Posted on March 26, 2017

Al Rayyan Tourism Investment Company (ARTIC) – the international hotel investment and hospitality subsidiary of Al Faisal Holding Company, one of Qatar’s largest private diversified industry groups, will be one of the leading participants at the Qatar - UK Business and Investment Forum which will be held on 27-28 March in London and Birmingham in the United Kingdom.

The Forum will focus on a number of topics including the current business environment in the UK, tax-efficient ways to operate in the UK, and Birmingham’s strategy for growth. Scientific innovation, Qatar’s National Vision (QNV) 2030, and investment opportunities in Qatar in real estate, healthcare, information technology and energy will also be discussed. The Forum will be attended by high-profile government and private sector Qatari and UK representatives.

Commenting on ARTIC’s participation, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani, Vice Chairman of ARTIC, said: “It is a pleasure to be part of this important event. The Forum is a great opportunity to gather together, share experiences and further explore the different ways that Qatar and the UK can work together. One of the key pillars of ARTIC’s strategy is to expand our investments geographically and our participation in this event enhances our international relationships and facilitates further international expansion opportunities. Furthermore, the Forum demonstrates the Government’s commitment and efforts to promote Qatar’s investment platform, and the important role that it continues to play in helping to nurture an environment that is conducive to greater private sector involvement in the overall economy.”

Mr. Tarek M. El Sayed, Managing Director and CEO of ARTIC, added: “ARTIC is a leading hospitality and tourism company based in Qatar with investments across Europe, the US and MENA. Our goal is to establish long-term business relationships and to partner with blue chip companies across the sectors in which we operate.  It is a great pleasure to be amongst the group of Qatari companies to be representing Qatar’s private sector at prestigious international events such as this.” According to official reports, the UK is a significant strategic trading partner for Qatar. The UK's total exports to Qatar amounted to £2.6 billion in 2015 (an increase of 16% from 2014), while Qatar's exports to the United Kingdom have doubled to reach £2.7 billion during the same year*.