The Qatar Economic Forum (QEF) 2024, which will open its doors tomorrow, is slated to tackle pressing issues in several key sectors.

Industry experts and global leaders attending the fourth edition of QEF, held under the theme ‘A World Remade: Navigating the Year of Uncertainty’, will discuss the following topics, ‘Geopolitics, Globalisation, and Trade’; ‘Energy Transition’; ‘Technology Innovation’; ‘Business & Investment Outlook’; and ‘Sports & Entertainment’.

The QEF website stated that the forum “will explore the issues driving global boardroom conversations and spotlight the Gulf’s rising prominence.”

“In a region where ambition converges with capital, key states are strategically deploying wealth to enhance their global influence, diversify economies and gain international prominence. The forum, an exclusive convening of diverse international perspectives, will explore the Gulf’s strategic standing as we navigate this year of uncertainty,” the website added.

Speaking at a press conference earlier, Sheikh Ali bin Abdullah bin Khalifa al-Thani, chairperson of the Permanent Supreme Committee organising QEF 2024, said some 2,300 participants are expected to attend the forum, including 1,300 active leaders in international firms and organisations, and around 200 local and international media outlets.

Compared to the 10 MoUs secured in the previous edition, Sheikh Ali emphasised that 20 memoranda of understanding, including 18 international MoUs, are expected to be signed during QEF 2024.

Responding to Gulf Times, Sheikh Ali expressed optimism that the MoUs expected to be signed at the forum will play a significant role in enhancing foreign direct investment (FDI) and attracting further investments into Qatar.

He also highlighted the rapid growth the forum has witnessed since its inception in terms of regional and international participants.

The forum is being held in collaboration with Media City Qatar, according to its CEO, Jassim Mohamed al-Khori, who is also the head of the media team in the Permanent Supreme Committee organising the QEF. Al-Khori also underscored the significance of the strategic partnership with Bloomberg Media Group, which extends for several years.

Al-Khori said: “Media City Qatar is a proud sponsor of Bloomberg Live and Bloomberg Media. We’ve been in this successful partnership together for the past four years, and this is the fourth iteration of the Qatar Economic Forum, powered by Bloomberg. It gives us great pleasure, as Media City Qatar, to really inaugurate this year’s theme of the forum that’s going to take place in the coming few days.”
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