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Posted On: 3 July 2011 10:10 am
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QCCI signs MoU for chambers congress

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The Qatar Chamber of Commerce & Industry (QCCI) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) and events in preparation for the 8th World Chambers Congress. In signing the MoU, the Qatar Tourism Authority and events have agreed to provide expertise in international event management to assist QCCI in organising the congress in Doha from April 23 to 25 in 2013. QCCI chairman Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim bin Mohamed al-Thani said: “The QCCI is committed to support Qatar’s business community. In organising the 8th World Chambers Congress, we are particularly keen to utilise the seasoned expertise that local partners, such as QTA and events, have to offer. “We will also get the expertise of our international consultants, KPMG, Patton and Boggs and Brown Lloyd James.” Sheikh Khalifa also revealed the logo for the congress. The logo draws its inspiration from dhow (boat), an icon of trade and the national colour of Qatar. It symbolises the beginning of Qatar’s economic development and trade and provides a reference to the World Chambers Congress remit to boost trade. Altogether, the logo is bold and distinctive to showcase Qatar as a progressive economy with strong ties to its roots. The World Chambers Congress is organised by the ICC World Chambers Federation. Held every two years in different regions of the world, the congress is the only international forum for chamber executives worldwide and business leaders to share best practice experience, develop networks and learn about new areas of innovation from other chambers, as they face the challenge of remaining relevant to companies in their region. Ahmed al-Nuaimi, chairman of Qatar Tourism Authority, said: “The authority welcomes the opportunity to work with the QCCI in organising such a significant international event for Qatar and the region. The World Chambers Congress will be an excellent opportunity to showcase the country as an evolving destination for international conferences and events, and share our progressive vision with the global business community.” The authority is responsible for guiding the development of Qatar’s tourism industry, as well as representing and promoting Qatar as a quality tourism destination for leisure, business, education, and sport. Sheikh Hussain bin Ali bin Ahmed al-Thani, chief executive officer of events, said: “We are proud to partner with the QCCI in this endeavour. Our experience in creating one-of-a-kind international event in Qatar will help make the 8th World Chambers Congress an unforgettable experience for all the delegates.” The congress is expected to attract delegates from more than 125 countries.