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Business & Investment in Qatar Forum
Maritim Hotel | Germany-Berlin

15-16 April 2013

Tentative Agenda




Opening Session


7:15 P.M-7:30 P.M



·         H.E Sheikh Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jabr Al-Thani

Prime Minister And Minister of Foreign Affairs, Qatar

·         H.E Mrs. Angela Merkel

Chancellor of Germany




Session One

Investing in the Future: Qatar's National Vision 2030

7:30 P.M-8:30 P.M

Moderator :


·         H.E Sheikh Jassim Bin Abdulaziz Al-Thani

Minister, Ministry of Business and Trade, Qatar


·         H.E Dr. Ibrahim Al Ibrahim

Economic  Advisor in The Amiri Diwan, Qatar


·         Sheikh Nawaf Bin Nasser Al-Thani

Qatari Businessmen Association, Qatar


·         Mr. Andy Swiger

Senior Vice President, ExxonMobil corporation


·         Mr. Andy Brown

Director of Upstream International, Shell


·         Dr. Hussain Al Abdullah

Executive Board Member, Qatar Investment Authority, Qatar


·         Dr. Tidu Maini

Executive Chairman, Qatar Science & Technology Park, Qatar (TBC)





8:30 P.M

Reception and Exhibition Visit

9:00 P.M

Gala Dinner  Upon Special Invitation



Session One

Qatar's Industrial Infrastructure & Development Projects

9:00 A.M – 10:00 A.M



·         H.E Mr. Guido Westerwelle

Federal Foreign Minister, Germany


·         H.E Mr. Ali Abdulla Al Abdulla

Assistant Undersecretary for Planning Affairs Deputy Chairman, Qatar National Master Plan Steering Committee, Qatar


·         H.E Dr. Peter Ramsauer

Federal Minister of Transportation, Building and Urban Development, Germany (TBC)


·         Eng. Nasser Ali Al Mawlawi

President, Ashghal, Qatar


·         Eng. Abdulaziz Jassim al Muftah

Director, Industrial Cities  


·         Mr. Khaled Al Sayed

Acting Group CEO, Qatari Diar, Qatar


·         German Company

10:00 A.M -10:30A.M

Coffee Break

Session Two

Energy Sector: A Foundation for Future Diversification & Growth

10:30A.M– 11:30A.M



·         H.E Dr. Mohammed Bin  Saleh Al-Sada

Minister of Energy And Industry, Qatar


·         Mr. Saad Sherida Al Kaabi

Director, Oil & Gas Ventures, Qatar  Petroleum, Qatar


·         Mr. Wael Sawan

Managing Director and Chairman, Shell Qatar


·         Mr. Bart Cahir

President and General Manager- Exxon Mobil, Qatar


·         Mr. Jakob Thomasen

CEO, Maersk Oil


·         Eng. Issa Bin Hilal Al-Kuwari

President- Qatar General Electricity and Water corporation, Qatar

Session Three

Qatari – German Investments: A Foundation of Solid Partnership

11:30A.M – 12:30 P.M




·         H.E Mr. Klaus Wowereit

Governing Mayor of Berlin, Germany (TBC)


·         Dr. Hussain Al Abdullah

Executive Board Member, Qatar Investment Authority, Qatar


·         H.E Sheikh Khalifa Bin Jassim Bin Mohamed Al-Thani                  

Chairman, Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Qatar (TBC)


·         Deutsche Bank, Qatar


·         Al Fardan Group Holding, Qatar


·          Mr. Saad Al-Muhannadi

CEO, Qatar Railways Company, Qatar


·         German Company

12:30P.M – 1:00P.M

Coffee Break

Session Four

Financial and Banking Sector: Lending Capacity Growth a Springboard for Development

1:00P.M – 2:00P.M



·         Ministry of Finance and Economy, Qatar (TBC)


·         H.E Ms. Anne Ruth Herkes

State Secretary of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology, Germany


·         Al-Khaliji Bank


·         Mr. Andrew Stevens

CEO, Commercial Bank, Qatar


·         Mr. Ali Shareef Al Emadi

CEO, Qatar National Bank, Qatar (TBC)


·         Mr. Shashank Srivastava

CEO and Board Member, Qatar Financial Centre Authority

2:00P.M – 4:00 P.M


Session Five

 Growth of SME's Supporting the Diversification of the Economy

4:00P.M – 5:00P.M



·         Mrs. Aisha Al Fardan

Vice Chairwoman, Qatari Businesswomen Association, Qatar


·         Mrs. Noora Al-Mannai

CEO- Enterprise Qatar, Qatar (TBC)


·         Deutsche Bank, Qatar


·         German Company


·         Representative from SME's from Germany


·         Dr. Hessa Sultan Al Jaber

Secretary General ICT Qatar, Qatar

5:00 P.M– 5:30 P.M

Coffee Break

Session Six

Culture, Tourism and Sports: Qatar a Major Hub for Sporting Events

5:30 P.M – 6:30 P.M

Moderator:  Mr. Ayman Jad,  Al-Jazeera



·         H.E Sheikha Al-Mayassa Bint Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani

Chairperson Qatar Museum Authority Board of trustees, Qatar (TBC)


·         H.E Sheikh Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Al-Thani

General Secretary, Qatar Olympic Committee, Qatar


·         Mr. Hassan Al-Thawadi

Secretary General, Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee, Qatar


·         Mr. Issa Bin Mohammed Al Muhannadi

Chairman of Qatar Tourism Authority, Qatar (TBC)


·         Mr. Akbar Al Baker

Chief Executive Officer, Qatar Airways, Qatar


·         Prof. Albert Speer

CEO, Albert Speer & Partner GmbH, Germany


·         Representative from Sports/ Stadium Contractors- Germany


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