Posted on February 14, 2016

In support of efforts to build a solid foundation of entrepreneurial skills and capabilities in Qatar and across the region, Manateq has announced that it has reached an agreement with the organisers of the 3rd Entrepreneurship in Economic Development Forum to be the event’s Economic Zones Partner.

Organised by Interactive Business Network (IBN), with Qatar University and Qatar Development Bank (QDB) as Event Hosts, this year’s Forum, which is to be held under the patronage and presence of HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Prime Minister of the State of Qatar, is scheduled to take place on the 7th and 8th of March 2016 at the Sheraton Doha Resort and Convention Hotel in Qatar.

As a first-of-its-kind platform for in-depth and academic discussions on the opportunities and challenges of entrepreneurship in Qatar and the region, the Forum is expected to gather some of the most brilliant minds from the public and private sectors who will exchange valuable insights with leading personalities from the academic community.

“As the foremost developer and operator of Qatar’s new economic zones and projects that offer world-class business environments to the Qatari private sector, we at Manateq believe that we should proactively support the push to strengthen and encourage the entrepreneurial aspirations of the citizens and residents of Qatar, as well as those from nearby countries in this region,” said Fahad Rashid Al Kaabi, CEO of Manateq. “Through free-wheeling exchanges of ideas, knowledge and experiences between an international line-up of leading business leaders of well-established business enterprises and well-respected academicians, it is our hope that relevant courses and programs that will reinforce an entrepreneurial mindset among young Qatari students, professionals and business executives will be created.

“And for us at Manateq, being a catalyst for growth of a robust private sector in Qatar, we look forward to welcoming in the future some of the participants in this Forum who will wish to avail of our world-class products and services as new and budding entrepreneurs,” he added.  

In reaction to Manateq’s announcement, Raed Chehaib, CEO of IBN commented: “The support to this Forum from key stakeholders who share a common aspiration of seeing a strong private sector role in nation building is indeed encouraging. As it is our desire to promote investment opportunities and business activities in Qatar and the region, Manateq’s presence in this Forum is truly valuable. “Therefore, on behalf of the organisers of this Forum, I wish to extend our sincere gratitude to Manateq for their continued support,” he added.