The Qatar Economic Forum, Powered by Bloomberg, identifies opportunities, presents solutions, and rethinks the global economic landscape through the lens of the Middle East. Anchored strategically in Doha, the Forum draws on Qatar’s ability to link Asia with Africa and beyond, as well as its position as a leader in transitional energy technologies and the home to the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

In June 2021, the inaugural Qatar Economic Forum convened global business leaders, heads of state and policy innovators as the world emerged, haltingly and unevenly, from the economic shock created by the Covid-19 pandemic. With this uneasy optimism comes the opportunity for ascendent voices to imagine the next chapter through vivid thinking, new relationships and innovative approaches.

Agenda-at-a-Glance

Forum sessions were held from 8:00 AM – 9:30 PM Doha time (UTC +3), enabling live programming optimized globally over the course of three days. All programming is also now available on demand.

Agenda-at-a-Glance

Forum sessions were held from 8:00 AM – 9:30 PM Doha time (UTC +3), enabling live programming optimized globally over the course of three days. All programming is also now available on demand.

2021 Themes

Leadership in a Post-Pandemic World

Every economic shock leaves a legacy. The Covid-19 pandemic is no different. However, the chaos has also given birth to an uneasy optimism about the future. The world may never be the same again. In that, lies a historic opportunity.

Technology Advanced

In the wake of a significant year of digital transformation, we take a closer look at permanent changes to the human-technology nexus.

A Sustainable World

At the intersection of capitalism and climate, we profile the champions of a more sustainable global economy.

Markets and Investing

We pose the question of whether investors, in their inexorable pursuit of growth opportunities, can shape a more resilient global economy.

Power and Trade Flows

2021 is a fresh start. We gather global power brokers to share their vision of the road ahead.

The Changing Consumer

In a world that suddenly went online for everything, we examine the future of commerce. Which behaviors will change? Which will endure?

The Power of Sport

We look at how sport is healing and rebuilding a fractured world after the global pandemic upended our lives.

A More Inclusive World

Turning the page on a year of historic tumult, we explore ideas for healing fissures in post-pandemic society.

Attendees

The Qatar Economic Forum welcomed a global delegation of influential voices in business, finance, and economic policy, as they prepare a blueprint for the next stage of international growth.

100+ Speakers and advisory board members


  • 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+ Delegates


  • 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

3000+ Other global attendees


  • 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

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