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The ‘Qatar Economic Forum, Powered by Bloomberg’ to commence on June 21 with an opening speech from His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Amir of the State of Qatar – June 17, 2021

The ‘Qatar Economic Forum, Powered by Bloomberg’ to commence on June 21 with an opening speech from His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Amir of the State of Qatar

Global government leaders include H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo, The Rt Hon Boris Johnson, H.E. Paul Kagame, H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa, H.E. Macky Sall, and H.E. Armen Sarkissian

More than 100 speakers from around the world will participate in the forum including H.E. Ali bin Ahmed Al Kuwari, David Beckham, Gordon Brown, Natarajan Chandrasekaran, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Dr. Herbert Diess, Didier Drogba, Dr. Leila Fourie, Ignacio Galán, Mo Ibrahim, Graça Machel, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, General David H. Petraeus, Ruth Porat, Stephen A. Schwarzman, Jane Sun, Baroness Shriti Vadera, Ben van Beurden, Axel Weber, and many others


Doha, June 17, 2021 – His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the Amir of the State of Qatar, will deliver the opening speech at the “Qatar Economic Forum, powered by Bloomberg” which will take place on Monday, 21st of June 2021, under the patronage of His Highness.

Global government leaders participating in the inaugural virtual event include H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana; The Rt Hon Boris Johnson, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; H.E. Paul Kagame, President, The Republic of Rwanda; H.E. Cyril Ramaphosa, President, The Republic of South Africa; H.E. Macky Sall, President, The Republic of Senegal; H.E. Armen Sarkissian, President, The Republic of Armenia, in addition to more than 100 speakers from around the world.

The event, which will take place during 21-23 June, welcomes a global delegation of more than 2,000 government leaders, chief executives, influential voices and decision-makers in the fields of finance, economics, investment, technology, energy, education, sports and climate in an effort to identify opportunities, present solutions and rethink the global economic landscape through the lens of the Middle East. Anchored in Doha, the invite-only forum will draw on Qatar’s ability to link Asia with Africa and beyond, driving dynamic conversations around the importance of deeper collaboration and connectivity as a mean for advancing economic opportunity.

The forum agenda will be centered around six main pillars over the course of three days: “Technology Advanced” takes a closer look at permanent changes to the human-technology nexus; “A Sustainable World” will explore the intersection of capitalism and climate; “Markets and Investing” poses the question of whether investors, in their inexorable pursuit of growth opportunities, can shape a more resilient global economy; “Power and Trade Flows” gathers global power brokers to share their vision of the road ahead; “The Changing Consumer” examines the future of commerce; and “A More Inclusive World” will offer ideas for healing fissures in a post-pandemic society.

