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.
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 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.
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.
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 19, 2016: USQBC establishes a presence on Instagram as @USQatar. This adds another way for the Council to communicate effectively with its members and the general public to enhance the US-Qatar bilateral relationship.
April 22-26, 2016: USQBC participates in VEDP roadshow meeting companies interested in participating in a trade mission to Qatar. This is part of USQBC’s ongoing strategic partnership with the State of Virginia as their Qatar Market Consultant.