After the success of the first and second Qatar Economic Forums that were held in 2006 and 2007, the
Qatar Ministry of Business and Trade and Al-Iktissad Wal Aamal Group are organizing the third annual
Qatar Economic Forum to be held on the 1st and 2nd June, 2009 at the Sheraton Doha Hotel and Resort
in Doha, Qatar.
The forum, which will be 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 will once again, be 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 will also be an ideal venue for meeting and networking with leading Qatari,
Arab and foreign business, finance and investment leaders.
Some of the major topics to be discussed at the Qatar Economic Forum include:
• Upcoming gas and oil projects and their economic impact.
• Industrial development options and priorities, and prospects for the development of
• 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.
The Forum is sponsored by: Qatar National Bank, Qatari Diar, Barwa Real Estate, AMWAL, Qatar
Tourism and Exhibitions Authority, Construction Products Holding Company-CPC, Al Jaber Group,
Commercial Bank of Qatar, Qatar National Bank Alislami, Qatar Islamic Bank, Qatar International
Islamic Bank, Dolmen, Doha Bank, Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation-Kahramaa, Alraya
Newspaper Qatar, Qatar Airways.
The Forum will be held in Cooperation with the Qatari Businessmen Association and the Qatar
To take part in the 3rd Qatar Economic Forum, please complete the enclosed registration form and return
it to one of the addresses listed below. For more information, please log on to www.iktissad.com
Raouf Abou Zaki
Lebanon: P.O. Box: 113/6194, Hamra, Beirut 1103 2100 Tel: +961 1 780200 Fax: +961 1 780206
Riyadh: P.O. Box: 5157 Riyadh 11422 Tel: 966 1 2922769/966 1 2932769 / 966 50 4401367 Fax: 966 1 2931837
Jeddah: P.O.Box 7030 Jeddah 21462 Tel: +966 2 6141855 / 966 50 5683337; Fax: +966 2 6519465
Qatar: Tel: +974 4945563 Fax: +974 4830841
United Arab Emirates: P.O. Box: 55034 Dubai Tel: 971 4 2941441 Fax: 971 4 2941035
Kuwait: Tel: 965 2409552 / 965 7835590 Fax: 965 2409553
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