Confirmed speakers include: Darius Adamczyk, Chairman and CEO, Honeywell; Noubar Afeyan, Founder and CEO, Flagship Pioneering; Clare Akamanzi, CEO, Rwanda Development Board; H.E. Akbar Al-Baker, Group CEO, Qatar Airways; H.E. Saad bin Sherida Al-Kaabi, Minister of State for Energy Affairs, The State of Qatar, and CEO, Qatar Petroleum; H.E. Ali Bin Ahmed Al-Kuwari, Minister of Commerce and Industry and Acting Minister of Finance, The State of Qatar; H.E. Dr. Hanan al-Kuwari, Minister of Public Health, The State of Qatar; H.E. Mansoor bin Ebrahim Al-Mahmoud, CEO, Qatar Investment Authority; H.E. Ahmad Al-Sayed, Minister of State, The State of Qatar, and Chairman of the Board of Directors, Qatar Free Zones Authority; H.E. Khalid bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Chairman, Qatari Diar, and CEO, Qatargas; H.E. Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jabor Al Thani, former Prime Minister The State of Qatar H.E. Hassan, Al-Thawadi, Secretary General at Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy, The State of Qatar; Aisha Hussein Alfardan, Personal Advisor to the Chairman, Alfardan Group Holding, Vice Chairwoman, Qatari Businesswomen Association; Mukesh Ambani, Chairman and Managing Director, Reliance Industries Limited; Baroness Valerie Amos, Master of University College, The University of Oxford; Tom Barrack, Founder, Colony Capital; David Beckham; Gordon Brown, former Prime Minister, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; Ursula Burns, former CEO, Xerox; David L. Calhoun, President and CEO, The Boeing Company; Anthony Capuano, CEO, Marriott International; Natarajan Chandrasekaran, Chairman, Tata Sons; Dr, Jeffrey Chea, Founder and Chairman, Sunway Group; Adrian Cheng, CEO and Executive Vice Chairman, New World Development; Hillary Rodham Clinton, 67th Secretary of State, United States of America; Ray Dalio, Founder, Co-Chairman and Co-Chief Investment Officer, Bridgewater Associates; Aliko Dangote, Founder and President/Chief Executive, Dangote Group; Mohammed Dewji, CEO, MeTL; Dr. Herbert Diess, Chairman, Volkswagen Group; Mark Dixon, Founder and CEO, IWG; Didier Drogba, Vice President, Peace and Sport; Börje Ekholm, President and CEO, Ericsson Group; Sergio Ermotti, Chairman, Swiss Re; Aziz Aluthman Fakhroo, Managing Director, Ooredoo Group; Henry Fernandez, Chairman and CEO, MSCI; Larry Fink, Chairman and CEO, BlackRock; Bruce Flatt, CEO, Brookfield Asset Management; Dr. Leila Fourie, Group CEO, JSE; Dame Jayne-Anne Gadhia, Founder and Executive Chair, Snoop; Ignacio Galán, Chairman and CEO, Iberdrola; Luis Gallego, CEO, International Airlines Group; Ivan Glasenberg, CEO, Glencore; Lord Grimstone, Minister for Investment, Department for International Trade and the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland; Faruk Güler, CEO, ESBAŞ-Ege Serbest Bölge Kurucu ve İşleticisi A.Ş; Mo Ibrahim, Founder & Chair, Mo Ibrahim Foundation; ; Jenny Johnson, President and CEO, Franklin Resources; Dr. Paula Kahumbu, Founder and CEO, Wildlife Direct; Graça Machel, Chair Graça Machel Trust; Yvonne Manzi Makolo, CEO, RwandAir; Lord Mandelson, Chairman, Global Counsel; Rita Marques, Secretary of State for Tourism, Republic of Portugal; Roberto Marques, Executive Chairman and Group CEO, Natura & Co; Blythe Masters, CEO, Motive Capital Partners; Sunil Bharti Mittal, Founder and Chairman, Bharti Enterprises; Steven T. Mnuchin, 77th Secretary of the Treasury, United States; Amina J. Mohammed, Deputy Secretary-General, United Nations; Louise Mushikiwabo, Secretary General, Organization Internationale de la Francophonie; Dr. James Mwangi, Group Managing Director and CEO, Equity Group Holdings Plc. and Executive Chairman, Equity Group Foundation; Dr. John Nkengasong, Director, Africa CDC; Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General, WTO; Jim Ovia, Founder and Chairman, Zenith Bank; General David H. Petraeus (U.S. Army, Ret.), Partner KKR, Chairman of the KKR Global Institute; Ruth Porat, CFO, Alphabet; Angelique Pouponneau, CEO SeyCCAT; Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and CEO, TotalEnergies; Sylvestre Radegonde, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Republic of Seychelles; Matthias Rebellius, CEO of Siemens Smart Infrastructure, Siemens AG; Emmanuel Roman, CEO, PIMCO; Reeta Roy, President and CEO, Mastercard Foundation; David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman, The Carlyle Group; Ferit Şahenk, Chairman, Doğuş Group; Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder, The Blackstone Group; Daleep Singh, Deputy National Security Advisor, The United States of America; Vera Songwe, Undersecretary General and Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Africa, United Nations ; Rob Speyer, President and CEO, Tishman Speyer; Jes Staley, Group Chief Executive, Barclays; Lawrence H. Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor, Harvard University; Jane Sun, CEO, Group; Fred Swaniker, Founder and CEO, African Leadership Group; Masai Ujiri, President and General Manager, Toronto Raptors; Shriti Vadera, Chair, Prudential plc..; Ben van Beurden, CEO Royal Dutch Shell; Jacopo Venturini, CEO, Valentino Fashion Group; Ambassador Melanne Verveer, Co-Founder and Chair, Seneca Women; Axel A. Weber, Chairman of the Board of Directors, UBS Group AG; Bill Winters, Group Chief Executive, Standard Chartered; Darren Woods, Chairman and CEO, ExxonMobil and Yichen Zhang, Chairman and CEO, CITIC Capital.

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