Hassad Food, Qatar’s investment arm in food and agribusiness, announced today that it will participate in the upcoming St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), scheduled to take place in St. Petersburg, Russia, from 2-5 June. Now in its 24th edition, SPIEF is the largest investment and economy-focused event of its kind in the eastern hemisphere and will feature Qatar as a guest country.
Held under the patronage of the Russian President Mr. Vladimir Putin every year, the high-profile event is organized by Roscongress Foundation and convenes individuals from leading Russian and international companies, political figures, and business leaders from around the world. The State of Qatar’s honorary position at the Forum as a guest country demonstrates the dedication and commitment of both countries to further cement their existing economic, cultural and tourism relations.
Eng. Mohamed Al-Sadah, CEO of Hassad Food commented “We are excited to participate in St. Petersburg International Economic Forum and we look forward to engage with our Russian counterparts to explore investments opportunities in the fields of grain production, meat processing and agriculture technology, with the aim to expand our international investment portfolio”.
Hassad Food is a fully owned subsidiary of Qatar Investment Authority (QIA), considered as the country’s investment arm in food and agribusiness sectors, Hassad has several strategic commercial investments, internationally and locally, which supports Qatar’s food security efforts.
Internationally, Hassad invested in key strategic establishments in Australia, Canada, Turkey, Oman, KSA and Sudan, while in Qatar, Hassad owns multiple subsidiaries that directly manage the company’s key investments. Hassad also has a major role in crisis management and in the field of research and development.
This year, the forum is going to comprise of high-level dialogue and debate on various business and economic agenda facing the world.
Source and cover image credit: SPIEF 2021 Press Release
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