Event name

The Euromoney Qatar Conference 2018

09-10 December 2018
Doha, Qatar

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Co-Host

Qatar Central Bank

Supporting Body

Qatar Financial Markets Authority

Senior Lead Sponsor

Qatar National Bank

Lead Sponsor

Commercial Bank of Qatar

Co-Sponsor

Qatar Development Bank

Exhibitor

CFA Society
QFBA
Qatar International Islamic Bank (Q.P.S.C.)

Association Partner

German Industry & Commerce Office Qatar
US-Qatar Business Council

Event Overview

New Directions, New Opportunities

The Euromoney Qatar Conference took place in Doha on 9-10 December, bringing together over 500 delegates representing Qatar's financial and business elites together with senior government officials. 

Day one of the conference saw His Excellency, the Prime Minister officially open the conference under his patronage. His Excellency, the Minister of finance, Mr Ali Shareef Al-Emadi, delivered a keynote address to a full conference room. Mr Al-Emadi's keynote was followed by our international keynote speaker, Philippe Legrain, visiting fellow at the London School of Economics and Politics. 

Mr Legrain's speech, observed by the Prime Minister and several government officials, focused on the economic outlook for 2019. Legrain highlighted the end of US-led liberal globalisation, the ramping-up of the US-China rivalry, and a global slowdown caused by global deleveraging as the main trends to look out for. 

The morning continued with a keynote address from the newly promoted acting CEO of Qatar National Bank (QNB), Mr Abdulla Mubarak Al-Khalifa. This was followed by a keynote interview with Joseph Abraham, CEO of Commercial Bank. Day one finished with a panel about Qatar's economy. Featuring perspectives from the US government (Lesley Chavkin; US-Qatar business interests (Mohammed Barakat); Qatar Development Bank, Georgetown University, and Khalid Al Sayed, senior advisor at the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee. 

Day two opened with His Excellency, Sheikh Abdulla Bin Saoud Al-Thani, Governor of the Qatar Central Bank. The Governor outlined the latest government figures for economic growth in Qatar, demonstrating the country's resilience to the blockade and commitment to both the World Cup 2022, and Qatar's Vision 2030. 

The Governor's speech was followed by panel discussions on fintech, asset management, and (for the first time at a Euromoney middle east event) sustainable finance. 

We would like to thank all delegates and speakers for joining us at the St Regis. We thank our co-hosts, Qatar Central Bank, as well as our sponsors, QNB, Commercial Bank, QDB, CFA Society, QFBA, and QIIB. We look forward to seeing you all again in Doha next year. 

 

Speakers

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H.E. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al Thani

Prime Minister
State of Qatar

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H.E. Ali Shareef Al Emadi

Minister Of Finance
State of Qatar

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H.E. Sheikh Abdulla Bin Saoud Al-Thani

Governor
Qatar Central Bank

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Abdulla Mubarak Al-Khalifa

Acting Group Chief Executive Officer
Qatar National Bank

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Philippe Legrain

Visiting Fellow
London School of Economics and Political Science

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Joseph Abraham

Group Chief Executive Officer
Commercial Bank of Qatar

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Khalid Al Sayed

Senior Advisor
Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy

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Alexis Antoniades

Director Of International Economics
Georgetown University in Qatar

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Douglas Arner

Kerry Holdings Professor In Law
University of Hong Kong

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Richard Banks

Consulting Editor
Euromoney Conferences

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Mohammed Barakat

Managing Director
US-Qatar Business Council

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Victoria Behn

Director Middle East and Africa
Euromoney Conferences

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Lesley Chavkin

Financial Attache to Qatar and Kuwait
US Department of the Treasury

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Chirag Doshi

Executive Vice President - Head Of Investments And Treasury
Qatar Insurance Group

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Rory Fyfe

Managing Director
MENA Advisors

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Hatem Hachicha

Head Of Innovation
Qatar National Bank

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Arwa Hamdieh

Managing Director
Capital Advantage Global

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Richard Hirst

Head Of Sustainability
Qatar National Bank

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Houssam Itani

Partner, Financial Services Advisory Mena, Fintech Leader
EY - Qatar

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Ayham Kamel

Director, Middle East and North Africa
Eurasia Group

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Ajay Kumar

AGM, Investment & Funds Management
Qatar National Bank

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Louis Lavoie

Managing Director, European Mezzanine
Crescent Capital Group

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Leonie Lethbridge

Chief Operating Officer
Commercial Bank of Qatar

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Mohsin Mujtaba

Director, Product And Market Development
Qatar Stock Exchange

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Talal Samhouri

Head Of Asset Management
Amwal

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Fabio Scacciavillani

Chief Strategy Officer
Oman Investment Fund

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Tengiz Tkeshelashvili

Senior Investment Analyst
Qatar Development Bank

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Sarkis Yoghourtdjian

Former Advisor and Assistant Director for Banking Supervision and Regulation; Senior Advisor
Federal Reserve System; Financial Integrity Network

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