulting HAUS

Ali Al-Shabibi

Partner, KPMG Qatar

Ghassan Kosta

Country Manager, Google Cloud Qatar

Ashraf Abu Issa

Chairman, AbuIssa Holding

Venkat Krishnaswamy

Partner, Head of Advisory, KPMG in Qatar

Sheikh Nasser Bin Abdulaziz Al Thani

Head of Business Development, Qetaifan Projects

Dr. Fadi Nasser

Chief Commercial Officer, MEEZA

Dr. Ahmed Khellil Abbassi

Executive Director of Competitions and Football Development, Qatar Stars League

Ioana Krempanszky Popa

Regional Director for Middle East, The Business Year

Nataly Almanza Madrid

Country Manager, The Business Year

Gudni Stiholt Adalsteinsson

Acting CEO, Doha Bank

David Cook, Chief Executive Officer, Sharq Insurance Cook

CEO, Sharq Insurance

Simon Alexander

Regional Operations Manager, Qatar Lulu Group International

Faisal Abdulla KH Al Mana

Vice Chairman, RC Al Mana

Ghanim Al-Sulaiti

CEO & Founder, Enbat Holding

Venue
Hilton Doha Hotel (Nashira Ballroom)
Diplomatic District Street
West Bay Area,
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