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Dear Colleagues,


November has been a month of remarkable strides and enriching engagements for the QFC.

Firstly, we have welcomed 29 new companies into our vibrant community. Attracting new businesses is at the core of our mandate, and this accomplishment goes beyond mere numbers but is a testament to our commitment to economic diversification, job creation, and attracting top-tier talent to the local market.

In an effort to continually enhance our services, we inaugurated the Ministry of Labour's service office at the QFC. This is a crucial step forward in facilitating seamless transactions for our business community.

We hosted a distinguished delegation from Istanbul Medeniyet University Teknopark, an incubator and R&D centre playing a pivotal role in fostering innovation. This visit allowed us to showcase Qatar's vibrant digital ecosystem and explore exciting prospects for collaboration and growth in the future.

Our QFC TechTalk continued to engage our Tech stakeholders. This month’s session, themed "Effective Scaling Strategies for Start-ups", delved into the art of crafting persuasive pitches and mastering successful fundraising and scaling strategies, which are valuable insights for emerging businesses and SMEs.

We actively participated in noteworthy events both within Qatar and on the international stage. At the 9th edition of the entrepreneurship conference ROWAD, we had another opportunity to talk about our newly launched Digital Assets Lab and what it promises to bring forth in supporting and nurturing emerging talent and innovation in Qatar.

On the international front, our participation in Abu Dhabi Finance Week 2023, themed "Investing in the Transition Era," allowed us to engage with global leaders in the financial industry and explore opportunities and challenges stemming from economic, technological, and sustainability shifts shaping the global economic landscape.

As a member of the Qatari delegation, we attended the Web Summit Lisbon 2023, seizing the opportunity to immerse in influential discussions on leading tech developments and highlight the myriad of opportunities unfolding in Qatar’s burgeoning tech sector.

As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility, we actively participated in Education Above All's "Children Above All" event, which was dedicated to supporting the children of Gaza. QFC hosted a drawing workshop, reinforcing our commitment to making a positive impact beyond business.

Finally, we appointed a new legal manager, Moza Al-Naemi, who will surely add valuable expertise to our dedicated legal team.

Once more, I want to thank all of you for your dedication and contribution to these achievements. As we step into the coming months, let us continue to build on these successes.


Yousuf Mohamed Al-Jaida

Chief Executive Officer, Qatar Financial Centre

We are proud to welcome 29 new firms to the QFC platform in November 2023
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