CEED 2022 conference showcases 'Entrepreneurial Digital Transformation'
May 19 2022 10:47 PM
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The three-day conference aims to provide a forum for sharing ideas and interaction to advance entrep
Addressing the opening of the conference, HE the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry Sultan bin Rashid al-Khater underlined the importance of entrepreneurial digital transformation, especially in light of the unprecedented developments in information and communication technology following the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Under the patronage of HE the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Khalid bin Khalifa bin Abdulaziz al-Thani, the 5th International Conference on Entrepreneurship and Economic Development (CEED2022) kicked off in Doha on Wednesday under the title "Entrepreneurial Digital Transformation".
CEED 2022 is organised by Qatar University in co-operation with the Arab Planning Institute in the State of Kuwait.
The three-day conference aims to provide a forum for sharing ideas and interaction to advance entrepreneurship research in the region; foster research collaborations and share experiences in entrepreneurship and innovation practices; and develop sustainable policies that address economic, social and environmental challenges.
CEED 2022 will also discuss a number of topics related to digital transformation, by hosting a number of experts and researchers from the State of Qatar, the Arab countries and various countries of the world.
The conference will feature panel discussions to discuss relevant topics and shed light on the entrepreneurship system in the State of Qatar and the Arab countries and other countries of the world.
Addressing the opening of the conference, HE the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry Sultan bin Rashid al-Khater underlined the importance of entrepreneurial digital transformation, especially in light of the great and unprecedented developments in information and communication technology following the Covid-19 pandemic.
He noted that the coronavirus pandemic contributed to shortening years of implementing long-term plans to achieve digital transformation, to moving towards the actual implementation of these plans within a few months, in light of the countries' tendency to accelerate the adoption of technological solutions to address the economic consequences of the pandemic and achieve business continuity in various vital sectors to support the balance and stability of their economies.
Al-Khater added Qatar is aware of the vital role that digital technology plays in supporting the growth of the national economy, as it has worked to motivate various government agencies to adopt advanced technology solutions to shorten and facilitate procedures, cancel paper transactions, and digitise all services, thus contributing to the development of the business environment with a clear strategy aimed at building an advanced digital economy that achieves the Qatar National Vision 2030.
In this regard, he noted the keenness of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry to co-operate and co-ordinate with various relevant government agencies and bodies in order to speed up and shorten the procedures for granting approvals and licences to establish businesses and to provide access to these services through the smart electronic platform of the single window.
In a related context, he said that the Ministry of Commerce and Industry has launched the “Thousand Opportunities” initiative, which is part of the one-stop-shop electronic platform, allowing local investors and owners of small and medium enterprises to view existing and future opportunities and projects that will meet the various needs of their projects, whether in terms of products or services provided by local private sector companies.
Al-Khater noted the ministry's inauguration of the Qatar Business Map portal on its website, with the aim of providing a database that contributes to facilitating the access of emerging and small projects to target customers, as well as helping entrepreneurs choose the ideal location to establish their businesses.
He pointed out that Qatar ranked first in the Middle East and North Africa and fourth globally in the best supportive government policies in the field of taxes and bureaucratic procedures, as well as first in the Middle East and North Africa and fifth globally in Entrepreneurship education and training at university levels and vocational education.
 
 



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