Euromoney Qatar Set to Tackle Challenges of New Economic Era

Euromoney Conferences, the events arm of Euromoney Institutional Investor plc (ERM.L), today announced that the second Euromoney Qatar Conference will take place in Doha from 10 December-11 December 2013.

Co-hosted by Qatar Central Bank, the event will bring together some of the world’s leading financial practitioners with a cross-section of Qatar’s most prominent financiers and policy makers, to tackle some of the key issues facing the global economy today. 

This year’s keynote speakers will include H.E. Ali Shareef Al-Emadi, Minister of Finance, State of Qatar and Murat Cetinkaya, Deputy Governor, Central Bank of the Republic of Turkey.

The event takes place at a crucial junction for the global economy, as central banks around the world begin to ease back on the bond-buying programmes, known as quantitative easing, that delivered stability during the economic crisis. 

With stock markets and national economies recovering, there is now a worldwide debate on the role of capital markets in promoting growth, which will be examined at this year’s Euromoney Qatar Conference by senior representatives of the International Monetary Fund.

For Qatar and the wider MENA region, the current period is one of significant opportunity but also tough decisions. Qatar continues to have one of the region’s fastest-growing economies, with real GDP expected to grow by 6.5 percent in 2013 and 6.8 percent in 2014, according to a recent report by QNB Group, but will need to raise significant funds to deliver its planned infrastructure projects.

Euromoney Conferences’ Regional Director, Richard Banks, said: “The first Euromoney Qatar was a significant success because it brought together leading market participants from Europe, the Americas, the MENA region and Asia, along with senior policy-makers from Qatar, and enabled them to have a rigorous discussion on the issues facing the economy. Given the significant developments of the past year, we believe that the 2013 event is positioned to make an even more important contribution to the international debate.”

Euromoney Qatar 2013 is the second in the three-year series of Euromoney Qatar Conferences. It will build upon the success of last year’s inaugural Euromoney Qatar Conference, “Global Finance: Re-Designed”, which welcomed more than 600 attendees from 30 countries as participants.

The financial world’s leaders and key players will participate in panels and interactive workshops that debate the world economic outlook, the role of capital markets and the potential for developing a local debt market.

Organisers are expecting a wide range of local, regional, and international institutions and experts to participate in Euromoney Qatar 2013.