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Tourism

Join Qatar's financial revolution. The QFC’s strategy focuses on financial services industries such as FinTech, Islamic Finance, Capital Markets and Asset Management.

The government is actively promoting Qatar as a regional centre for fintech, which will act as a catalyst to drive innovation and growth forward, making it the perfect time and place to join the FinTech revolution.

Opportunities exist within digital payments, money management, lending, remittances and investments.

Financial Services

Responding to a globally accelerated digitisation of trade, commerce and service, Qatar has emerged as a regional FinTech hub in recent years. A thought-leader in the field, QFC has rolled out a series of innovative initiatives, from the QFC Tech Circle to the QFC Tech Talk Series, that support digital innovation, knowledge-exchange, and entrepreneurship. A growing number of FinTech firms continue to register with the QFC to seize the lucrative business opportunities within the country’s Digital Payments, SME Enabling Tech, Insurtech, Regtech, and Islamic FinTech.

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Digital

Join Qatar's financial revolution. The QFC’s strategy focuses on financial services industries such as FinTech, Islamic Finance, Capital Markets and Asset Management.

The government is actively promoting Qatar as a regional centre for fintech, which will act as a catalyst to drive innovation and growth forward, making it the perfect time and place to join the FinTech revolution.

Opportunities exist within digital payments, money management, lending, remittances and investments.

Digital & Media

Qatar’s thriving digital sector extends collaborative opportunities with recognised brands and industry leaders across ministries, government agencies, and public and private enterprises. 

A large part of economic recovery in the post-COVID-19 environment will be built around technology and digitisation. In Qatar, the industry envisages project investments of USD 80+ billion in next few years. 

Currently, per capita digital spending in Qatar exceeds the Middle East average by 12 times. By 2023, it is expected to further increase by 140% to around USD 3.2 billion, driven by leading tech segments such as Cloud Computing, Cyber Security, IoT, Analytics, AI, Blockchain, AR/VR, ERP, IT Consulting, System Integration, Custom Application Design, and e-commerce; in addition to key verticals such as Defense & Security, Energy & Utilities, BFSI, Industrial, Logistics & Transportation, Telecom, Consumer Products, and Sports.

QFC offers competitive benefits and incentives to digital service firms looking to set up or expand their operations in Qatar, including initiatives such as the QFC Tech Circle, a shared working space for eligible tech firms, and the knowledge-exchange platform QFC Tech Talk Series.

 

Sports

Qatar’s investment in the sports sector that can compete on a global scale has transformed the country’s image and effectively reinforced its position as an economically-diverse global player well on its way towards realising the Qatar National Vision 2030.

With the FIFA World Cup 2022™ on the horizon, Qatar geared up to develop all business sectors, including a $20 billion sports ecosystem. The country’s investment strategies look beyond the tournament stage towards a promising future as an ideal sports business destination. Qatar hosts an average of 150 sport events annually, with key moments like the 2023 World Aquatics Championships and the 2030 Asian Games approaching.

Each event attracts a wealth of allied sub-sectors and industries, from facilities management to sports education, sports medicine, tourism, data and analytics, and merchandising, turning billions in profit and underpinning Qatar’s position as an attractive business destination for global sports companies.

Enhancing investment in the sports sector is part of QFC’s multi-pronged strategy to develop and strengthen the local economy. In partnership with the Aspire Zone Foundation, QFC established the Sports Accelerator, a pioneering sport-focussed business hub, while its work with Qatar Development Bank (QDB) supports Qatar SportsTech for local and international start-ups.

QFC is the main touchpoint for international firms to tap into Qatar’s rapidly expanding sports sector and gain access to the wider region.

 

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