The Qatar Chamber’s annual general meeting has approved the report of the Board of Directors and the audit report of 2018 as well as ratified the budget of 2019 and appointed a new auditor for 2019.
The meeting was held in the presence of all board members and a number of businessmen and members at the Chamber’s headquarter.
Qatar Chamber chairman Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim al-Thani said the chamber organised more than 170 events, including conferences, symposiums and meetings in 2018. The chamber also hosted some 100 international business delegations, organised seven visits for Qatari businessmen to various countries and issued 1,453 certificates of origin online and more than 35,000 certificates of origin the traditional way.
While chairing the meeting, Sheikh Khalifa said 2018 was an exceptional year in which the chamber and the private sector achieved successes at all levels and Qatar was able to overcome the blockade and continue to grow economically.
Qatar became the world’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) producer last year along with many other achievements at various levels and fields.
Sheikh Khalifa said the achievements of the chamber came as part of its pioneering role in serving, representing and protecting the private sector. The chamber is currently working on adding new electronic services on its website to facilitate the clearance of transactions for members and save time and effort spent in those procedures.
The chamber strengthened its efforts in training and developing human resources, established its cooperation with a number of local training centres and organised 12 training programmes in 2018, in addition to a number of arbitration courses organised by the Qatar International Centre for Conciliation and Arbitration.
The Qatar Chamber chairman expressed hope that 2019 will witness further achievements and effective participation from all members of the private sector in the country. He also reiterated the chamber’s preparedness to receive any proposals or views that would enhance its efforts and support the private sector and the economy of Qatar.