Posted on February 25, 2015

Manateq – the foremost developer and operator of Qatar’s new economic zones and projects that offer world-class business environments to the Qatari private sector – has announced that they will be the official Economic Zones Partner for the Entrepreneurship in Economic Development Forum, scheduled to be held on March 2 and 3 at the Sheraton hotel under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Ahmed Bin Jassim Al Thani, Minister of Economy and Commerce in Qatar. The 2nd Entrepreneurship in Economic Development Forum is organized by Qatar University College of Business and Economics (QU-CBE), in collaboration with the Qatar Ministry of Economy and Commerce and Interactive Business Network (IBN).

Manateq will be the official Economic 2 [].jpgMr. Rashid Al Kaabi (pictured), CEO of Manateq said: “Our participation in this forum is aimed at synergizing our capacities and efforts with the various partners and stakeholders in the field of Entrepreneurship and SME Development in Qatar. Being there is also a major opportunity for Manateq to better introduce its portfolio of “Economic Zones” and to highlight their major contribution to the development and growth of SME and private sectors in general when accommodating a magnitude of local startup businesses side by side to upsize local and international investments in various fields of the economy, which will catalyse the process of knowledge transfer, business development and jobs creation and will eventually translate into a diversified economy on the longer run.”

In acknowledging the support provided by Manateq, Mr. Raed Chehaib, Chief Executive Officer of IBN commented: “Manateq’s support as the event’s official Economic Zones Partner is indeed beneficial towards the achievement of the key objectives of this forum which includes positively contributing to the growth and development of entrepreneurship in Qatar and the Gulf. “Therefore, we are delighted to welcome Manateq onboard and we are indeed grateful for this great support” he added.

Manateq develops and operates the specialized economic zones and projects in Qatar. With an aim of building and managing world-class infrastructure that will facilitate growth of the private sector, Manateq plays a vital part in the realization of the country's overall economic growth strategy. It is an essential component towards the achievement of one of the key pillars contained in the Qatar National Vision 2030 – Economic Development. With the nation's emphasis in establishing and intensifying its foundation of non-oil related industries, the development of efficient and advanced economic zones also accelerates the promotion of a competitive and diversified economy in Qatar.

Qatar Shell diamond sponsor 2 [].jpgMANATEQ promotes ease of doing business by offering World class infrastructure, advanced local and international connectivity and transport network, a streamlined processes for business establishment and a ‘one stop shop’ for all establishment and operation needs, an advanced customer service and support, facilitated access to equity and loan financing, and finally a lucrative duty free zone offerings for Foreign investments. Thus, in serving as a catalyst for change, Manateq is the easiest approach in resolving issues in the medium term and in facilitating the growth of private sector in Qatar.

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