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Qatar-UK Business and Investment Forum - Birmingham

Tuesday, 28th March 2017

The UK and Qatar share a strong and growing trade and investment relationship. In 2015, UK exports to Qatar totalled £2.6 billion representing an increase of 16 percent from 2014, while in the same year, Qatar exports to the UK doubled to reach £2.7 billion. Qatar has invested approximately £35bn in the UK, and there are over 600 UK companies currently operating in Qatar.

Building on the historic relationship between our two nations, the Qatari and UK Governments are working together to host a prestigious, opportunity-led, trade and investment showcase event. The day will focus on our strong commercial and cultural ties and is set against a backdrop of high-level commitment from the British Prime Minister, the Rt Honourable Theresa May MP, and the Emir of Qatar, His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, both of whom are committed to strengthening our strategic relationship.

Please note that this event is by invitation only.

The inaugural Qatar-UK Business and Investment Forum will include a mix of plenary and panel discussions and aims to:

  • Increase bilateral trade between Qatar and the UK which currently stands at over £5 billion per year;
  • Support further Qatari investment in the UK and, in particular, in the Midlands Engine and Northern Powerhouse regions;
  • Support Qatar in realising its National Vision 2030 objectives, and to be Qatar’s partner of choice in delivering a successful FIFA 2022 World Cup;
  • Provide an exclusive opportunity for business leaders and senior UK and Qatari Ministers to network and promote current investment and trade opportunities in and around the UK;
  • Showcase the best of British industry, best practice and areas of opportunity across key sectors of mutual interest: Healthcare, Cyber Security, Education, Finance and Global Sports highlighting areas of expertise that will support Qatar’s ambitions.

For any queries, please contact the Department for International Trade’s event team on: