International Chamber of Commerce Qatar reviews achievements and future plans

During its third board meeting:


The International Chamber of Commerce Qatar’s (ICC Qatar) third board meeting has concluded by announcing the establishment of two additional commissions which are the Digital Economy Commission and Trade and Investment Policy Commission, said a press release issued last week.

Chairman of ICC Qatar and Qatar Chamber HE Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim Al Thani chaired the third session of the board meeting in the presence of the vice chairman Eng. Ali Abdullatif Al Misnad and Chief Operating Officer of the International Chamber of Commerce Secretariate, Philip Kucharski.

Board members present include HE Sheikh Saoud bin Nasser Al Thani, Ooredoo Group CEO,  Alistair Routledge, President and General Manager of ExxonMobil Qatar Inc., and Guillaume Chalmin, Managing Director of Total EP Qatar.

The ICC Qatar Secretary General Remy Rowhani and Qatar Chamber and ICC Qatar Director of International Relations and Chamber Affairs Sheikha Tamader Al Thani attended the meeting.

HE Sheikh Khalifa said that ICC Qatar has made significant achievements since it has been established. It has been strongly participating it the ICC global forums and conferences, adding: “We have proven our presence globally throughout a number of initiatives such as the World Trade Agenda”.

Our aim is to put forth Qatar’s private sector interests and concerns in the global forums, he added.

He announced the launch of two new commissions on Digital Economy and Trade & Investment during 2017.

The agenda of the board meeting reviewed the initiatives and achievements made by ICC Qatar in the last few years, in addition to the future tasks and plans.

For his part Remy Rowhani noted to the events and conferences held by the chamber through its Banking, Arbitration & ADR and Energy & Environment commissions.

He pointed out to the two editions of the SMEs Conference, which highlighted the Turkish and German experiences in developing these enterprises. The next edition will be held in the early 2018.

ICC COO Philip Kucharski gave a presentation on the ICC establishment, update, tasks and activities.

He praised the cooperation with Qatar Chamber particularity in the World Trade Agenda Initiative.

Kucharski congratulated Sheikh Khalifa on the “ ICC Merchant of Peace” award and pointed out the most important development in the International Chamber of Commerce, which was achieving “ Observer Status” at the UN on December 13 2016.

He paid tribute to ICC Qatar for its strong participation in the ICC activities, noting: “ ICC Qatar is one of the most dynamic ICC members”.

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