UK Firms Interested to Explore Business Opportunities in Qatar
(6th June 2017 – Doha, Qatar) Senior officials from the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) have successfully concluded panel discussions, face-to-face consultations, and networking events with professionals from UK corporations and private firms in London and Manchester.
According to Gulf-Times, the event came as part of the QFC’s efforts to address the strong historical relationship between the UK and Qatar, and to help companies looking to grow their businesses in the Middle East. Qatar recently announced that it will invest QR23.5bn in the UK economy through various investment funds and relevant parties in Qatar over the next three to five years.
Highlights at the roadshows included presentations from senior QFC representatives, as well as case studies by companies from the UK that currently have operations in Qatar.
Participants also engaged in one-on-one consultation sessions with the QFC’s leading experts, enabling them to gain a better understanding of the business landscape and advantages of operating businesses in Qatar.
As part of its ongoing collaboration with the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA), the QFC representatives also invited attendees to explore the investment opportunities in Qatar’s tourism sector, and learn about the support provided to investors by the QTA’s Tourism Investment Promotion Unit, which works to facilitate access among investors, local and international talent, and government authorities.
Yousuf Mohamed al-Jaida, QFC Authority CEO, said, “Our roadshows in London and Manchester provided the ideal opportunity for UK investors and businesses to discuss investment opportunities in Qatar and get more acquainted with the support we provide our licensed firms to expand globally. Our discussions have been highly-beneficial and we are confident that they will positively contribute in further enhancing the relations between Qatar and the UK.”