Indo-Qatar trade 'yet to reach full potential'
Doha, October 7, 2010
Trade and investment ties between India and Qatar, though strong and growing, are yet to realise their full potential, stated Geeta Gopalan Wadhwa, Ambassador of India to Qatar, at a key business forum.
She was speaking at the first ever Indo Qatar Business Forum, organised by Bank Sarasin-Alpen (Qatar), the Qatar Chamber of Commerce & Industry (QCCI) and the Indian Embassy in Qatar.
The speakers at the event included Sanjay Vig, managing director – Alpen Capital (ME), who provided an Outlook on India for 2010/2011 and Paul Cooper, managing director – Sarasin-Alpen & Partners Ltd, Dubai, who talked to the audience on GCC Markets – Opportunities and Shortcomings. The event was attended by the business community of Qatar.
“The QCCI is always keen to encourage platforms such as the Indo Qatar Business Forum which reach out to business communities and help in providing information on cross market opportunities,” stated Sheikh Khalifa Bin Jassim Bin Mohammad Al Thani, chairman, QCCI.
“We would like to work together with the QCCI and with the business community towards institutionalising this forum so that it becomes an integral part of our economic and commercial engagement,” added Geeta Gopalan Wadhwa.
“I am glad that we were able to share our expertise on the Indian and GCC markets to the Qatar business community through the event,” said Rohit Walia, executive vice chairman and CEO, Bank Sarasin-Alpen and Alpen Capital.-TradeArabia News Service