Ministry of Economy and Commerce to organize Qatar-Singapore Economic ForumThe forum comes within the framework of H.H. Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani’s visit to Singapore

October 17, 2017

DOHA, 16th October 2017: Qatar’s Ministry of Economy and Commerce (MEC), in cooperation with the Ministry of Trade and Industry in Singapore, is organizing the Qatar-Singapore Economic Forum on Tuesday, October 17 at Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore. The forum comes within the framework of H.H. Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani’s visit to Singapore.
The event, which provides a valuable dialogue platform, will bring together senior Qatari and Singaporean government officials, investors and economic experts to gain insight into investment opportunities in the trade, agriculture, tourism, industry, and services sectors, as well as various other economic fields in both countries.
The forum seeks to promote and expand Qatari-Singaporean trade and economic ties, and presents a prime opportunity for exchanging ideas and discussing issues of mutual interest for each nation’s private sector.  Participants will discuss potential partnerships, and how to take advantage of investment opportunities both in Qatar and Singapore.
The forum will build on Qatar’s long history of friendly relations with Singapore in a bid to bolster commercial ties between the two countries. Today, Singapore ranks as Qatar’s 7th largest trade partner with a total of 12.2 billion Qatari riyals ($3.4billion) worth of traded goods in 2016, the equivalent of 3.8% of Qatar’s total trade exchange around the world.
The forum will strengthen efforts to sign new agreements and memorandums of understanding to capitalize on these strong bilateral relations and create innovative investment opportunities.
The Qatar-Singapore Economic Forum represents the latest effort in a series of initiatives launched by the MEC to showcase Qatar’s attractive business environment and competitive economy in a bid to attract further foreign direct investments.
During the forum, ministry representatives will highlight the benefits of investing in Qatar and demonstrate how the private sector in Singapore can take advantage of investment incentives offered by the government.
The forum will also represent an opportunity for Qatari companies to draw lessons from their Singaporean counterparts’ success, and discuss potential long-term economic cooperation ventures.
The Ministry of Economy and Commerce invites investors, businessmen and companies to attend the economic forum.
Participants can visit the website for more information on the forum while businessmen looking to tap investment opportunities in Qatar are invited to contact the Ministry of Economy and Commerce by phone (+974 4042 2138) or Email: