QFC Highlights Qatar Business Opportunities to Spanish Industry Leaders

26 11月 2019

Doha, Qatar

Under the patronage of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, The Qatar Financial Centre (QFC), one of the world's leading and fastest growing onshore business and financial centres, hosted the second annual Qatar Business Awards following the success of last year's inaugural edition. 


The event brought together Mr. Yousuf Mohamed Al-Jaida, Chief Executive Officer of the Qatar Financial Centre and Mr. Hamad bin Mohammed Al Abdan, Director of the Business Development and Investment Promotion Department at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, along with a number of officials and senior executives from major Qatar-based companies.


The 2019 Qatar Business Awards was open to organisations that uphold a commitment to providing exceptional business services and innovation to their customers, partners, suppliers, as well as employees. This year's winners include Al Rayan Investment for best performing company of the year, Apparel Qatar for best employer of the year, CFA Society Doha for best non-profit of the year, Qatar SportsTech for most innovative company of the year, EPROJECTS for new business of the year, K&L Gates for best law firm of the year, Clyde & Co for corporate social responsibility programme of the year, PwC for best local partner of the year, Allianz Care for best customer service platform of the year, and Alfardan Group for the special recognition award.


Raed Al-Emadi, Chief Commercial Officer, QFC Authority

The QFC considers Spain a key market and our Investment Roundtable event was an excellent opportunity for Spanish companies to discuss doing business in Qatar with our investment team. Our mission is to facilitate the strengthening of our international economic partnerships through providing an effective and efficient framework for commercial enterprises. Our onshore capabilities also allow us to serve as a springboard for investors who wish to tap into regional markets, and we believe that we provide the best platform for firms to expand to Qatar and beyond.

Ms. Salam Al Shawa, Senior Vice President Marketing and Corporate Communications, Qatar Airways 


"Qatar Airways is proud to partner with the Qatar Financial Centre and be part of this inspirational evening where the Qatar business community comes together to celebrate its exceptional achievements. We congratulate all winners at the 2019 Qatar Business Awards and are delighted to support innovation and local talent in Qatar."


Mr. Joseph Abraham, Group Chief Executive Officer, Commercial Bank


"We are happy to sponsor the Qatar Business Awards as part of our commitment to supporting the QFC and the State of Qatar in developing a global and diversified economy that is attractive to foreign companies looking to use Qatar as their regional base. We thank QFC for recognising QFC companies' achievements through these awards."


Mr. Lin Shengiang, President of Bank of China QFC Branch, 


"As a new joiner in Qatar market, Bank of China Qatar (BoCQ) has achieved enormous achievements under the support of QFC. BoCQ is honored to be a sponsor of QBA this year and we are looking forward to having more Chinese fellow companies participate in QBA."


The QFC also hosted 'QBART' on the sidelines of the business awards, an exclusive art exhibition designed to showcase inspirational work by local artists. QBART, a QFC corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative, offered artists across Qatar a platform to both show their work and engage with business communities. 


Qatar Airways, Commercial Bank of Qatar, Bank of China, Dentons & Co, Servcorp, Al Tamimi & Company International, and DWF LLP participated as sponsors of this year's Qatar Business Awards.