Qatar Chamber hosted on Wednesday a seminar to enhance businesses between Qatar and Hong Kong and review the investment climate and opportunities in both sides.
The seminar was attended by Damian Lee, Director-General, Hong Kong Economic and Trade Affairs in Middle East, and Ali Saad Al-Hajri, Consul General at the Consulate General of the State of Qatar in Hong Kong and Macau.
On his part, Damian Lee said that Qatar is one of the most important investment destinations in the Middle East region for Hong Kong.
Lee praised the economic boom Qatar witnessing and the projects that were accomplished for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022.
He reviewed the investment incentives offered by his country and the most important sectors that can attract Qatari investors, calling businessmen from both parties to establish partnerships that enhance trade and expand mutual investments.
For his part, Ali Saad Al-Hajri, Consul General at the Consulate General of the State of Qatar in Hong Kong and Macau, said there are numerous fields for cooperation between businessmen from both countries, pointing out that Qatar’s host of the World Cup will enhance the state’s economic cooperation with world countries and promote its economy worldwide.
He expressed his hope that the coming period would witness more partnerships between the private sector in the two countries, and that the seminar would contribute to advancing the inter-trade relations to broader horizons.
The seminar included a number of presentations about investment climate and opportunities.
In turn, Ahmed Abu Nahya, acting director of public relations at Qatar Chamber, said the seminar aims to promote incentives and capabilities offered by both countries for foreign investors, stressing the Chamber’s interest to encourage and boost cooperation between the Qatari private sector and its counterpart from Hong Kong.
Jimmy Chiang, from the Investment Promotion (Business Development) Invest Hong Kong, reviewed the most important investment opportunities in Hong Kong and Macau, and the most important developments in the policies of establishing businesses, as well as the reforms in the legislative environment, and the development of financial services and the tax system.
Chaing invited Qatari businessmen to visit the region and learn about its investment climate, stressing the importance of partnership with Qatar Chamber to develop the two countries’ trade relations.
Nassif Jorge Mahfoud, Marketing Manager at Hong Kong Trade Development Council, reviewed the Exhibition Plus platform, which aims to increase the effectiveness of exhibitions held in Hong Kong.
Yalin Al-Kook, Director of International Services at QNB, said that the bank recently opened a branch in Hong Kong, while Anas Al-Hajj, Managing Director of Crystal Plus Qatar, delivered a presentation about the company.