* Event to be held under high patronage of His Highness the Amir
Under the high patronage of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, the second ‘Qatar Economic Forum, Powered by Bloomberg’ will take place from June 20 to 22 in Doha, convening heads of state and more than 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, the organisers have said in a press statement.
Commenting on the significance of this year’s Qatar Economic Forum, HE Sheikh Mohamed bin Hamad bin Qassim al-Thani, Minister of Commerce and Industry, 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.”
He added, “The ‘Qatar Economic Forum, Powered by Bloomberg’ is an opportunity for dialogue that supports our country’s strategic directive to produce impactful growth, while encouraging forward-looking economic co-operation, with a view to the upcoming FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.”
M Scott Havens, CEO of Bloomberg Media, 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.
Speakers include HE Sheikh Bandar bin Mohamed bin Saoud al-Thani, Governor of Qatar Central Bank; HE Ali bin Ahmed al-Kuwari, Minister of Finance; HE Saad Sherida al-Kaabi, President and CEO of QatarEnergy, and Minister of State for Energy Affairs; HE Sheikh Mohamed bin Hamad bin Qassim al-Thani, Minister of Commerce and Industry; Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia; Monica Geingos, First Lady, Republic of Namibia; Dr Mohamed Ahmed Maait, Minister of Finance, Egypt; Dr Fred Matiang’i, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Interior and Co-ordination of National Government, Kenya; and Vera Songwe, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, United Nations.
Other notable speakers include HE Akbar al-Baker, Group Chief Executive, Qatar Airways; Ghanem al-Ghenaiman, Managing Director, Kuwait Investment Authority; Abdulrahman Salim al-Hatmi, Group CEO, Asyad Group; Dr Mohamed Sulaiman al-Jasser, Chairman, Islamic Development Bank Group; HE Mansoor Ibrahim al-Mahmoud, CEO, Qatar Investment Authority; Shaikh Nawaf Saud al-Sabah, Deputy Chairman and CEO, Kuwait Petroleum Corporation; HE Ahmad al-Sayed, Minister of State and Chairman, Qatar Free Zones Authority; HE Hassan al-Thawadi, Secretary General, Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy; Mo Abudu, CEO, EbonyLife Group; Darius Adamczyk, Chairman and CEO, Honeywell International; Christian Angermayer, Founder, Apeiron Investment Group; Tewodros Ashenafi, Chairman and CEO, Southwest Holdings; Ade Ayeyemi, CEO, Ecobank Group; Sebastien Bazin, Chairman and CEO, Accor; Ben van Beurden, CEO, Shell; David Calhoun, President and CEO, The Boeing Company; Anthony Capuano, CEO, Marriott International; Jennifer Comalie, Chairperson, National Petroleum Corporation of Namibia; Aliko Dangote, Founder and President/Chief Executive, Dangote Group; Mohamed Dewji, CEO and President, MeTL Group; Carmelo Ezpeleta, CEO, Dorna Sports; Luis Gallego, CEO, International Airlines Group; Erez Galonska, Founder and CEO, Infarm; Toufik Hakkar, Chairman and CEO, Sonatrach; Russell Hardy, Group CEO, Vitol Services; Gianni Infantino, President, FIFA; Jenny Johnson, President and CEO, Franklin Templeton; Martina Merz, CEO, thyssenKrupp; Dozy Mmobuosi, Group CEO, Tingo; Steven T Mnuchin, 77th Secretary of the Treasury, United States of America; Virginie Morgon, CEO, Eurazeo; Bob Moritz, Global Chairman, PwC; Thomas Noroxe, CEO, Joe and the Juice; Jim Ovia, Founder and Chairman, Zenith Bank; Patrick Pouyanne, Chairman and CEO, TotalEnergies; Nouriel Roubini, CEO, Roubini Macro Associates; Ferit S Sahenk, Chairman and CEO, Dogus Group; Hussain Sajwani, Chairman, Damac Properties; Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO, ONE Championship; Vimal Shah, Chairman, BIDCO Africa; Jane Sun, CEO, Trip.com Group; Tidjane Thiam, Executive Chairman, Freedom Acquisition Corp. 1; Michael Ward, Managing Director, Harrods; Bill Winters, Group Chief Executive, Standard Chartered; and Darren Woods, Chairman and CEO, ExxonMobil.
Produced by Bloomberg Live and editorially programmed by Bloomberg News, the forum will be livestreamed on Bloomberg TV and bloomberg.com
For more information about the speakers and forum programme, one can visit QatarEconomicForum.com