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Posted On: 12 November 2019 12:30 pm
Updated On: 3 March 2020 12:00 pm

Qatar Trade Summit to discuss the country's economic diversification and business environment

Binu Cherian
Binu Cherian
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Qatar is progressing towards a greater share of the Middle East trade, with a 30% increase in trade at the Hamad International Airport and Hamad Port the country is heading towards becoming a major transit hub for the region. Qatar’s economic growth and rise in their macroeconomic status will stabilize further based on the nation’s focus on strengthening regional trade and investments.

Qatar Trade Summit, a high-level conference will discuss Qatar’s economic diversification and business environment. This event which is organized by Apex Events, Qatar and Nispana Innovative Platforms will bring together a number of top level Qatari dignitaries, regional luminaries and international speakers, including H.E. Akbar Al Baker, Group CEO, Qatar Airways, Qatar; H.E. Sheikh Yousef Abdullah Al-Nasser Al-Sabah, Director General of the Kuwait Ports Authority (KPA); Capt. Abdulla Al-Khanji, CEO, Mwani Qatar; Mr. Lim Meng Hui, CEO, Qatar Free Zones Authority; Mr. James Baker, Editor, Lloyd’s.

List Containers, UK; Mr. Glyn Hughes, Global Head IATA Cargo, IATA, Switzerland; Mr. Turhan Özen, Chief Cargo Officer, Turkish Cargo; Mr. Amadou Diallo, CEO, DHL Global Forwarding, Middle East & Africa; Mr. Bertrand Maltaverne, Solutions Consultant, Ivalua Inc., Austria; Mr. Fikret Ersoy, Managing Director, BDP International, Middle East Turkey and Africa; Dr. Fabian Engels, Senior Partner and Head of the Global Shipping Practice, Roland Berger.

The summit will represent an important platform for dialogue to bolster the national economy, by encouraging the private sector, and foreign investors to explore Qatar’s promising investment opportunities, and reinforcing Qatar’s logistics sector to support the fast developing foreign trade ecosystem. The summit will further showcase Qatar’s modern infrastructure which is positioned to enhance its trade relations with partners from around the world, a move which is supported by Qatar Airways, which connects Qatar with over 160 locations worldwide.

The Qatar Trade Summit will take place between November 25th and 27th. Across three days, multiple sessions we will discuss and identify how there is an emerging opportunity in the business and trade sector in Qatar and how innovation, technology and dialogue will drive business opportunities in the region and transform Qatar into a regional logistics leader.

Source: Press release