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3rd EED 2016 Opening Ceremony Speakers


• One of a kind conference which delves into different subject matters which are of vital importance for the future of Qatar and the region.
• A special meeting of the minds where it encompasses the ideas and solutions of policy makers, thinkers, academicians and experts.
• An opportunity to network and present the role of your company or institution in supporting entrepreneurship and economic development in Qatar and the region.


Under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim Al-Thani, Minister of Economy and Commerce, and organized by Qatar University and Interactive Business Network (IBN), the second edition of the Entrepreneurship in Economic Development Forum was conducted on 2-3 March 2015 at the Sheraton Doha Resort and Convention Hotel in Qatar. 
Emphasizing on the importance of developing the private sector and SMEs, investing in an entrepreneurial eco-system and human capital, as well as creating a knowledge economy in support of Qatar's National Vision 2030 Plan, this year’s Forum was characterized by highly informative and thought-provoking discussions by well-renowned speakers and distinguished personalities – both from the public and private sectors – who provided valuable insights on several topics related to the main theme of "Fostering the New Generation of Entrepreneurs in Qatar and the Gulf." 

This year's edition of the Forum saw a record number of attendees from Qatar, the Gulf and beyond, who were all inspired and encouraged by the distinguished line-up of expert resource speakers. 

 Among the key speakers were: H.E. Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani, Minister of Economy and Commerce – Qatar, who inaugurated the Forum; H.E. Mrs. Ewa Palano, Ambassador, Embassy of Sweden in Qatar; Mr. Raed Chehaib, Chief Executive Officer of IBN; Mr. Saif Al Sowaidi, Deputy President, Qatar University – Qatar; Mr. Abdul Aziz Al Khalifa, CEO, QDB – Qatar; and Mr. Wael Sawan, Managing Director & Chairman, Qatar Shell Companies – Qatar.

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