September 23 - Monday
Registration and Networking Breakfast
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Fireside Chat: Investing in Qatar
FDI in Qatar: Investing Trends to Watch
Foreign direct investment flows into Qatar have generally followed an upward trend in the past several years, thanks largely to the country’s political stability, stable currency pegged to the USD, high-quality infrastructure and an aggressively low corporate tax rate (10 percent). Despite setbacks in 2017, foreign investments in Qatar rose 6.6 percent in the first quarter of 2019 reflecting that investor optimism seems to be returning. We’ll talk to a group of top investors, economists and analysts about the trends and industries they see as the most important to follow for investors wanting to add their money to the more than $32 billion in FDI already at work in the Qatari economy.
Senior Director, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Bloomberg Intelligence Presents
One of Bloomberg’s top analysts digs into the data on what’s driving growth in Qatar, featuring exclusive Bloomberg Global Data charts and analysis.
Chief Emerging Markets Credit Strategist, Bloomberg Intelligence
FDI in Qatar: Focus on Financial Services
The financial services sector in Qatar is another area that has grown significantly over the past few years and is an area of particular interest to foreign investors. As the economy expands and more money goes to work, the need for more investment in financial services has become apparent, leading Qatar to adopt a series of new initiatives, such as the new tax waiver for asset management companies on the QFC platform, to help foreign investors take advantage of the opportunities both in Qatar and the wider Arab world. We’ll talk with leading figures about how financial services are helping fuel Qatar’s $192 billion economy.
Principal, Albright Stonebridge Group
Fireside Chat: The Global Investment Outlook