Under the Patronage of H.E. Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani Prime Minister of the State of Qatar.
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.