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Qatar Economic Forum to gather more than 1,000 global leaders

DOHA, April 2, 2024

The fourth annual ‘Qatar Economic Forum, powered by Bloomberg’ (QEF), held in collaboration with Media City Qatar, will take place from May 14 to 16, 2024. 
This year’s forum, under the theme ‘A World Remade: Navigating the Year of Uncertainty’, will gather more than 1,000 corporate and government leaders for a comprehensive dialogue on the issues driving global boardroom conversations and financial markets.
Thematic areas
As the world continues to be shaped by major disruptions in technology, trade and politics, the events of 2024 have the potential to produce long-term consequences for the global economy. Discussions at QEF will revolve around the following thematic areas:
*Geopolitics, Globalisation, & Trade
How this major election year will shift investment flows, recalibrate supply chains and fragment the global economy.
*The Energy Transition
The energy industry’s most influential decision-makers share their expertise on the future of LNG and the transition towards sustainable energy sources.
*Technology Innovation
Uncover what’s next for artificial intelligence, blockchain, chips, antitrust regulation, and life after the smartphone.
*Business & Investment Outlook
Leaders in business and investment share insights into market beating growth and answer critical questions on the global economy.
*Sports & Entertainment
Players, sports leagues, and investors reveal the next wave of disruption poised to hit the multibillion-dollar sports industry.
Current speakers include Abdulsalam Al Murshidi, President, Oman Investment Authority; Sheikha Hanadi N. Al-Thani, Chairperson, INJAZ Al Arab; Gerry Cardinale, Founder, Managing Partner & Chief Investment Officer, RedBird Capital Partners; Jim Coulter, Founding Partner, Executive Chairman & Director, TPG Inc.; Brandon Gardner, Partner, Co-Founder & President, Raine; Behdad Eghbali, Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Clearlake Capital Group, Bruce Flatt, CEO, Brookfield; Kenneth C. Griffin, Founder, CEO & Co-Chief Investment Officer, Citadel; Jin Liqun, President & Chair of the Board of Directors, Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank; Jenny Johnson, President & CEO, Franklin Templeton; Jeffrey Katzenberg, Founding Partner, WndrCo; Cindy Lim, CEO, Infrastructure, Keppel Limited; General David H. Petraeus (US Army, Ret.), Partner, Chairman of the Global Institute, KKR.; Joey Wat, CEO, Yum China; Dina Powell McCormick, Vice Chairman & President of Global Client Services & Partner, BDT & MSD, Lei Zhang, Founder, Chairman & CEO, Hillhouse Investments, Todd L. Boehly, Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO, Eldridge Industries,  Yimei Li, CEO, ChinaAMC with more to follow.
“Bloomberg is excited to be powering the fourth iteration of QEF, which has quickly become a highlight of the global investment calendar,” said Karen Saltser, CEO of Bloomberg Media. “With an exciting agenda developed by Bloomberg's world class editorial team, we look forward to hosting important discussions with global leaders in business and government."
Sheikh Ali bin Abdulla bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Chairman of the Higher Organising Committee of Qatar Economic Forum, said: “Through the Qatar Economic Forum, we have established a dynamic centre for global business leaders to convene, connect, and catalyse partnerships. The forum has become the nexus where visionary leaders converge to shape the future.”
He added: “We are enthusiastic about the collaborative spirit that defines this platform, where ideas flourish, and alliances are forged, propelling us towards a future of shared success and prosperity.”--TradeArabia News Service


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