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Qatar Begins Economic Tour in Miami

Senior Qatari business and government leaders visited Miami this week for a business roadshow featuring several events. The visit included the Qatari Ministry of Economy and Commerce, the Ministry of Energy and Industry, the Qatar Investment Authority, the Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Qatar Businessmen Association, Qatar Airways, the Qatar Stock Exchange, the Doha Film Institute, the Qatar Foundation, and the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy.

 

Image Source: Ministry of Economy & Commerce (Qatar) – Twitter

 

“I am honored to welcome hundreds of executives and officials from Qatar to Miami for the Qatar-US Economic Forum and the US-Qatar Business Council… I look forward to building upon these relationships and sharing everything Miami has to offer with the international community.” – Miami Mayor Francis Suarez

The visit included a business forum on Wednesday, April 4th, featuring the largest Qatari government and business delegation to ever visit Florida. About 200 Miami business representatives attended the event, including representatives from real estate, hospitality, infrastructure, technology, and more.

“Florida’s famous hospitality industry can benefit from Qatar’s hosting of the four million people expected for the World Cup 2022.  Qatar is a strong and reliable investor and trading partner for the United States, importing more goods from the US than anywhere else in the world.” – Ambassador Anne Patterson, President of the U.S.-Qatar Business Council

 

Image Source: USQBC

 

 

His Highness, the Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani visited Miami in a reception that included current and former members of Congress and Miami Mayor Francis Suarez. HH the Emir shared his thoughts on how to improve cooperation between Qatar and the U.S. in Miami and elsewhere in the areas of trade and investment.

“Miami’s business community is looking forward to further partnerships with their Qatari counterparts in the development of Miami’s existing infrastructure, as well as US investments in Doha.” – Greater Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau president and CEO William Talbert

 

 

(Cover Image Source: Ministry of Economy & Commerce (Qatar) – Twitter)

 

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