To build and strengthen Polish-Qatari IT partnerships, we have teamed up with the Qatar Financial Center, Qatar-Poland Business Council as well as Ooredoo and Microsoft, Tomasz Sadzinski, deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Poland in Doha, told Qatar-Poland New Tech Forum, jointly organised by the Qatar Financial Centre and Embassy of Poland
Poland is actively exploring potential in the technological landscape of Qatar, whose digital market is expected to grow to $3.2bn worth of opportunities.
The Polish companies view that Doha gives them a perfect opportunity to reach out to new markets as they look forward to introducing their services outside of Poland, which is the 20th biggest economy in the world in terms of GDP or gross domestic product based on purchasing power parity.
"To build and strengthen Polish-Qatari IT partnerships, we have teamed up with the Qatar Financial Center, Qatar-Poland Business Council as well as Ooredoo and Microsoft," Tomasz Sadzinski, deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Poland in Doha, told Qatar-Poland New Tech Forum, jointly organised by the Qatar Financial Centre and Embassy of Poland.
The prospects are being explored in various segments ranging from artificial intelligence, 5G to cloud services, as these technologies drive new functionalities and offer new uses to deliver innovative solutions.
More than 60 Qatari and Polish participants yesterday attended the event, which aims to inform attendees about the digital landscape and potential business opportunities in Qatar.
"The participants range from original new startup projects to one of the largest IT companies in Central Europe with 30,000 employees. Since joining the European Union in 2004, various initiatives have contributed to the development of highly advanced digital technologies and R&D or research and development centres in Poland," said Daniel Dybala, president, Qatar-Poland Business Council.
"We are ready to put our broad experience into use in order to help the businesses and administration in Qatar on their way to becoming data-driven organisations," said one of the participants from Poland, whose ICT or information, communication and technology market was valued at about $25bn in 2020.
A spokesperson from a leading entity in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) from Poland said the group is interested in meeting local partners and investors interested in implementing or co-creating VR/AR projects the field of training, industry or edu cation.
The Polish companies are also exploring potential in machine learning and one of the companies in the E-commerce stream is actively looking for an investor.
Qatar's exports to Poland stood at $750.1mn, consisting mainly of LNG, while Poland's exports to Qatar was diverse and stood at a record level of $102.3mn.
The leading products groups included mechanical and electrical devices, agricultural products, and various types of furniture.
Poland’s ambassador to Qatar Janusz Janke recently highlighted the existing co-operation and partnership between the two countries in various fields and their keenness to consolidate and develop them.