Qatar Financial Centre (QFC), together with the Ministry of Finance, Qatar Free Zones Authority, and the Investment Promotion Agency of Qatar, in association with Bloomberg, recently hosted an event in New York: ‘The Future of Investing: Spotlight on Qatar’.

The event is part of a larger strategic media agreement that QFC signed earlier this year with Bloomberg, following the launch of the first studio for Bloomberg Television in Qatar.

‘The Future of Investing: Spotlight on Qatar’ took place at the Bloomberg headquarters, and shed light on the many foreign direct investment opportunities available in Qatar to overseas investors. The event saw a range of experts discuss the outlook for foreign investors, with some of the country’s rapidly growing sectors including foreign direct investments in financial technology, as well as Qatar’s upward investing trends as seen in the past years. An analyses of data on what is driving growth in Qatar was also presented by one of Bloomberg’s top experts.

The event was hosted by Jason Kelly, New York Bureau Chief of Bloomberg and included a line up of highly prominent speakers including Ambassador Anne Patterson, President of the US-Qatar Business Council; Rachel Duan, President and CEO of GE’s Global Growth Organization; and James Zhan, Director of Investment and Enterprise at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD).

Qatar delegates included Sheikh Ali Al Waleed Al Thani, CEO of Investment Promotion Agency of Qatar; Saud Bin Abdullah Al Attiyah, Deputy Undersecretary for Economic Affairs at the Ministry of Finance; Abdulla Al Misnad, Deputy CEO of Qatar Free Zones Authority; Sarah Al Dorani, Chief Marketing Officer at QFC; and Sadiq Hamour, Director of Financial Institutions at QFC. The group joined an influential audience which included a number of C-suite decision makers in financial services and fintech companies in the US.