Breakfast Briefing: Focus on Qatar



24 Apr 2012
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Oxford Business Group is pleased to announce our media partnership with the Breakfast Briefing: Focus on Qatar which will be held on 24 April, in London. In this respect we send you the following message from the conference organisers:

Dear Oxford Business Group Subscribers,

24 April 2012 - Breakfast Briefing: Focus on Qatar

The Middle East Association invites you to register for its Breakfast Briefing: Focus on Qatar, taking place on Tuesday 24th April at Bury House.

Qatar is one of the world’s fastest growing economies, and is using its vast revenues from energy sources to fund major construction and infrastructure developments. Qatar has made its way into the international spotlight as host of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, an event that will draw worldwide attention to the state.

Qatar and the UK have close ties in trade, finance and politics. In 2011 the UK had a 160% increase in imports from Qatar and a 22% increase in exports, with British exports to Qatar doubling in the last few years. Qatari government policies geared towards diversification and future investment combined with the strong reputation of UK goods and services in the region has aided these developments.

Our Line-up is as follows:

  • Ranald Spiers, Acting Director General, Middle East Association – Chair
  • Andrew Jeffreys, Editor-in-Chief, Oxford Business Group: “The Rise of Qatar: An Economic and Political Overview”
  • Alex Lambeth, Director Middle East and Africa, British Expertise: “Towards 2022: An Overview of Business Opportunities in Qatar”
  • Stuart Curtis, Group Managing Director, Links Group: “How to Establish a Commercial Presence in Qatar”
  • Lana Habasah, Partner, Eversheds Qatar Office: “The Legal Environment for Doing Business in Qatar”
  • Akbar Ahsan, Head of Corporate Finance, Qatar Islamic Bank (TBC): “How the Financial Services sector can support UK-Qatar links”


The timings for the event are:

  • 08.15 Registration & Breakfast
  • 09.00 Presentations and Q&A
  • 10.30 Coffee and Networking
  • 11.00 Depart


To download a flyer and registration form for the event, click here.

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