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Qatar Economic Forum To Chart Solutions For Global Challenges


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Doha: Focusing on efforts on equalising global economic recovery, the second 'Qatar Economic Forum, Powered by Bloomberg' will take place from June 20-22 in Doha. 

Under the patronage of Amir H H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the second edition of global forum will host heads of state and over 500 business leaders to discuss ways to equalise the global economic recovery.

The 2022 programme will spotlight solutions to some of the most pressing global challenges, including the misalignment between jobs of the future and the workforce of today; tangled supply chains; a looming debt crisis; and widening global inequalities. The discussions aim to contribute to a clear roadmap for the next phase of global economic growth.

Commenting on the significance of this year's Qatar Economic Forum, Minister of Commerce and Industry H E Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Qassim Al Thani, said:“Making conscientious decisions about the future of the global economy is a priority for governments and businesses, who are navigating a shifting financial landscape, new technologies, and a progressive focus on energy security.”

The Minister added:“The Qatar Economic Forum, Powered by Bloomberg is an opportunity for dialogue that supports our country's strategic directive to produce impactful growth, whilst encouraging forward-looking economic cooperation, with a view to the upcoming FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.”

Chief Executive Officer of Bloomberg Media, M Scott Havens, noted:“In light of the global economic downturn caused by COVID-19, business leaders across the world need to take responsibility for creating an inclusive and sustainable recovery. Bloomberg Media is proud to be at the helm of this important conversation in Doha, bringing together policy innovators, thought leaders and industry experts to set a course for the decades ahead.”

The Forum is expected to draw over 75 main stage Qatari, regional and international speakers, and more than 500 global attendees, from CEOs to influential entrepreneurs and leaders of disruptive businesses. 

Prominent speakers include Minister of Finance, H E Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari; Minister of Commerce and Industry, H E Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Qassim Al Thani; Minister of State for Energy Affairs, H E Saad Sherida Al Kaabi; Governor of Qatar Central Bank, H E Sheikh Bandar bin Mohammed bin Saoud Al Thani; Prime Minister of Georgia, H E Irakli Garibashvili; First Lady, Republic of Namibia, Monica Geingos; Minister of Finance, Arab Republic of Egypt, H E Dr. Mohamed Ahmed Maait; Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Interior and Coordination of National Government, Republic of Kenya, H E Dr. Fred Matiang'i; Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, United Nations, Vera Songwe; 77th Secretary of the Treasury, The United States of America, Steven T Mnuchin; President, FIFA, Gianni Infantino.

Other notable speakers include Group CEO, Qatar Airways, H E Akbar Al Baker; Managing Director, Kuwait Investment Authority, H E Ghanem Al Ghenaiman. 

Chairman, Islamic Development Bank Group, Dr. Muhammad Sulaiman Al Jasser; Chairman and CEO, ExxonMobil, Darren Woods; Managing Director, Harrods, Michael Ward; CEO, Qatar Investment Authority, Mansoor Ibrahim Al Mahmoud; Minister of State and Chairman, Qatar Free Zones Authority, H E Ahmad Al Sayed; CEO, Shell, Ben van Beurden; President and CEO, The Boeing Company, David Calhoun among many others will also speak at the Forum.

Produced by Bloomberg Live and editorially programmed by Bloomberg News, the Forum will be live streamed on Bloomberg TV and bloomberg.com .

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