The Ritz-Carlton, Doha
June 20-22, 2022

Equalizing the Global Recovery

The second annual Qatar Economic Forum, Powered by Bloomberg, will convene in Doha June 20-22, 2022.

As we emerge from the economic downturn created by Covid-19, hopes of a swift recovery now seem misguided. From the snarled global supply chain to escalating inflation and now Russia’s military assault on Ukraine, the already fragile global economic recovery is facing major obstacles. A full global economic rebound will take years, not quarters. Managed incorrectly, the economic recuperation could drive a wedge between the East and West, advanced and emerging markets, behemoth firms and smaller rivals, and high- and low-skill workers — creating dangerous fault lines across society. Governments and businesses must come together to equalize the global economic recovery. The time is now.

The second annual Qatar Economic Forum, Powered by Bloomberg, convenes global business leaders and heads of state to tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges, through the lens of the Middle East. Strategically located in Doha, the Forum draws on Qatar’s ability to link Asia with Africa and beyond, as well as its position as a key global diplomatic hub, a leader in LNG energy technologies, and the home to the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

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2022 Themes

Equalizing the Global Recovery

We spotlight the trailblazers who will help us overcome the legacies of the pandemic and ensure the global recovery leaves no one behind.

Powering Africa’s 21st Century Renaissance

After a slow rollout of Covid-19 vaccines and repeated infection spikes in Africa, leaders are working effortlessly on a change of course for the Sub-Saharan pandemic and to unleash the African economic revival.

Returning to an In Person World

As countries attempt to return to normalcy, we examine what pandemic practices should remain and what is changed forever. Is hybrid working the new normal? What happens to tourism?

Preparing for the Next Pandemic

The world is on the verge of catastrophic costs and another global health crisis inflicted by the Covid-19 pandemic. We find out how record-level health focused investments and technologies could change the outcome.

The Business of Sport

Welcome to the multibillion dollar juggernaut, where media and technology have transformed sports leagues and teams into more than just back-page entertainment. We look at the money behind the final score.

The Chains of Globalization

With the vital world of logistics in a tailspin, we find out how CEOs are working together to boost supply chain resilience and combat inflation in a post pandemic world.

Where to Invest Right Now

Should investors wager on recovering economies — or prepare for more social, political and economic upheaval? Experts tell us how to invest in a shifting financial landscape.

The Next Technology Frontier

Decades of innovation are converging towards the next frontier in global technology: this 3D world wide web known as the metaverse. How will human interaction and business be transformed in the next decade?

Consumers in the Driving Seat

The pandemic hit consumers unevenly: those working from home are spending big and the less fortunate are struggling to pay the bills. What’s next for consumer spending and behavior at both ends of the spectrum.

The Energy Transition and Shades of Green

The world’s leading energy and commodity executives give us the latest insights on climate science, environmental impacts, and zero-emission tech to soon balance the environment and help the world reach net zero emissions.

Speakers 2022

Hear from a curated group of global leaders and innovators exploring solutions for some of today’s more pertinent challenges as they draw up a blueprint for our shared future.

H.E. Akbar Al-Baker

H.E. Akbar Al-Baker

Group CEO Qatar Airways
H.E. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi

H.E. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi

Minister of State for Energy Affairs, State of Qatar President & CEO of QatarEnergy
H.E. Ali bin Ahmed al-Kuwari

H.E. Ali bin Ahmed al-Kuwari

Minister of Commerce and Industry and Acting Minister of Finance The State of Qatar
Anthony Capuano

Anthony Capuano

CEO Marriott International
Aliko  Dangote

Aliko Dangote

Founder and President/Chief Executive Dangote Group
Jenny Johnson

Jenny Johnson

President & CEO Franklin Templeton
Dr. Vera  Songwe

Dr. Vera Songwe

Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa United Nations
Jane Sun

Jane Sun

CEO Group
Ben van Beurden

Ben van Beurden

CEO Shell

What to Expect in 2022

  • Hear from over 75 business leader and heads of state who are leading the charge in reshaping the global economy
  • Participate in facilitated networking and bi-lateral meetings with peers
  • Take part in impactful industry roundtable discussions with fellow attendees and thought leaders
  • Experience Qatari culture activities including a sneak peek into the 2022 World Cup

75+ Mainstage speakers

  • Heads of state
  • Global CEOs from the world’s most influential corporations
  • Leading global investors
  • Influential voices from the worlds of culture, sports, and entertainment

500+ Global attendees

  • CEOs, C-level executives, and other enterprise corporate decision makers from global enterprises across industries
  • Influential entrepreneurs and leaders of disruptive businesses
  • CIOs and MDs from large investment institutions
  • Investors and analysts from investment banking, private equity, venture capital and more
  • Stakeholders, experts and influencers from academia, philanthropy, economic policy, media, arts & culture and sports

100+ Roundtable participants

  • A global community of journalists, current and future business leaders, founders, entrepreneurs, policy experts and other stakeholders in the future of international development, business, finance and trade

Relive the 2021 Forum

Global business leaders, innovators, and heads of state gathered for this dynamic forum, examining the world through the lens of the Middle East. Revolutionary thinkers bringing groundbreaking perspectives for a prosperous future in the shared global economy.


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