Happy Holidays from the US-Qatar Business Council


The US-Qatar Business Council on behalf of our members and staff wish all of you the happiest returns for the Holidays as we close down the Old Year 2016 and look forward to the New Year 2017.

The year that passed saw the Council engaged on many fronts inside the US and in Qatar. We participated in numerous seminars, conferences and meetings designed to highlight the relationship between our two countries. We opened relations with several American states, extended our reach into more of Qatar’s business community and worked with Qatar Government agencies and sovereign wealth funds to extend and deepen their relationships in the United States. In the New Year, we plan to enhance our effort at outreach in both countries educating both sides on the value and importance of the bilateral relationship. Sincerely, The US-Qatar Business Council

Highlights from 2016

  • December 12, 2016: USQBC participated in the Second Annual Qatar-US Economic and Investment Dialogue by bringing several of its member companies to the table to discuss the most pressing topics regarding the US-Qatar bilateral economic relationship.
  • December 9, 2016: USQBC Managing Director penned an Op-Ed entitled "Cabin Wars — How Qatar Airways is Changing the Game of Air Travel."
  • December 6, 2016: USQBC supported Qatar National Day Celebrations in Washington, DC by developing an installation with Member Company, Every Global, that showcased Qatar's economic development throughout the years. The Council also engaged the business community by extending invitations on behalf of the Embassy.
  • November 16, 2016: USQBC participates in farewell reception and book launch celebration for Ambassador Mohammed Jaham Al Kuwari, Qatar's Ambassador to the United States.
  • November 3, 2016: USQBC's Managing Director conducted a corporate training seminar for a Minnesota-based defense contractor preparing to send senior executives to live and work in Qatar.
  • October 27, 2016: USQBC President speaks on Business in the GCC at NCUSAR’s 25th Annual Arab-US Policymakers Conference in Washington, DC.
  • October 5-6, 2016: USQBC’s Market Research Manager participates in the Virginia Conference on World Trade in Norfolk, VA engaging with state officials and companies that may export to Qatar, reaffirming the strong partnership USQBC has formed with the state.
  • September 29, 2016: USQBC Participates in C3 Summit
    • Ambassador Theros and Mohammed Barakat spoke on panels at the conference, as well as engaged with companies interested in working in Qatar.
  • September 20, 2016:  Private Sector Roundtable at USTR with Qatar’s Minister of Economy & Commerce
    • This roundtable brought together private sector constituents to engage with Qatar’s Minister of Economy and Commerce as well as the Assistant US Trade Representative prior to their official talks. USTR relies heavily on USQBC to garner private sector input as they lay the foundation for international trade.
  • September 20, 2016: Luncheon Discussion with Qatar’s Minister of Economy & Commerce


December 19, 2017 - December 19, 2017

Webinar — Business Opportunities in Qatar ()

March 11, 2018 - March 13, 2018

Doha International Maritime Defense Exhibition & Conference (Doha, Qatar)

October 28, 2018 - October 30, 2018

Milipol Qatar — 12th International Exhibition of Homeland Security (Doha, Qatar)