1st Young Entrepreneurs Forum showcases host of successful enterprises

22-02-2024

The ‘First Young Entrepreneurs Forum’ recently kicked off on Thursday at Katara, under the sponsorship of the Ministry of Sports and Youth and the Qatar Chamber.

The two-day forum was organised by the Young Entrepreneurs Club and witnessed a great turnout from male and female entrepreneurs. It showcased numerous successful experiences in entrepreneurship, establishing small companies, and transforming creative ideas into projects on the ground.

The inauguration ceremony was attended by QC Acting General Manager, Ali bu Sherbak Al-Mansoori, President of the Young Entrepreneurs Club, Ibrahim Khalid Al-Sulaiti, Vice President Abdulrahman Khaled Al-Neama, and Director of Youth Affairs at the Ministry of Sports and Youth, Fawaz Abdullah Al-Musaifiri.

Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, Ali Bbu Sherbak Al Mansori underscored the Chamber’s keenness on supporting entrepreneurs. He referred to the agreement signed between the Chamber and the Young Entrepreneurs Club to enhance cooperation in supporting entrepreneurs.

Al Mansouri expressed his gratitude to the Ministry of Sports and Youth for sponsoring the forum, which provides an opportunity for the entrepreneurial community to exchange ideas and experiences.

He also emphasized that the Chamber plays an essential role in enhancing entrepreneurship, underscoring the importance of small, medium, and micro enterprises in contributing to the national economy. The Chamber actively collaborates with relevant authorities in the country to support the growth and sustainability of entrepreneurs’ businesses, particularly by promoting their projects and enabling them to participate in events and exhibitions organised or sponsored by the Chamber.

Furthermore, Al Mansouri highlighted the Chamber’s initiatives, events, and conferences aimed at empowering project owners with knowledge and developing their business projects.

For his part, Ibrahim Khalid Al-Sulaiti, President of the Young Entrepreneurs Club, praised the strong support provided by HE Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Minister of Sports and Youth, to empower Qatari youth and support entrepreneurs.

He also commended the Qatar Chamber for its unwavering support in fostering a conducive business environment.

Al-Sulaiti emphasized that the forum is a significant step towards achieving the Qatar National Vision 2030, especially in relation to youth and entrepreneurs.

He noted that the Young Entrepreneurs Club has organised more than 35 various activities, including workshops, educational seminars, and networking meetings, which have brought together over 1,000 male and female entrepreneurs from various sectors.

Al-Sulaiti stressed that the club aims to create a supportive environment that helps young entrepreneurs realize their visions and dreams. He described the forum as a platform for a transformative process, where ideas are shared, experiences exchanged, and networks built to support ambitions and contribute to the country’s growth and development.

During the forum, a short video was shown highlighting the achievements of the Club’s members, including highlights of the Club over the past eleven months.

Following the opening, senior guests toured the exhibition accompanying the forum, which featured pavilions for young entrepreneurs showcasing their projects. During the tour, Al-Mansouri, Al-Sulaiti, and other senior guests were briefed from entrepreneurs about their projects and the challenges they faced.

During the forum, numerous successful projects were reviewed, showcasing young entrepreneurs’ ability to turn ideas into tangible projects. The forum’s two-day sessions included discussion panels and presentations from founder of many successful companies, who shared their experiences, challenges, and strategies for overcoming obstacles and achieving success in their projects.

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