Qatar Development Bank (QDB) has concluded the Qatar Entrepreneurship Conference 2019 (Rowad Conference 2019) held recently in Doha. The conference was launched with the announcement of the four winners of the Rowad Award in its second edition.
This year’s conference drew a large number of visitors and participants from a variety of industries in Qatar, as well as SME’s during the three-day event. More than 49 workshops were held with the attendance of 1,207 participants. The conference also welcomed the general public interested in entrepreneurship throughout all of its sessions, gathering a total of 1,535 visitors.
QDB CEO Abdulaziz bin Nasser al-Khalifa said, “We are delighted to see the large numbers of participants at the fifth edition of Rowad Conference. This is yet another testimonial of QDB’s vision and mission to support SMEs in Qatar through a myriad of advisory and financial services, and to contribute to the diversification of the national economy.”
The Rowad Conference 2019 hosted a large number of entrepreneurs and investors, in addition to the general public who explored the entrepreneurial landscape in the state, offering a valuable platform for networking and knowledge exchange.
The inauguration of Qatar Entrepreneurship Conference 2019 was marked with the announcement of four winners of Qatar Rowad Award in its second edition. This edition featured the Innovation Award category launched for the first time to attract creative entrepreneurs, and to emphasise the importance of innovation as one of the vital elements of entrepreneurship that ensures sustainability of the business and its ability keep abreast of the latest developments in the global market.
The conference was held as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week, and is a national initiative that brings together Qatari entrepreneurs and industry key players in Qatar to exchange knowledge and discuss possible opportunities to support entrepreneurs across different sectors.
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