The Ministry of Commerce and Industry organized on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, a workshop entitled “Public Shareholding Companies Listed on the Stock Market.” The workshop brought together representatives of the Qatar Exchange, Qatar Financial Markets Authority and Qatar Central Securities Depository along with businessmen, entrepreneurs and representatives of Qatar-based local and international auditing firms offices.
The workshop comes within the framework of the Ministry’s efforts to streamline investment and business activities in Qatar, and provide support for commercial companies, which will boost confidence in the Qatari business environment and enhance partnerships with the private sector to build a competitive and diversified competitive economy.
The workshop touched on the important contribution of shareholding companies to the national economy, as well as the services that the Ministry offers to listed public shareholding companies, and its efforts to develop, support and enhance communication with these companies.
The Ministry’s representative elaborated on the services that the Ministry offers and the role of the Company Affairs Department’s employees, who attend and monitor general and extraordinary general assembly meetings of public and private shareholding companies, which reached a total of 162 meetings since the beginning of 2019.
The workshop also touched on the excellence service that the Ministry intends to launch in terms of assigning employees for corporate accounts in order to facilitate and enhance communication with companies.
The workshop concluded with a Q&A session during which officials from the Ministry, Qatar Stock Exchange, Qatar Financial Markets Authority and Qatar Central Securities Depository responded to participants’ questions on a number of topics relating to public shareholding companies listed on the Qatar Exchange and their relations with the former parties. Discussions focused on how to enhance cooperation to support listed companies and enhance their performance and contribution to the economy.