(MENAFN- The Peninsula) QNA
Doha, Qatar: Chairperson of the Supreme Committee Organizing the Qatar Economic Forum and CEO of Media City Sheikh Ali bin Abdullah bin Khalifa Al Thani, said that the forum recorded a success that exceeded expectations with the participation of more than 130 countries and strong attendance compared to the previous edition, in addition to discussing rich and diverse issues, presenting proposals, solutions and recommendations to the economic challenges facing the world.
Speaking to QNA, Sheikh Ali added that the current version is better than the previous one, in terms of the diversity of participants, attendance and issues raised as the forum concluded yesterday. He disclosed that about eight agreements and memorandums of understanding were signed on the sidelines of the forum.
He pointed out that the QEF recorded remarkable attendance, the increase in the number of participants, and the depth and variety in its agenda, as well as bringing together a mixture of private and government officials, and bringing global economic and political decision-makers to one table, all reflect the success of the forum and its status as one of the most prominent economic events in the world. He also hailed the comprehensive media coverage of the forum. Sheikh Ali added that they look forward to developing the forum further in future editions.
He pointed out that Qatar has become a destination for tourism events and conferences at the global level, adding that it is able to host all conferences, especially after its success in hosting an exceptional edition of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
He explained that the conferences have direct economic returns, such as the recovery of the tourism sector, increased hotel occupancy, reservations, and the hospitality sector in general, and indirect ones, such as promoting the country as a destination for all events and consolidating Qatar's pivotal role and global standing.
Chairperson of the Supreme Committee Organizing the Qatar Economic Forum pointed out the importance of the State of Qatar organizing this event in cooperation with Bloomberg, given it served as a global platform for dialogue over primarily economic, such as inflation and investment in emerging markets and the transition in the field of energy, trade and sports, and supply chains among other important issues.
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