Qatar Economic Forum powered by Bloomberg Amir to preside over, give opening speech
June 17 2021 05:16 PM
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani
His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani


His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, will deliver the opening speech at the "Qatar Economic Forum, powered by Bloomberg" which will take place under His Highness's patronage.
Global government leaders participating in the inaugural virtual event include President of the Republic of Ghana Nana Akufo-Addo; British Prime Minister Boris Johnson; President of the Republic of Rwanda Paul Kagame; President of the Republic of South Africa Cyril Ramaphosa; President of the Republic of Senegal Macky Sall; and President of the Republic of Armenia Armen Sarkissian, in addition to more than 100 speakers from around the world.
The event, which will take place during June 21-23, welcomes a global delegation of more than 2,000 government leaders, chief executives, influential voices and decision-makers in the fields of finance, economics, investment, technology, energy, education, sports and climate in an effort to identify opportunities, present solutions and rethink the global economic landscape through the lens of the Middle East.
Anchored in Doha, the invite-only forum will draw on Qatar’s ability to link Asia with Africa and beyond, driving dynamic conversations around the importance of deeper collaboration and connectivity as a mean for advancing economic opportunity.
The forum agenda will be centred around six main pillars over the course of three days: "Technology Advanced" takes a closer look at permanent changes to the human-technology nexus; "A Sustainable World" will explore the intersection of capitalism and climate; "Markets and Investing" poses the question of whether investors, in their inexorable pursuit of growth opportunities, can shape a more resilient global economy; "Power and Trade Flows" gathers global power brokers to share their vision of the road ahead; "The Changing Consumer" examines the future of commerce; and "A More Inclusive World" will offer ideas for healing fissures in a post-pandemic society.
Confirmed speakers include: Darius Adamczyk, Chairman and CEO, Honeywell; Noubar Afeyan, Founder and CEO, Flagship Pioneering; Clare Akamanzi, CEO, Rwanda Development Board; HE Akbar al-Baker, Group CEO, Qatar Airways; HE Saad bin Sherida al-Kaabi, Minister of State for Energy Affairs and CEO, Qatar Petroleum; HE Minister of Commerce and Industry and Acting Minister of Finance Ali bin Ahmed al-Kuwari; HE Minister of Public Health Dr Hanan al-Kuwari; HE CEO Qatar Investment Authority Mansoor bin Ebrahim al-Mahmoud; HE Minister of State, Ahmad al-Sayed Ahmad al-Sayed, and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Qatar Free Zones Authority; HE Khalid bin Khalifa al-Thani, Chairman, Qatari Diar, and CEO, Qatargas; HE Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor Al-Thani, former prime minister; HE Hassan al-Thawadi, Secretary General at Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy; Aisha Hussein Alfardan, Personal Advisor to the Chairman, Alfardan Group Holding, Vice Chairwoman, Qatari Businesswomen Association; Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director, Reliance Industries Limited; Baroness Valerie Amos, Master of University College, University of Oxford; Tom Barrack, Founder, Colony Capital; David Beckham; Gordon Brown, former British prime minister; Ursula Burns, former CEO, Xerox; David L Calhoun, President and CEO, The Boeing Company; Anthony Capuano, CEO, Marriott International; Natarajan Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Sons; Dr, Jeffrey Chea, Founder and Chairman, Sunway Group; Adrian Cheng, CEO and Executive Vice Chairman, New World Development; Hillary Rodham Clinton, 67th US Secretary of State; Ray Dalio, Founder, Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer, Bridgewater Associates; Aliko Dangote, Founder and President/Chief Executive, Dangote Group; Mohammed Dewji, CEO, MeTL; Dr Herbert Diess, Chairman, Volkswagen Group; Mark Dixon, Founder and CEO, IWG; Didier Drogba, Vice President, Peace and Sport; Brje Ekholm, President and CEO, Ericsson Group; Sergio Ermotti, Chairman, Swiss Re; Aziz Aluthman Fakhroo, Managing Director, Ooredoo Group; Henry Fernandez, Chairman and CEO, MSCI; Larry Fink, Chairman and CEO, BlackRock; Bruce Flatt, CEO, Brookfield Asset Management; Dr Leila Fourie, Group CEO, JSE; Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia, Founder and Executive Chair, Snoop; Ignacio Galn, Chairman and CEO, Iberdrola; Luis Gallego, CEO, International Airlines Group; Ivan Glasenberg, CEO, Glencore; Lord Grimstone, Minister for Investment, Department for International Trade and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; Faruk Güler, CEO, ESBA-Ege Serbest Blge Kurucu ve leticisi A; Mo Ibrahim, Founder & Chair, Mo Ibrahim Foundation; Jenny Johnson, President and CEO, Franklin Resources; Dr Paula Kahumbu, Founder and CEO, Wildlife Direct; Graça Machel, Chair Graça Machel Trust; Yvonne Manzi Makolo, CEO, RwandAir; Lord Mandelson, Chairman, Global Counsel; Rita Marques, Secretary of State for Tourism, Republic of Portugal; Roberto Marques, Executive Chairman and Group CEO, Natura & Co; Blythe Masters, CEO, Motive Capital Partners; Sunil Bharti Mittal, Founder and Chairman, Bharti Enterprises; Steven T Mnuchin, 77th US Secretary of the Treasury; Amina J Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations; Louise Mushikiwabo, Secretary General, Organization Internationale de la Francophonie; Dr James Mwangi, Group Managing Director and CEO, Equity Group Holdings Plc. and Executive Chairman, Equity Group Foundation; Dr John Nkengasong, Director, Africa CDC; Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General, WTO; Jim Ovia, Founder and Chairman, Zenith Bank; US General (retired) David H Petraeus, Partner KKR, Chairman of the KKR Global Institute; Ruth Porat, CFO, Alphabet; Angelique Pouponneau, CEO SeyCCAT; Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO, TotalEnergies; Sylvestre Radegonde, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Republic of Seychelles; Matthias Rebellius, CEO of Siemens Smart Infrastructure, Siemens AG; Emmanuel Roman, CEO, PIMCO; Reeta Roy, President and CEO, Mastercard Foundation; David M Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman, The Carlyle Group; Ferit ahenk, Chairman, Dou Group; Stephen A Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder, The Blackstone Group; Daleep Singh, US Deputy National Security Advisor; Vera Songwe, Undersecretary General and Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, United Nations; Rob Speyer, President and CEO, Tishman Speyer; Jes Staley, Group Chief Executive, Barclays; Lawrence H Summers, Charles W Eliot University Professor, Harvard University; Jane Sun, CEO, Group; Fred Swaniker, Founder and CEO, African Leadership Group; Masai Ujiri, President and General Manager, Toronto Raptors; Shriti Vadera, Chair, Prudential plc.; Ben van Beurden, CEO Royal Dutch Shell; Jacopo Venturini, CEO, Valentino Fashion Group; Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Co-Founder and Chair, Seneca Women; Axel A Weber, Chairman of the Board of Directors, UBS Group AG; Bill Winters, Group Chief Executive, Standard Chartered; Darren Woods, Chairman and CEO, ExxonMobil and Yichen Zhang, Chairman and CEO, CITIC Capital.
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