Posted on November 11, 2015

Commercial Bank, Qatar’s first private bank, will participate at Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) and has invited local entrepreneurs and SMEs to visit the Bank’s stand during 15 and 16 November at the Grand Hyatt.

GEW is the world’s largest celebration of the innovators and job creators who launch startups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. During this week GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators. 2015 is the fourth year of GEW Qatar, which aims to provide aspiring entrepreneurs with the tools and knowledge they need by linking them with relevant organisations and mentors, by convening recognised local entrepreneurs to discuss regulatory and financial policies, and to foster awareness of the rewards of entrepreneurship among Qatar’s youth.

Commercial Bank,as Qatar Development Bank’s partner bank for the Al Dhameen Programme,will be present at GEW to support visitors by providing information on financing through the Portfolio Programme. The Al Dhameem Programme supports Qatari SMEs with overcoming obstacles with funding due to a short credit history, and facilitates financing procedures for key sectors such as industry, education, healthcare and added-value services.

Commercial Bank CEO Mr. Abdulla Saleh Al Raisi said: “As a partner of the Al Dhameem Programme, Commercial Bank is honoured to support Qatar Development Bank and we are looking forward to participating in this excellent initiative for Qatar’s private sector. As Qatar’s first private bank, we actively support the Qatar National Vision 2030 which emphasises achieving economic diversity and sustainability through the growth of SMEs. Commercial Bank is committed to serving the needs of Qatari SMEs through the Al Dhameem Programme in partnership with Qatar Development Bank,and through Enterprise Banking, our dedicated business unit for SMEs providing bespoke, value-added products and services.”

He added: “I encourage all Qatari entrepreneurs and SME owners to visit the GEW Commercial Bank stand at the Grand Hyatt on 15 and 16 November to find out more how the Al Dhameem Programme can help their business.”

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