Qatar Chamber chairman Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim al-Thani has lauded the alliances forged between companies in Qatar and Turkey.Last updated: March 29 2022 09:57 PM
Sheikh Khalifa and Turkish ambassador Dr Mustafa Goksu witnessed a signing ceremony for the establishment of a Qatari-Turkish partnership under the name CEO Event Qatar Company, which specialises in managing events and conferences.
The agreement was signed by Qatari businessman Ali bin Shabib al-Attiyah and Cevat Olcok, president of the board of CEO Event Turkey Co. The ceremony was also attended by expert and consultant, Dr Mourad Aly, and several businessmen from Qatar and Turkey.
Sheikh Khalifa praised the new partnership, stressing Qatar Chamber’s support for alliances between Qatari and Turkish firms. He said relations between Qatar and Turkey have witnessed great development over recent years, which is reflected in the co-operation between both countries’ business sectors.
He expressed hope that the new company would be an added value to the Qatari market. He said there are hundreds of Turkish-Qatari companies that have been established in Qatar within the past few years, stressing the vital role they perform in economic activity.
Al-Attiyah said, “We are very happy to sign the founding contract of CEO Event, a Turkish company specialising in managing events and conferences, which seeks to enter the Qatari market and benefit from its expertise, especially since Qatar will be organising several events and the upcoming World Cup.
“We believe the Qatari market needs Turkish expertise in this field. This agreement is an important step in the context of our journey to organise and supervise special events with the start of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, which requires building talents and capabilities on a global level, cooperating in all operational areas with global talents that we will see on the field.”
Al-Attiyah explained that the partnership aims to support the company’s efforts to build a legacy that would contribute to supporting social and economic development in Qatar, especially in the field of events management in a new way.
Olcok said, “We had executed many successful events in Turkey and abroad for many years, when we want to extend our experience outside the country, our brother country Qatar steps up as the first choice. We are happy to open and establish a new partnership in Qatar. We strive to provide a new addition in the Qatari market, especially since Qatar is a huge and large market in the world of events and conferences.”
He also noted that the new company will provide all expertise in the field of event management, including various areas of sports management and the organisation of major events, such as governance, planning, financing, marketing and communication, media, and professional practice.
Aly said the Qatari market needs the presence of international companies, such as CEO Event in managing events and conferences, noting that the presence of Turkish companies in Qatar would contribute to the state’s economic diversification.