On Thursday, May the 10th, all the Business Councils registered at the QFC met together.
After the words of welcome from QFC’S CEO Mr. Yousuf Mohamed Al-Jaida and MrRaed Al-Emadi, Chief Commercial Officer the different representatives of the Councils were asked to indicate what had been the positive and negative aspects of having registered with the QFC.
Why Qatar? And Why QFC? Were the main questions around the table.
In general, all the members pointed out the willingness of the center to help, its speed and efficiency.
After the meeting Business Councils and QFC agreed on having a closer relationship doing more things together. As a good start it was agreed to meet up the first Wednesday of every quarter. The goal is to improve business from the councils represented at QFC in Qatar.
Another important key point is that As Qatar is currently opening up their business sector to more direct foreign ownership, the QFC structure will very soon open up to many different kinds of businesses that previously could not register with QFC. Business Councils are going to be well informed in order to inform the companies within their respective platform.
Finally Spanish Business Council Chairman Mr. Jose Vicente was asked to take the floor to speak as the representative of a Council with a success story. Mr. Jose talked about the beginnings of the Council, the members within its fold and the activities organized by the Council such as Monthly Networking Event, Business Meetings By sectors, Workshops, Know-How meetings, Informative Breakfasts, Institutional Visits, Networking with other Business Councils.
He also pointed out the importance of the Board and how tasks were distributed among the Directors.
All Business Councils thanked QFC’s timely initiative.