Qatar Chamber participated in the activities of the St Petersburg International Economic Forum – SPIEF 2021 – held recently, from 2 to 5 June, in the Russian Federation.

A delegation from Qatar Chamber joined Qatar’s pavilion, set up to highlight the country’s leading position at regional and international levels and to introduce the attractive investment environment that the State of Qatar provides to businessmen and investors from all over the world. It was also aimed to showcase the most prominent incentives, advantages and initiatives launched in order to support the private sector and enhance the competitiveness and diversification of the Qatari economy in line with Qatar National Vision 2030.

The Chamber’s delegation included board members Ibtihaj al Ahmadani and Abdulrahman bin Abdulla al Ansari, alongside a number of Qatari businessmen and representatives from Qatari companies.

Business meetings to enhance opportunities 

The participating delegation attended the opening of Qatar’s pavilion at the forum as a ‘guest country’. The pavilion was inaugurated by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani, in the presence of Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Yury Borisov and representatives of major companies and institutions from Russia and Qatar.

Qatar Chamber Joins SPIEF 2021 3The pavilion hosted several economic and cultural events as well as bilateral meetings between business sectors in Qatar and Russia. The Chamber’s delegation held extensive meetings during the four days of the forum.

St Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry. The delegation held a round table discussion with members of the St Petersburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry to review ways of enhancing cooperation relations between both chambers in terms of investment, financial services, industrial innovations, pharmaceuticals, ports and infrastructure.

Leningrad Regions. They also held meetings with a number of businessmen from the Leningrad Regions to explore areas of cooperation and mutual investments, as well as investment opportunities available in both countries and the possibility of establishing partnerships and alliances in all sectors.

Russia-Qatar Business Forum. The Chamber’s delegation also participated in the Russia-Qatar Business Forum which many Qatari businessmen such as Abdulaziz Al Dulaimi from Al Dulaimi Group and Chairman of Baladna Moutaz Al Khayyat, also joined.

Qatar-Russia Business Council. The meeting was attended by businessmen from both countries and touched on developing cooperation between business sectors in Qatar and Russia, exploring investment in both countries and establishing alliances and partnerships between Qatari companies and their Russian counterparts.

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The Chamber delegation also had a meeting with the Chair of the Coordinating Council of the Russian-Arab Business Council, Gvilava Tatyana Alexandrovna. They discussed ways of bolstering cooperation relations between Qatari and Russian businesswomen. During the meeting, Ibtihaj al Ahmadani reviewed the key role played by Qatar Chamber and the Chamber’s Qatari Businesswomen Forum in developing the country’s private sector and in enabling Qatari companies to cooperate with their counterpart from other countries.

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