Qatar Chamber is aiming to maximise the use of innovation, an upcoming state-of-the-art headquarters, and an effective communication strategy to fulfil the objectives laid out by its new board of directors.
Qatar Chamber chairman Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim al-Thani announced these plans in the latest issue of Al Moltaqa, the chamber’s monthly economic newsletter, which featured the elections of its seventh council (2023 – 2028) held during the Second General Assembly Meeting.
The newsletter reported that the number of voters reached 17,600 members compared to the 8,000 who participated in the previous elections in 2018. The large turnout of voters reflected “the positive interaction of the members and their eagerness to elect their representatives in the chamber.”
Sheikh Khalifa said, “We are confident that the new board will focus on strengthening the chamber’s role in supporting the private sector and protecting its interests, promoting the national economy and investment climate, and highlighting Qatar as a leading global investment destination and hub for business, as well as enhancing the ease of business and attracting foreign investment.”
According to Sheikh Khalifa, the chamber’s main strategy aims to enhance the private sector’s competitiveness, accelerate its growth, and increase its contribution to economic development, in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030, “whose most important pillar is promoting economic diversification and achieving inclusive economic growth.”
Sheikh Khalifa said, “These goals will be achieved by updating the chamber’s digital structure, developing new electronic services, and promoting innovation to provide exceptional services to the private sector, in addition to developing communication mechanisms with all partners from ministries, government entities, and stakeholders, and enhancing cooperation with counterpart chambers in different countries around the world.
“During the new council, we will work towards the completion of the chamber’s new headquarters in Lusail City, as we are planning to transfer to a sophisticated and modern building that keeps pace with the state’s economic renaissance in the country.”
According to Sheikh Khalifa, the chamber will also focus on organising more activities to support the private sector, promoting the national economy, and expanding meetings with various economic and trade sectors to discuss and find solutions to all issues and obstacles facing the private sector.
He said, “We will further concentrate on providing information and data on Qatar’s business environment and investment climate and highlighting the business and investment opportunities available in Qatar’s private sector.
“There is no doubt that the new board will make the Wise Leadership’s directives among its priorities during the coming period, especially since these directives emphasise the importance of enabling the private sector to play its desired role in development, maintaining Qatar’s position as an attractive investment destination and facilitating a stimulating and competitive business environment.”
Sheikh Khalifa also enjoined business owners and companies in Qatar to strengthen cooperation and communication with the chamber to express their views about all issues relating to the private sector.
He added: “The chamber’s door is always open for all members to get acquainted with their views and proposals for the development of the private sector and solving all obstacles facing it.”
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