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The Supply Chain Crisis, New Emerging Markets, discussed at Qatar Economic Forum 2022

Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA) recently participated in Qatar Economic Forum 2022, themed: “Equalizing the Global Recovery” and brought together world leaders, decision makers and more than 500 experts from around the globe to discuss pressing matters affecting world economies and global trade. The insightful discussions covered a variety of topics ranging from emerging markets […]

Sustainable Development in the Gulf Amid Global Transition for Low Carbon Energy

H.E. Ahmad Al-Sayed, Minister of State and Chairman of Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA) participated in a panel discussion at Doha Forum 2022 to discuss collaboration of governments and private sector in developing free zones in pursuit of local, regional and global sustainability. Doha Forum was held in conjunction with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs […]

QFZA and Thales Inaugurate Thales Headquarters and the Digital Competence Centre in QFZ

Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA) and Thales held an inauguration ceremony for the Thales headquarters and the newly established Digital Competence Centre in Qatar Free Zones. The Center was inaugurated by H.E. Ahmad bin Mohamed Al-Sayed, Minister of State and Chairman of Qatar Free Zones Authority, and Mr. Patrice Caine, Chairman and CEO of Thales […]

UK Minister of State for Investment Discusses Attracting Investment with QFZ

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H.E. Ahmad Al-Sayed, Minister of State and Chairman of Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA), received H.E. Lord Gerald Grimstone, Minister of State for Investment of the United Kingdom, during his visit to Qatar this week. The meeting was attended also by senior executives from QFZA, and followed by a tour at the Business Innovation Park […]

Inventus Power Inaugurates Advanced Battery and Power Systems Facility at Ras Bufontas

“Inventus Power” Company – a global US based leader in advanced battery technology & manufacturing – and “Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA)” inaugurated the company’s technical center and manufacturing facility in Qatar Free Zones, with the aim to accelerate Inventus Power’s international expansion, and to serve the European, Middle Eastern and African (EMEA) markets. The […]

Cityneon Expands its Presence in Middle East at Qatar Free Zones

Cityneon Holdings, a global entertainment company based in Singapore that specializes in unique, immersive, and large-scale experiences, signed in Doha a strategic partnership agreement with Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA) to establish a facility in Qatar Free Zones. The facility will cater to growing entertainment technology and experience markets in the Europe, Middle East and […]

AkzoNobel to Establish a Global Innovation and Development Center for Sustainability in Marine Coatings at QFZ

Qatar Free Zones Authority announced that AkzoNobel – a leading global paints and coatings company will establish a new global innovation and development center in Qatar Free Zones for its Marine Coatings business, adding to a growing list of similar facilities located in countries around the world. Through a partnership with the Qatar Free Zones […]

Strategic Partnership with Alfardan Automotive to Establish a Regional Logistical Hub in QFZ

Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA) and Alfardan Automotive, a subsidiary of one of the leading local and regional conglomerates, Alfardan Group, announced the signing of a strategic collaboration agreement to establish a regional logistical hub for different vehicles, means of transport, spare parts and others. This collaboration is an addition to the many partnerships QFZA […]

Qatar University leaders visit QFZ to discuss R&D and innovation

Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA) received a delegation from Qatar University led by H.E. Dr. Hassan Al-Derham, President of the University, along with Vice Presidents, Deans and other members of the University. The delegation was received by H.E. Ahmad Al-Sayed, Minister of State and Chairman of QFZA, in the presence of several leaders from QFZA. […]

QFZ participates in Qatar International Boat Show 2021

Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA) participated for the third year in the 8th edition of ‘Qatar International Boat Show 2021’ as a silver sponsor. QFZA’s booth showcased the investment and growth opportunities Qatar Free Zones offer to companies in the maritime industry and highlighted the growing maritime cluster in Umm Alhoul Free Zone. The brand-new […]

Qatar Joins Kimberly Process Certification Scheme

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The Plenary of the Kimberley Process, which took place from 8 – 12 November in Moscow, voted to accept the State of Qatar as a new member. Qatar was represented by a delegation headed by H.E. Ahmad Al-Sayed, Minister of State and Chairman of QFZA. The unanimous vote by the KP Plenary followed the recommendations […]

QFZA and Google Cloud Host Qatar Leaders Connect at Google Next ’21

Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA) and Google Cloud co-hosted “Qatar Leaders Connect at Google Next ’21”. The event highlighted the latest technologies, new research, and developments to enhance the digital business transformation and applications of the Cloud. QFZA Deputy CEO Abdulla Al-Misnad, and Google Cloud Qatar Country Manager Ghassan Kosta hosted the event, which included […]

MoU Inked with the Korean Economic Zone Planning Office Free Zones Cooperation

Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Korean Economic Zone Planning Office, to contribute to the economic development of both countries through mutual cooperation between Qatar Free Zones and the Korean Free Economic Zones (KFEZ). The signing ceremony was attended by His Excellency Mr. Ahmad Al-Sayed, Minister of State […]

Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre Includes QFZ in Expanded Jurisdiction

The expansion of the Qatar International Court and Dispute Resolution Centre (QICDRC) jurisdiction to include disputes within Qatar Free Zones as regulated by the Qatar Free Zones Authority, as well as relevant entities and individuals, came into effect on 13th October 2021. It follows last month’s issuance of Law No. 14 and Law No. 15 […]

US Congress Delegation Discusses Bilateral Cooperation with QFZ

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H.E. Ahmad Al-Sayed, Minister of State and Chairman of Qatar Free Zones Authority, received a US Congress delegation in Qatar Free Zones. His Excellency was joined by Senior Executives from QFZA to welcome the delegation visiting the country. The delegation included Congressmen Darrell Issa, Lou Correa, Darin Lahood, Jay Obernolte, Andrew Garbarino and Matt Gaetz, as well […]

MoU signed with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment on Food Security and Sustainability

The Ministry of Municipality and Environment & Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen cooperation between both entities and facilitate the development of a business cluster in Qatar Free Zones dedicated to advanced agriculture technology and the food industry. This step comes in line with Qatar’s strategy to achieve […]

QFZ, Eat Just & DVC Partner on Middle East Sustainable Food Hub

Eat Just, Inc., a company that applies cutting-edge science and technology to create healthier, more sustainable foods, announced today that it has partnered with Doha Venture Capital (DVC) and Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA), to build the first-ever cultivated meat facility in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) region. The regional hub will be […]

QFZA, WOLF Group & Msheireb Properties sign agreement to launch 3D Printing & Digitalization Hub

Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA), WOLF Group QFZ LLC and Msheireb Properties today signed an agreement to establish a 3D Printing and Digitalization Hub and Art Gallery in Ras Bufontas Free Zone, with its headquarters to be located in Doha Design District at Msheireb Downtown Doha. Lim Meng Hui, CEO of QFZA, Mariusz Król, CEO […]

Ras Bufontas Free Zone achieves GSAS sustainability certification

Ras Bufontas Free Zone, which is overseen and regulated by Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA), has been awarded the GSAS Design & Build (D&B) 3 Stars Certificate for “Districts & Infrastructure Scheme”. Within Ras Bufontas Free Zone, the iconic Business Innovation Park building has achieved the GSAS 3 Stars Certificate for “Design & Build Offices […]

Google Cloud Center of Excellence and Offices Announced in QFZ

Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA), the Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) and Google Cloud today announced the expansion of their partnership to include a new Center of Excellence training facility and new Google office in Qatar. This follows earlier announcements about a Google Cloud region in Qatar allowing new and existing customers, as well […]