QDB concludes virtual edition of Rowad Qatar

November 23, 2020

Doha: The Qatar Development Bank (QDB) has concluded the activities of the Global Entrepreneurship Week in Qatar and the first virtual edition of the Qatar Entrepreneurship Conference 2020 (Rowad Qatar), which garnered positive feedback from attendees and participants.

This event witnessed the active participation of all prominent institutions and the various actors within Qatar’s SME ecosystem as well as the global entrepreneurial community.

In its sixth edition, Rowad Qatar was organised with the support of the Qatar Investment Authority as the conference’s strategic sponsor, Qatar National Bank and the National Tourism Council as platinum sponsors, Ooredoo as the gold sponsor, and Qatar Chamber as the honorary sponsor, in addition to a long list of national partners representing various sectors and industries.

The event was well-received by institutions representing various industries and domains across the public and private sectors in Qatar, in addition to reaching a broader audience, with the number of registrants in its panel discussions and workshops across QDB’s digital platforms totaling more than 3,500 participants.

QDB successfully delivered on the promise of the theme for this year’s conference on ‘Business Sustainability: My Impact on My Economy and My Country’, by offering entrepreneurs an empowering virtual space where they can continue promoting and supporting Qatar’s pro-business environment as well as helping consolidate the country’s leading position as the first in entrepreneurship in the Arab world and the third globally.

The conference also built on the success of its previous editions in cementing the importance of the Global Entrepreneurship Week in Qatar and making it one of the most prominent platforms for entrepreneurship in the country, through its partnerships with various governmental, semi-governmental, and private institutions.

QDB’s CEO Abdulaziz bin Nasser Al Khalifa said: “The Qatar Entrepreneurship Conference aims to enrich and develop the entrepreneurship ecosystem in Qatar and celebrate its leading entrepreneurs and their achievements. It also helps strengthen collaboration among the ecosystem’s various actors and players in Qatar, and learn from the global perspective.'

'This year, and in coordination with relevant institutions, we were able to present a distinguished edition of the conference that received great feedback from all participants.” he added.

During the event, QDB honoured the winners of the Al Fikra Competition and the Resilient Award, with eight projects winning in the three categories of the Al Fikra Competition.

The conference’s panel discussions and workshops covered a range of relevant issues and topics that met with great turnout from entrepreneurs, who praised the various sessions and said they were eager to actively engage in the conversation, reflecting QDB’s success in reaching the wider entrepreneurship community in Qatar and region.

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