*More than 1,000 global business leaders to attend three-day event * Growing participation of global economic and political decision-makers a testament to forum’s success: Media City Qatar CEO

The third edition of the Qatar Economic Forum (QEF), Powered by Bloomberg, with the theme ‘A New Global Growth Story’, will bring together more than 1,000 global business leaders at the Katara Towers in Lusail City for three days from tomorrow (Tuesday).
QEF 2023, under the high patronage of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, will explore the latest trends in finance, energy, healthcare and technology, and examine their potential to drive future growth, through a series of keynote interviews, panel discussions and interactive workshops.
In a statement, HE the Minister of Commerce and Industry Sheikh Mohamed bin Hamad bin Qassim al-Abdullah al-Thani said: “We recognise that the world is becoming more interconnected and that collaboration between nations and people is essential in driving economic growth.
“It is an honour to welcome the international business community back to Doha for the third edition of the Qatar Economic Forum, Powered by Bloomberg, a growing platform for knowledge exchange and dialogue on key topics on the global agenda.
“Our commitment to shaping the future of economic progress remains as strong as ever, and we look forward to welcoming entrepreneurs, thought leaders and decision-makers to the forum.”
Shining a light on the rising south-to-south economy, QEF 2023 will highlight established viewpoints and emerging voices from around the world to identify the latest economic trends.
More than 50 regional and international speakers made up of government leaders, CEOs, global investors and influential voices from the worlds of culture, sport and entertainment, will be present during the event.
M Scott Havens, CEO of Bloomberg Media, said: “In only three short years, the Qatar Economic Forum has become a unique and powerful platform to discuss the most important issues in business, cover the Gulf’s far-reaching impact, and connect influential voices across global industries and communities.
“This year’s forum remains committed to spotlighting the latest trends and technologies defining the next wave of economic development, as well as the major global challenges facing international leaders.”
Addressing a media roundtable yesterday, HE Sheikh Ali bin Abdullah bin Khalifa al-Thani, Chairperson of the Supreme Committee Organising the Qatar Economic Forum, Powered by Bloomberg, and CEO of Media City Qatar, affirmed that the forum is attracting an increasing number of participants.
HE Sheikh Ali considered the growing participation of global economic and political decision-makers as a testament to the forum’s success in establishing its agenda as a prominent event on the global economic stage.
He emphasised the significance of Qatar’s role as the host of the forum, noting that the event solidifies Qatar’s position as a global platform for dialogue on various economic topics such as inflation, investment in emerging markets, energy transformation, trade and sports, among others.
He said launching the Qatar Economic Forum aimed to establish a diverse media platform that brings together global business leaders to formulate actionable steps towards economic growth. He also noted that the forum has achieved this goal with each edition and has grown into a hub for dialogue and knowledge exchange, supported by a selection of distinguished speakers.
Further, HE Sheikh Ali said the forum has witnessed significant interest from leading political and economic decision-makers at the international level and from different countries, with more than 2,000 participants, including 1,000 from outside Qatar.
The CEO of Media City Qatar anticipates that the 2023 forum will witness the signing of multiple agreements involving both domestic and international entities, which will play a significant role in Qatar’s private and public sectors.
The Executive Director to the Permanent Committee for Organising Conferences (PCOC) at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) and head of logistics for the Organising Committee of the Qatar Economic Forum, Mubarak Ajlan Mubarak al-Kuwari, said their aim is to ensure that all guests in Qatar receive access to excellent facilities and services. They draw upon their extensive experience gained over the years, including the successful organisation of major international events.
Al-Kuwari also highlighted the progressive growth in the number of participants attending the QEF from year to year.
He noted that the Organising Committee has provided participants with a platform that enables them to carry out various procedures smoothly and easily, in addition to providing all forms of logistical support to guests in Qatar.
In turn, Nasser al-Taweel, Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Organising Committee for the Qatar Economic Forum, and Deputy CEO, Chief Legal Officer and Board Secretary, Qatar Financial Centre, confirmed that the forum will bring together global CEOs and business leaders. They include Shou Chew, CEO, TikTok; David Calhoun, President and CEO at The Boeing Company; Kristalina Georgieva, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund; Steven T Mnuchin, former Secretary of the Treasury, US; as well as economics expert Nouriel Roubini; and General David H Petraeus (US Army, retired), Partner, KKR and Chairman, KKR Global Institute, among others.
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