The 2020 Qatar Entrepreneurship Conference launched under the theme of ‘Business Sustainability’

Nov 02, 2020 by QDB

QDB anticipates wider audience participation with the Conference’s first virtual edition

In celebration of the Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), Qatar Development Bank (QDB) has launched the Qatar Entrepreneurship Conference 2020 (Rowad Qatar) under the theme ‘Business Sustainability: my impact on my economy and my country’.

Regarded as the premier annual entrepreneurship event in the country, this year's edition is held under the sponsorship of the Qatar Investment Authority as the Conference’s strategic sponsor, Qatar National Bank and the National Tourism Council as platinum sponsors, Ooredoo as the gold sponsor, and Qatar Chamber as the honorary sponsor, in addition to a long list of national partners representing various sectors and industries. The 2020 edition of the Conference will take place over the course of 5 days from the 15th to the 19th of November.

With the launch of the first virtual edition of the Qatar Entrepreneurship Conference, QDB aims to highlight the importance of adapting to change by transforming the pandemic-induced challenge of holding the Conference in its traditional format, into an opportunity to reach a wider audience with a virtual event that takes place on a digital platform.

Commenting on the launch of the Conference, QDB’s CEO Mr. Abdulaziz Bin Nasser Al-Khalifa said: “We are pleased to announce the launch of the Qatar Entrepreneurship Conference 2020 under the theme ‘Business Sustainability: my impact on my economy and my country’, especially in light of these exceptional circumstances imposed by COVID-19. Through this initiative, we aim to enrich the entrepreneurial scene in Qatar and to further develop a cooperative network among the various actors within the ecosystem through which we can continue to exchange dialogue and expertise, and share knowledge, towards serving our strategic goals and realizing Qatar's national vision and its economic diversification and sustainability goals.”

The GEW aims to celebrate the entrepreneurship culture and spotlight success stories of entrepreneurs, while inspiring the business community and encouraging innovation among its members in Qatar and across the globe. By celebrating the renowned global event every year, the Qatar Entrepreneurship Conference 2020 additionally contributes to Qatar’s economic growth by creating a vibrant business climate for emerging enterprises and aspiring entrepreneurs and further developing an integrated ecosystem that guides them along their journey to success.

The Conference is set to host a series of training sessions and specialized workshops in line with QDB’s mission to develop interactive platforms for knowledge exchange between ambitious entrepreneurs, and industry experts and thought leaders representing various sectors and domains. A number of key sustainability topics and issues will be discussed over the course of five days, with the participation of more than 45 industry experts and specialists in nearly 25 different workshops and several panel discussions. With a focus on sustainability, the Conference brings together like-minded innovators who embrace the challenge of recognizing, developing, and leveraging entrepreneurial opportunities towards creating value across all four pillars of the Qatar National Vision 2030.

This year’s edition will also witness the announcement of the winners of both the Al Fikra Competition, in its seventh edition, and the Resilient Award for private enterprises that have successfully dealt with the COVID-19 pandemic and its economic and social challenges. QDB is anticipating the participation of all members of the entrepreneurship ecosystem – including business owners, institutions, and Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) – in the Conference and their engagement with the leading platform that it presents, towards achieving its goals and objectives. To take part in the event, entrepreneurs and SMEs can visit https://www.qdb.qa/en/rowad-qatar, where they can access the Conference’s full agenda and more information on its workshops and discussion panels.


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