QINVEST, Qatar’s leading Investment Bank, announced the participation of H.E. Mehmet Şimşek, Turkey’s Minister of Finance, in the opening session of the 3rd Annual Qatar Global Investment Forum (QGIF 2011) taking place on the 16th November 2011 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Doha - Qatar.
The most high-profile investment focused event, hosted by QInvest, organized by Institutional Investor Conferences and supported by Lead Sponsor Qatar Financial Center Authority, will start with a welcome address by H.E. Sheikh Jassim Bin Hamad Bin Jassim Bin Jaber Al Thani and a speech by H.E. Mehmet Şimşek.
A keynote speech titled “Persistent Risks in the Global Economy” will be delivered by Professor Nassim Taleb, the author of “The Black Swan” and distinguished scientific advisor to Universa Investments LP.
Complementing this high quality forum, Al Arabiya News Channel’s Anchor, Mrs. Nadine Hani, will moderate the Forum. Nadine presents and co-produces "Al Aswaq Al Arabiya", the highest rated business news show on Arab television. At Al Arabiya, she has interviewed some of the most influential decision makers in the Arab business world and internationally.
CEO of QInvest, Shahzad Shahbaz, said: “I am delighted and honoured to have our distinguished speakers and panellists participating in our 3rd Annual Qatar Global Forum 2011. Their experience and background will provide great insight into risks to be navigated and opportunities to be leveraged in the challenging economic environment.”
The Forum’s panels will explore the outlook of Qatar, KSA and the major growth economies surrounding the region including Turkey and India. Discussions will highlight some of the key characteristics of each economies, sectors that will drive growth domestically and internationally, and the risks and challenges that may impact growth and investment including impact of the global financial crisis.
Distinguished speakers and panellists includes Eng. Abdulla Abdulaziz T. Al Subaie the Group CEO of BARWA Real Estate and MD and Board Member of Qatar Railway Company, Mr. Hassan Al Thawadi the Secretary General of the Qatar 2022 Supreme Committee, Dr. Hessa Al Jaber the Secretary General Supreme Council of Information and Communication Technology – ictQATAR, Sheikh Mubarak AlKahfrah the Chairman of Saudi Hollandi Bank and Tasnee, Sheikh Abdul Rahman Saad Al-Rashid the Chairman of Saudi Services for Electro Mechanical Works, Mr. Abdulla Mohammed Al Zamil the CEO of Zamil Industrial, Dr. Sulaiman Al-Habib the Founder and the Chairman of Dr. Sulaiman Al-Habib Medical Group, Mr. Atilla Kurama the Deputy Chairman of Gozde Financial Services and Board Member of Yildiz Holding, Mr. Hakam Kanafani the Group CEO and member of the Board of Türk Telekom, Dr. Temel Kotil the CEO of Turkish Airlines, Dr. Rajiv Lal the MD and CEO of IDFC, Mr. Ashwani Windlass the Non-Executive Director to Max India Ltd and Mr. Ashok Wadhwa the Group CEO of Ambit Group.
The QGIF 2011 is backed by local, regional and international media. Media sponsors include Al Sharq newspaper, AsiaMoney, Banker Middle East, EMEA Finance, EUROMONEY, Forbes Middle East, FTSE Global Markets, Global Finance, International Herald Tribune, MENA Fund Review and Peninsula newspaper.