Monday 2nd & Tuesday 3rd March 2020

Doha – Qatar

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11:00 - 11:20

Opening Ceremony

11:20 - 12:00

Session 1 – Law and Investment

This first session will provide an overview of the SME sector in the UK and Qatar, including discussing the rules and regulations surrounding business in the UK, the implications to the UK market after the UK exits the European Union (EU), as well as the current business opportunities in the UK for Qatari business and vice versa. This session will touch upon the UK and Qatar business and regulatory environment, including tax regulations, talent, and why the UK and Qatar are both ideal investment destinations and great places for SMEs to develop.

12:00 - 12:45

Session 2 – Sports and Tourism

This session will discuss the opportunities for SMEs within the Sports Economy and Tourism sectors in Qatar. It will cover the future of Qatar’s sports sector up to and after the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and its legacy. The aim is to present the experience of the UK after hosting the Olympic Games in 2012 and transforming the sports infrastructure into a legacy for all. The discussions will continue about how SMEs can help deliver Qatar’s tourism strategy.

13:00 - 14:00

Session 3 – Connected Qatar

Technology is at the heart of transforming countries and their citizens’ lives. Qatar aims to harness the power of tech to deliver outcomes and benefits to its citizens, residents and visitors to drive the sustainable, diversified, economic agenda as set out in Qatar’s Vision 2030. This session will explore what opportunities exist in Qatar for SMEs, including an overview of the country’s tech scene, connectivity and #TASMU programme led by the Ministry of Transport.


Networking Lunch and Meet the Buyer


Qatar Chamber’s Gala Dinner – Doha Golf Club


Doing Business in Qatar

How do you set up an SME in Qatar?

This session will focus on the rules, regulations, and practicalities of what you need to know.

You will learn from relevant entities who will also be available to answer your questions on how to do business


Afternoon Site Visits

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Sponsorship Opportunities

The conference represented an opportunity to share best practice to enable local SMEs to compete for the business opportunities Qatar has to offer by connecting them with key stakeholders.

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