With a delegation of 50 institutions, most of which are economic institutions, the State of Qatar is participating in the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum as a guest of the forum, whose activities will continue until Saturday.
Qatari participation in this forum aims to strengthen and develop economic cooperation and partnership relations between Qatar and Russia in various fields, especially trade and investment, and to review the most important investment opportunities, especially those related to the 2022 FIFA World Cup. Read also International influence and regional leadership.. Learn about the reasons for Qatari investment in sports Qatari culture and arts in a huge exhibition in Russia The talks dealt with partnership and the situation in the Gulf.. The Emir of Qatar meets the leaders of Iran, Russia, China and Turkey The Emir of Qatar and Putin discuss the situation of energy markets and support military, sports and health cooperation
The pavilion of the State of Qatar will focus on enhancing the program of the International Economic Forum through in-depth discussions on the industrial, economic, investment, technological and sporting potentials of the State of Qatar, in order to provide an appropriate environment for exchanging experiences and producing economic results for both sides.
Through the forum, Doha aims to shed light on the Qatari economy and its position at the regional and international levels, and to introduce the attractive investment environment that the state provides to businessmen and investors from all over the world, as well as to review the most prominent incentives, advantages and initiatives launched in order to support the private sector and enable the competitiveness and diversity of the Qatari economy. .
Promoting Qatar as a tourist destination and presenting the investment opportunities it possesses is one of the objectives of the Qatar Tourism Council, which participates in the country’s pavilion at the forum, as it allows visitors to the pavilion to learn about Qatar’s tourism offers, the advantages it provides to its visitors, as well as its heritage and culture.
As part of its strategy to reach new markets and attract more investments, the National Tourism Council will present during the forum 3 new tourist resorts in the areas of Fuwairit, Ras Brouq and Bin Ghannam Island, suiting the Russian tourist’s desire to spend holidays in sunny weather and on the beaches of sea and sand, which is a vital requirement for the Tourists from Russia.
As for the participation of Qatar Development Bank in the forum, it focuses on enhancing the position of small and medium companies, developing opportunities for mutual cooperation, and building future partnerships, as well as the bank’s constant endeavor to shed light on Qatari entrepreneurs from exporters and companies in the technology sector.
A benefit for the Qatari private sector
During the preparatory sessions for the forum, which runs from June 3-5, 16 Qatari exporting companies participated in bilateral meetings with their Russian counterparts, during which initial applications worth more than 75 million Qatari riyals ($20.6 million) were booked, in addition to the joining of 9 companies. Qatar Airways to the platform for displaying virtual projects in the presence of Russian and international investors.
The CEO of Qatar Development Bank, Abdulaziz bin Nasser Al Khalifa, believes that participation in the forum provides opportunities for exchange and partnership in all sectors in a way that benefits the Qatari private sector and the Qatari small and medium companies.
He added that the bank always seeks to develop and stimulate private sector exports as well as develop small and medium-sized companies and achieve all the desired goals, explaining that despite the great challenges that afflicted the world last year, the Qatar Development Bank was able to continue its strategy aimed at supporting entrepreneurs and strengthening the business system in Diameter.
As for the umbrella of the Qatari Ministry of Transport and Communications in the forum, many parties, including the Smart Qatar Program “Tasmu”, Qatar Railways Company (Rail), Qatar Navigation Company (Milaha), Mwani Qatar Company, Qatar Aeronautical Academy, and Hamad International Airport will participate.
The “Tasmu” program will review the efforts undertaken by the State of Qatar on the path to transforming into a smart country, and will present a number of investment opportunities for international companies and delegations to contribute to these efforts, after the program identified more than 100 opportunities that will be available for investment and cooperation during the next four years.
The “Tasmu” program will also review with the participating delegations the “Tasmu platform”, which is a unique solution in the field of smart city development, as well as more than 20 opportunities for cooperation in the provision of consultancy and technical expertise during 2021 to support the program’s initiatives at the national level, including This includes initiatives to develop digital skills for the workforce in Qatar.
The pavilion of the State of Qatar will host a large number of events, most notably: a plenary session on starting projects in the State of Qatar entitled “Innovative Ecosystems in Qatar and Russia”, the overall economic and social impact of sport, business opportunities in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, and a session on innovation and health The International
Economic Forum entitled “A revolution of opportunities in the field of entrepreneurship”, and a discussion session under the slogan Qatar-Russia: Open Innovations.. The main directions and prospects for future cooperation.The St. Petersburg International Economic Forum began in 1997, and is a leading global platform under which a group of elites gather under the umbrella of Politicians, decision-makers, economic experts, heads of major companies and representatives of the business sector from all countries of the world, as well as representatives of academia and civil society.