Senior officials from the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC), one of the world's leading and fastest growing onshore business and financial centres, took part in the World Economic Forum Middle East and North Africa, which was held at the Dead Sea in Jordan from 19-21 May 2017 in partnership with the King Abdullah II Fund for Development (KAFD).
The meeting which attracted over 1,000 government, business and civil society leaders from more than 50 countries provided a collaborative platform for shaping the future of the Middle East and North Africa through public-private cooperation. The event also tackled the context of growing economic reform efforts that are being made in many countries of the region, as well as shifting investment and trade priorities.
Top decision-makers from Gulf Cooperation Council countries, the Levant and North Africa, as well as key international stakeholders from the United States, Europe, East Africa and other regions, also explored the impact of the Fourth Industrial Revolution – a new era in the global economy promising huge opportunities, resulting from the convergence of digital information and technological advancements in various economic fields.
Yousuf Mohamed Al-Jaida, QFC Authority Chief Executive Officer, spoke on the importance of the WEF for the economic prosperity of the region; stated:
The World Economic Forum provides the ideal opportunity to discuss and debate the economic issues facing the region with key decision makers and stakeholders and agree on tangible solutions to tackle them; As a Forum Member Associate we have an important role to play in promoting the region to global investors and ensuring the continued development and diversification of the region.
Yousuf Mohamed Al-Jaida, QFC Authority Chief Executive Officer