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 and their effects on the global economy, to the supply chain crisis that the post-pandemic world has been facing, with cargo and logistical operations having slowed to a near-halt in some of the world’s ports and hubs; the aim being to offer robust and resilient solutions and discuss means to future-proof economies in the face of any potential crises.

Panel Discussion: The Supply Chain Crisis

HE Ahmad Al-Sayed, Minister of State and Chairman of QFZA took part in a panel discussion that addressed the challenges supply chains faced with the current geopolitical and economic landscape. His Excellency stressed the importance of supporting logistical institutions to ensure the sustainability of supply chains and speed up trade operations, as well as the need to invest in logistical infrastructure, warehousing and facilities upon which international trade depends.

HE Ahmad Al-Sayed
Minister of State and Chairman
Qatar Free Zones Authority

Hon. Dr. Fred Matiang’i
Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Interior & Coordination of National Government
Republic of Kenya

Abdulrahman Salim Al Hatmi
Group CEO
Asyad Group

Haslinda Amin
Bloomberg Television

Industrial Roundtable Discussion: The New Emerging Markets

Sheikh Mohammed H. F. Al-Thani, Deputy CEO and Chief Strategy Officer of QFZA also participated in a roundtable discussion which shed light on the new and emerging markets and the role these markets play within the wider global economy. Sheikh Mohammed highlighted some of the touch points that investors look at when choosing to enter new markets and to expand their operations.

Sheikh Mohammed H. F. Al-Thani
Deputy CEO,
Chief Strategy Officer
Qatar Free Zones Authority

Ali Rashid Al-Mohannadi
Executive General Manager and Chief Operating Officer
QNB Group

Hakan Akbas
Founding Partner, Strategic Advisory Services
Albright Stonebridge Group

Issam Abousleiman
Regional Director for the GCC
The World Bank

Paulo Gomes
Orango Investments Corporation

Ana Lucia Lind
CEO & Co-Founder
Swiss Financial Engineering AG

Martha Osier
Adenia Partners

Ziad Daoud
Chief Emerging Market Economist
Bloomberg LP

Watch the full sessions below:

Panel Discussion: The Supply Chain Crisis | Qatar Economic Forum 2022
Industrial Roundtable Discussion: The New Emerging Markets | Qatar Economic Forum 2022