The Euromoney Qatar Conference 2017

“A high quality conference for an enthusiastic audience, run by and comprising of top people in their fields.”

George Magnus, Economist and Author


His Excellency, Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Prime Minister, State of Qatar


 - His Excellency, Mr Ali Shareef Al Emadi, Minister of Finance, State of Qatar
 - His Excellency, Sheikh Abdulla Bin Saoud Al-Thani, Governor, Qatar Central Bank
 - Hamish McRae, Principal Economic Commentator, The Independent Online
 - Sarkis Yoghourtdjian, Advisor, Banking Supervision and Regulation, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
 - Ali Ahmed Al Kuwari, Group Chief Executive Officer, Qatar National Bank


The Euromoney Qatar Conference will return to Doha on 5-6 December. Now in its sixth year, we will welcome a distinguished line-up of financiers, investors, corporates, and international experts to confront the key issues facing Qatar, as it seeks to grow and diversify its global presence. Interactive content combined with first-class networking opportunities will empower our delegates to truly understand Qatar's current challenges and meet key stakeholders shaping the country's future.



Building systemic security through cybersecurity and FinTech is becoming of ever greater importance to Qatar and the wider MENA region. The ongoing siege against Qatar has only furthered the necessity for Qatari businesses and investors to establish themselves as a key instigators for Qatar as a global hotspot for FinTech investment.  This year's agenda focuses on safeguarding Qatar's economic and financial future through digitalisation and technological innovation. Keynote interviews and panel discussions featuring leading investors, technologists and banks will debate the importance of funding, regulatory incentives, and collaboration amongst financial institutions.



What are the forecasts for Qatar's economy in 2017 and beyond? How is it evolving? Are Qatari businesses confident that infrastructure investment and capital deployment can maintain the levels needed to secure the country's future as a global player? Our headline panels on the economy and investment environment further showcase the need to diversify and digitalise Qatar's economy. Government spending figures will come under scrutiny, and debates on the current state of the real estate and infrastructure investment as our speakers tackle these critical questions for our delegates.



Central banks face a dilemma as global quantitative easing programmes are under increasing pressure to taper off. Combined with uncertainty over the impact of the 'digital economy' on employment, our opening discussion promises to shed light on these developments, and their effect on Qatar's programme for the future after 2022, through to Vision 2030.


"The best organised conference I had ever attended. It covered all the newly considered issues on the global agenda."
Sara Alkhelaifi, Computer Engineer, Financial Stability and Cyber Security, Qatar Central Bank

"Interesting agenda that has been tackled professionally and officially as well as the guests and speakers, looking forward to next year.”
Mahmoud Raef, Country Manager, PayFort Qatar

“Great to take part in an event which considers cross industry influences. It was fantastic to share digitisation thoughts with the finance sector as well as take learnings especially concerning cyber security. I look forward to staying involved.”
Asim Mirza, Customer Operations Director, Vodafone Qatar

“Euromoney Conferences in the GCC countries have become key events that many policy makers strive to attend. They bring diverse participants from government, private sector and international experts to discuss current regional challenges and outlook.”
Nadir Mohammed, Country Director, GCC Countries, The World Bank