Qatar-India Business and Investment Conference to enhance bilateral ties
March 18 2018 10:46 PM
Indian ambassador Kumaran, Varghese, Hamdan among others during the announcement of Qatar-India Business and Investment Conference (QIBIC) that will be held in Doha next month.

Qatar-India bilateral relationship is set to reach greater heights with Doha hosting Qatar India Business and Investment Conference (QIBIC) next month, the first of its kind to be held in the country. 
Ministers, senior officials and leading entrepreneurs will be among the dignitaries who will be attending the two-day event that will be held at the City Center Rotana Doha Hotel on April 16 and 17. 
QIBIC will be a “unique” platform that will explore further co-operation across the business landscape between the two countries, in line with Qatar’s national goals to diversify its economy.
The conference will provide a carefully-crafted forum that includes the who’s who of business leaders, to explore opportunities and discuss ways to enhance the deep-rooted and multi-faceted Qatar-India relationship, which has contributed significantly towards the growth and development of Qatar over the years.
With Qatar’s private sector developing and evolving rapidly, the forum will help assess investment opportunities in the Qatari and Indian economy.  
Organised by the Indian Business & Professionals Council (IBPC), Qatar, and Reach Events, in collaboration with the Indian Embassy, the QIBIC conference will “examine in detail the business ecosystem in India and Qatar” and recommend measures for enhancing co-ordination between the two to achieve more effective results in the future.
Indian ambassador P Kumaran said, “India has a long history of friendship, collaboration and trade with Qatar and looks forward to an enhanced forward-looking partnership in the coming years, to help realise the objectives of Qatar National Vision 2030. The Qatar government has welcomed Indian businesses, professionals and workers with open arms over the years, helping develop a deep bond between our two peoples. 
“The Qatar-India Business and Investment Conference offers a perfect platform for a number of Indian entities here to highlight their successes in Qatar and also promote new opportunities available in both countries, so as to take the well-established economic relationship to the next level.”
IBPC, which has operated in Doha since 1999, is anchoring the event as part of its mission to promote trade and commerce and to enhance bilateral investment, including through the formation of joint ventures between Qatari and Indian companies.
IBPC president K M Varghese said QIBIC will “set the foundation for a higher engagement between the Qatari and Indian business community”. 
“IBPC has grown significantly in numbers over the past two decades and acts as an ideal complement to the efforts of the Indian government, through our members operating in Qatar. QIBIC neatly fits into the objectives of our organisation as it provides our members with a unique platform to showcase how they are contributing to the strong bond between these two great nations. We are confident that QIBIC will soon become an annual benchmark for such collaboration across borders.”
“We are pleased to collaborate with the Indian Business and Professionals Council (IBPC) and the Indian Embassy in Qatar for this engaging, first-of-its-kind conference that, we hope, will evolve into an annual platform to stimulate economic co-operation between the two countries. The conference sessions have been carefully conceived to focus on exciting investment opportunities across various sectors,” said Wahab Bou Hamdan, CEO, Reach. 
Thought leadership sessions across the two days of the QIBIC conference will focus on topics such as private sector opportunities in hospitality and tourism, industrial and services sector, infrastructure, investment and finances and technology. 
The SME and entrepreneurship landscape in India and Qatar will be explored, and there will be further sessions focusing on agriculture trends, strategies, and long-term plans. 
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