The 2nd annual Qatar Economic Forum comes to a close

23 June 2022

The Second Annual Qatar Economic Forum  

Qatar Economic Forum Interview with H.E. Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari

Qatar Economic Forum Interview with H.E. Ahmad bin Mohammed Al-Sayeed 

Qatar Economic Forum Interview with Mohamed bin Badr Al-Sadah 

Qatar Economic Forum Interview with H.E. Dr. Muhammed Sulaiman Al Jasser 

Qatar Economic Forum Interview with Sheikh Nawaf Al Sabah 

Qatar Economic Forum Interview with H.E. Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Maait

Qatar Economic Forum Interview with Sebastian Bazin 

Qatar Economic Forum Interview with Todd Follmer

Qatar Economic Forum Interview with Francisco J. Sanchez 

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, Amir of the State of Qatar, the second edition of the Qatar Economic Forum, organised by Bloomberg, has come to an end.

The three-day event, which took place from June 20 – 22 in the Ritz-Carlton, Doha, attracted high-level officials from Qatar, the wider region and across the world to discuss a range of urgent and pressing matters facing the global economy.

Of particular importance were discussions around energy supplies, food security and supply chains as the effects of the war in Ukraine and the COVID-19 pandemic continue to be felt in economies across the world.

To combat the economic downturn, leaders discussed a range of deflationary measures as global financial markets continue to experience volatility.

The Forum also highlighted the various measures being taken by the State of Qatar to address underinvestment in the energy sector, including by pushing for economic diversification in the technology and healthcare industries.

As Qatar embarks on a journey to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, decarbonisation and environmental risks were also high on the Forum’s agenda. These measures are part of the State’s strategy to achieve digital transformation and drive long-term growth in relatively stable industries.

In addition, the State of Qatar used the Forum to promote the cultural and economic opportunities that the upcoming 2022 FIFA World Cup will deliver to Qatar and the wider region.

The Forum also presented attendees with the opportunity to engage with one another and saw the signing of a partnership deal between QatarEnergy and ExxonMobil.

By the end of the three-day Forum, which featured several highly engaging sessions and roundtable discussions, delegates had set out a clear roadmap for the next phase of the global economic recovery.