Posted on September 12, 2018

The American Chamber of Commerce in Qatar (AmCham Qatar) held a reception on September 10th to welcome Thomas J. Donohue, President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and his accompanying delegation to Qatar. The networking event provided a platform for Qatari and U.S. stakeholders to explore trade-related opportunities.

The delegation comprised several U.S. Chamber of Commerce officials, including: Khush Choksy, Senior Vice President of the Middle East & Turkey Affairs, Christopher Roberti, Senior Vice President for Cyber, Intelligence, and Security Policy, and Steve Lutes, Vice President of the Middle East Affairs. Robert Hager, Chairman of AmCham and Partner at Squire Patton Boggs, was also in attendance along with Mr. William Grant, Chargé d'Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Qatar.

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Speaking on the occasion, Robert Hager said: "The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is a powerful advocate of U.S. business worldwide and we have been fortunate to have their support since our founding in 2010. We can always count on their sound advice and guidance and making available the resources of the chamber to help us promote U.S. business in Qatar and expand the commercial relationship between the two countries." Thomas Donohue added: “Qatar has a vibrant, growing market that American businesses are eager to access. The U.S. Chamber will continue working with AmCham Qatar as well as government and business leaders to explore new ways in which our nations can collaborate to strengthen this important bilateral economic relationship.”

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AmCham endeavours to bring together U.S. and Qatari stakeholders with the aim of exploring new relationships that strengthen collaboration and deepen business ties. This networking event is the latest example of AmCham’s vibrant program of activities that celebrate the strengthening economic and bilateral ties between the U.S. and Qatar. Some of the companies taking part in the reception included: Boeing, Squire Patton Boggs, Northwestern University Qatar, Libra Trading Company, Carnegie Mellon University Qatar, ConocoPhillips, Citi Bank, and Marsh.