Qatar Petroleum (QP) and QNB are the official sponsors of the 18th edition of the Doha Forum, slated for December 15 and 16 at the Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel, under the patronage of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani.
HE the Minister of State for Energy Affairs Saad bin Sherida al-Kaabi, who is also QP president and chief executive, said: “We are pleased to be part of this important global platform for dialogue on critical challenges facing our world.”
“We are also pleased that energy takes a prominent place in this year’s discussions in an effort to see how countries can co-operate to ensure a healthy balance between the growing global demand for energy and the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions,” al-Kaabi added.
QNB Group acting chief executive Abdulla Mubarak al-Khalifa stated: “We are pleased to be the Platinum Sponsor of the Doha Forum, an important forum in the field of policy innovation in the regional and international arena and a unique opportunity to share knowledge and experiences between our Qatari institutions and many prestigious international institutions, benefiting Qatar and the international community as a whole.
“We also pledge to always be at the forefront of national institutions that back such events that support local and global development and highlight Qatar’s status as a global destination for decision-makers, leaders, and senior officials from all over the world and as a global mediator for peace and stability.”
HE Lolwah AlKhater, the official spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said: “We are honoured to have QP and QNB – two champions of Qatar’s economy – on board as Doha Forum’s official sponsors.
“As key players in their respective fields, both institutions offer the forum support, credibility, and knowledge-sharing opportunities that are invaluable to us and to the international community that will convene in Qatar very soon.”
This year’s edition brings together international decision-makers, heads of state, ministers, business executives, and advocates who will examine policy around the critical challenges facing the world today.
Under the theme Shaping Policy in an Interconnected World, the forum’s organisers and partners are executing high-level panels, plenaries, and workshops around four key themes: security, economic development, peace and mediation, and trends and transitions.
In line with the 2018 forum’s new model and vision to become a leading global hub for policy innovation, this year’s edition marks a new phase of partnerships with renowned international organisations and leading local institutions.
The forum’s strategic partners are the Munich Security Conference, the International Crisis Group, and the European Council on Foreign Relations.
The organisers are also working with content partners who are co-producing individual forum sessions, including RAND, the Global Dryland Alliance, the Brookings Centre in Doha, the International Centre for the Study of Violent Extremism, the Observer Research Foundation, the Centre for the National Interest, the S Rajartnam School for International Studies, the Doha Institute, and the Valdai Discussion Club.
This edition’s institutional partners include the Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, QP, the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, the National Tourism Council, and Qatar Foundation.
The Forum’s media partners include Al Jazeera, Buzzfeed, the Financial Times, and Le Point.
The Doha Forum also released a refreshed brand and tagline “Diplomacy, Dialogue, Diversity”, channelling the forum’s renewed ambition as a global referent for policy innovation.
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