Qatar’s leading Investment Bank, QInvest, participated in Qatar Infrastructure Finance & Investment Briefing 2011 which was held on 20 – 21 September 2011 at the Grand Hyatt in Doha, Qatar.
Attended by senior level decision-makers from the regional infrastructure sector, relevant government representatives, potential investors and the larger business community; Qatar Infrastructure Finance & Investment Briefing 2011 was designed on the theme of “The Qatar National Vision 2030: economic diversification offering a greater role for the private sector”.
QInvest’s Head of Investment Banking, Asar Mashkour, participated in the first panel discussion talking about “Financing Infrastructure Challenges and Ambitions for the next Decade”.
The Panel covered subjects related to:
- Banking on Qatar’s major infrastructure sectors
- Growing demand for Islamic project finance
- Investment banks rolling out new dedicated products
- Capital market instruments, corporate finance and increasing use of the bond market
- Rating prospects
- Panel Discussion and Q&A
Qatar Infrastructure Finance & Investment Briefing 2011 was co-organized by the Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry (QCCI) and designed to assist potential investors in gaining an up-to-the-minute and in-depth insight into the latest economic trends and investment climate.
Opening the conference, Mohamed Ahmed al-Obaidly, Board Member and Head of Agricultural and Environment Committee, the Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said: “The rapid development of Qatar creates huge infrastructure build-up opportunities and attracts the interest of the world’s big companies to participate in this boom which the country is currently witnessing under the wise leadership of HH the Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani. Also the fact that Qatar will organize the 2022 World Cup makes it necessary for a series of infrastructure projects to be carried out, such as stadiums, hotels, transportation, and other logistics and sports buildings. Thus the coming years are years for infrastructure in Qatar, therefore we are really in need of this type of conference which gives the chance for all the concerned parties to meet in one place.”
Among the forum’s distinguished speakers:
- Mohamed Ahmed Al-Obaidly, Board Member and Head of Agricultural and Environment Committee, Qatar Chamber of Commerce & Industry
- Khaled M. Al-Aboodi, Chief Executive Officer and General Manager, Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector, Islamic Development Bank, Saudi Arabia
- Andrew Wingfield, Head of Office, Simmons & Simmons, Qatar
- Hon. Ismail Omar Al-Dafa, Department for International Economic Financial Corporation, Ministry of Finance, Qatar
- Caroline Miller, Partner, White & Case, United Kingdom
- Yousuf Al Jaida, Director of Asset Management and Banking, Qatar Financial Centre Authority, Qatar
- Nick Blessley, Manager Strategic Planning, Qatar Petroleum, Qatar
- Fahad Hamad Al-Mohannadi, General Manager, Qatar Electricity and Water (QEWC), Qatar
- Doug Peel, Partner, White & Case, United Kingdom
- Adrian Nizzola, (former General Counsel to Qatar Petroleum), Partner, Simmons & Simmons, Qatar
- Saad Ahmed Al Muhannadi, Chief Executive Officer, Qatar Railways Development Company, Qatar
- Arnaud Depierrefeu, Attorney at Law, Partner and Head of Office, UGGC Law Firm, Qatar
- Saad Ahmed Al Misnad, Adviser of the President, Public Works Authority (ASHGHAL), Qatar
- Osama Hadid, Managing Director, Aljaber Engineering, Qatar
- Eng. Abdulrahman Khalil Jawhari, Vice-President Special Projects, United Development Company, Qatar
- Mohammed Bin Ahmad Al Obaidly, Chief Executive Officer, OITC Group, Qatar
- Aasim Qureshi, Director, QNB Capital, Qatar