Qatar Chamber (QC) has participated in the Business 20 (B20) summit, which took place from August 25 to 27 in New Delhi, India, and is the official engagement group for the G20 dialogue comprising businesses from around the world.
The B20, organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), communicates the views of businesses worldwide, on global economic and trade governance issues, which is then delivered in a single voice in the form of actionable policy recommendations to the G20, whose host is India.
"With each year, greater strides are being taken across the world toward a more equitable and developed world. The B20 continues to pick up dialogues that need to be had and empower businesses to contribute to these conversations,” said Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim al-Thani, QC chairman and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Qatar.
This year's B20 Summit was held under the theme 'R.A.I.S.E,' which stands for ‘Responsible’, ‘Accelerated’, ‘Innovative’, ‘Sustainable’, ‘Equitable Businesses'.
There are seven task forces to support the theme and intended outputs for the summit: inclusive, global value chains (GVCs) for resilient global trade and investment; future of work, skilling and mobility; digital transformation; financing for global economic recovery; financial inclusion for economic empowerment; energy, climate change and resource efficiency; and tech, innovation and research and development.
As part of the country’s digital journey, Qatar continues to make strides in the area of digital transformation, he said, adding in May, Google launched its Cloud Region in Qatar, the first data centre in the Gulf Co-operation Council market, reinforcing Doha's title as the fastest-growing technology hub in the Middle East.
In harmony with the discussions addressing global cyber security risks, Qatar established the National Cyber Security Agency in 2021.
The agency is responsible for undertaking projects and programmes to enhance cybersecurity, foster the growth of ICT and digital transformation, provide valuable solutions to tackle cybersecurity challenges and empower the knowledge-based economy.
The agency continues to be very active, partly working on initiatives to socialise cyber security across all spheres of society and enhance responses to cyber threats.
Qatar Chamber chairman Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim al-Thani (left) along with other officials, at the B20 Summit in New Delhi.