The 4th Euromoney Qatar Conference will take place from 9-10 December in Doha
Doha, Qatar: Qatar will host a major congress this December to discuss the outlook for the global economy, as Euromoney returns to Doha for its fourth annual Qatar Conference.
Held under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Prime Minister of State of Qatar, the Euromoney Qatar Conference 2015 will bring financial leaders and senior government representatives together to try to make sense of the international investment environment.
H.E. Ali Sharif Al Emadi, Finance Minister of the State of Qatar, and H.E. Sheikh Abdullah Bin Saud Al Thani, Governor of Qatar Central Bank, will deliver speeches on the opening day of the event.
More than 600 senior finance and banking executives – the highest number to date – attended the event in 2014, and organisers are optimistic that this year’s Conference will match or even exceed that record this year.
Richard Banks, Consulting Editor of Euromoney Conferences and Managing Director of RMBanks & Co. Ltd., said: “Qatar has recently been named as the most competitive economy in the MENA region by the World Economic Forum, and it’s this dynamism – in the face of significant global pressure – that makes it so interesting for the global finance community. We’re very pleased to return to Doha in 2015, to build on the success of the Euromoney Qatar Conference, and we’re very grateful to our co-host, Qatar Central Bank, for its on-going support.”
The global economy has presented a very mixed picture in 2015, with positive signs of growth being quickly contradicted by negative economic indicators. On-going uncertainty on the timing of interest rate rises, combined with falling energy prices, have caused concern for policy-makers and investors.
Qatar’s successful strategy of economic diversification and its portfolio of global investments have helped shield the country from the impact of declining oil prices in 2015. Its real GDP growth, approximately 4.1 percent, has outpaced the international average significantly, while its gross national savings – equivalent to 56% of the country’s GDP – is the highest in the world.
As a result, Qatar provides the ideal vantage point to review the global economic landscape, and offers a case study for nations looking to navigate these tricky economic times. The Euromoney Qatar Conference 2015 is set to bring together decision-makers from across Qatar and international finance leaders to tackle key issues ranging from governance and investment opportunities, through to the global energy market and new banking technology.