October was an active month for the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC). We hosted our annual Ambassador Roundtable, a very special event for QFC, giving us an opportunity to connect with our esteemed channel partners and associates to other markets.
In this year’s session, we had the opportunity to give special recognition to the Department for International Trade (DTI), the Indian Business and Professionals Council (IBPC), Qatar-Poland Business Council (QPBF), and the US Chamber of Commerce (Qatar Chapter) – some of our strongest allies in creating bilateral business opportunities. We also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Massoun Insurance Services LLC and Qatar Insurance Company (QIC) to collaborate in developing insurance technology and digital innovation in the sector.
QFC was active in our international outreach, promoting Qatar as an ideal investment destination for businesses looking to expand in the region. We held several meetings and events in Singapore, which included a roundtable breakfast and an evening reception where we hosted some of Singapore’s business leaders. One of the highlights of this visit to the Southeast Asian country was the signing of an MoU with Enterprise Singapore, our first agreement with a Singaporean organisation.
Closer to home, we entered a new collaboration with Google Cloud to establish an innovation platform, thereby creating an ecosystem to service and support QFC clients as part of our digital transformation journey.
We also went to the US to participate in meetings at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Summit. On this occasion, we hosted a business dinner to gather dignitaries and 150 C-level executives from notable US companies. Through this event, we created a platform to showcase Qatar’s robust economy and a plethora of investment opportunities to American business leaders and decision-makers. We also presented the QFC’s competitive value proposition as the ideal gateway to the Qatari market.
We have more events and collaborations lined up in the coming months, and I look forward to sharing them with you soon.
Chief Executive Officer, Qatar Financial Centre
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IOM Qatar Participated in a Virtual Side Event during the 77th UN General Assembly
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) Mission in Qatar participated in a virtual side event during the 77th session of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly. The event titled “Towards the Protection and Empowerment of Families: The Impact of Megatrends” was organised by the Permanent Mission of the State of Qatar to the UN, the Doha International Family Institute and the UN Department on Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) on 20 October 2022. The side event was held in preparation for the 30th anniversary of the International Year of the Family (IYF+30) in 2024. Iman Ereiqat, Chief of IOM Mission in Qatar, delivered a speech to highlight the condition of migrant families and migration-related aspects of the protection and empowerment of families in light of megatrends, such as demographic trends, migration and urbanisation, climate change, and technological changes. She also underlined the multiple drivers of migration globally.
UN Day Celebrated in Qatar
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