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Qatar After the World Cup – Looking Beyond 2022

Event Date: Wed, 05 Oct, 2022
Event Time: 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Venue: Dukes The Palm, St. James Suite
Location: Palm Jumeirah

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Member Registrations: 145 AED
Pre-members Fee: 190 AED

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This event is for anyone who is either already in Qatar or looking to explore the opportunities to expand into Qatar.

Jeroen Nijland, Director of Investor Relations Department and Special Advisor of Invest Qatar will share the strategic plans of the Government of Qatar providing insights into the policies and the focus on FDI post the World Cup. Jeroen leads the Investor Relations and Stakeholder Management department at the Investment Promotion Agency Qatar and has longstanding experience in developing, executing, and managing international public sector policies aimed at the business sector. Following his presentation, Jeroen will then join a panel consisting of the following people, with more panelists to be confirmed:

Kathrin Lemke - Manager, OCO Global, Qatar: Kathrin is OCO’s Manger in Doha, Qatar. Central to her career of 10+ years in economic development, trade and investment promotion has been building multiplier relationships around the world to foster trade and investment ties with the Middle East. 

Wayne Merrick, Managing Director, CBD Corporate Services: Wayne is a business structuring and corporate services expert who has lived and worked for 13 years across multiple jurisdictions in the Middle East. With 10+ years of industry experience, he has assisted hundreds of international companies and investors with their market entry / corporate restructuring requirements in the UAE (Dubai and Abu Dhabi), Qatar, KSA, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain. This has included home grown startups, SME’s and multi-national listed companies across multiple industry sectors such as Fintech, Education, Healthcare, Retail, Real Estate, Oil and Gas, Construction, Engineering, E-commerce, Events, Hospitality and F&B.

The panel will be moderated by Helen Barrett, Deputy Chair of the British Business Group Dubai and Northern Emirates and Partner at CBD Corporate Services: Helen is an English qualified solicitor who has been living and working in Dubai for 25 years. Prior to establishing CBD, Helen specialised in advising foreign investors on all aspects of foreign direct investment throughout the Middle East including corporate [re]structuring, company set-ups and mergers and acquisitions. Helen specialises in structuring businesses in the contracting, engineering, education, training, FMCG, IT, media and tourism sectors. 

Cost includes breakfast and valet parking
Dress code: Business

This is a pre-pay event and your place will not be confirmed until payment is received. Cancellations will be accepted until 11.59am on Monday 3rd October after which “no show fees” will apply.

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