On 7th September 2018, the Qatar Germany Business and Investment Forum will take place in Berlin, Germany, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, The Amir of the State of Qatar. The one-day forum will be attended by German Chancellor Angela Merkel and the Governing Mayor of Berlin, Mr. Michael Müller, who will contribute introductory remarks to the opening of the conference.
Qatar holds, more than ever, high aspirations to expand and invest in new markets. Bringing together numerous important German and Qatari decision-makers, companies and investors, the event will be a major opportunity for both countries to promote trade relations and investments. The forum will enjoy wide participation of senior government officials and decision makers, in addition to the businessmen and representatives from both the public and private sectors. Furthermore, speakers from the Governments of the two states as well as Qatar National Bank, Deutsche Bank AG, FC Bayern Munich AG are announced among others. This year’s agenda will cover topics from economic growth, the financial sector, industrial development and investment opportunities to tourism, education, health and sports - in the light of the World Cup 2022.
German Ambassador to Qatar Hans-Udo Muzel will accompany the Qatari political delegation to Berlin and participate in the political meetings and the business conference. The ambassador underlined that “the German-Qatar partnership is an ongoing success story, built on mutual trust, progress and stability through economic and cultural exchange for more than 40 years now. We are very much looking forward to further strengthening this outstanding relationship through the Qatar-German Business and Investment Forum which will take place on 7th of September in Berlin under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of the State of Qatar and in the presence of the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel”.
The 9th edition of its kind is organized by the National Committee for organizing the Business and Investment in Qatar Forum and is expected to attract over 800 participants, including top-ranked representatives from the Qatari and German public and business sector. Among the organizing partners are the Qatari Businessmen Association (QBA), Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry (QCCI), the Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DIHK), Arab German Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Ghorfa), Euro-Mediterranean Arab Association (EMA) and the German Near and Middle East Association (NUMOV).
Previous Qatar Business and Investment Forums have been successfully held in various major economic hubs like London, New York, Paris and Berlin, venue of the 2013 Business and Investment Forum in Germany. Building on solid grounds, the Forum 2018 will contribute to further strengthening the outstanding partnership between the State of Qatar and the Federal Republic of Germany as one of Qatar’s largest trading partners.