Qatar Univerity to launch entrepreneurship forum
Doha, October 8, 2013
Qatar University (QU) and event management company Interactive Business Network (IBN) are set to launch a forum to encourage the spirit of entrepreneurship among young people in Qatar and the Gulf.
The Entrepreneurship in Economic Development Forum will be held at the university premises on February 24 and 25 next year.
The aim of the forum is to bring together young entrepreneurs and prospective business owners in Qatar and the Gulf and provide them with advice and guidance from experts in the field.
Key speakers at the event will include QU graduates, ministers, university deans and established business leaders.
It is expected to attract high-level officials and policy makers, major public and private institutions involved in education and youth development, business leaders, banks and specialized financial institutions, economists and experts in various fields, and the academic community in Qatar, the Gulf and beyond.
Discussion topics will include the importance of education in building a new generation of entrepreneurs; the role of government policies, development projects and support policies in fostering entrepreneurial activities, policies and programs for financing young entrepreneurs; and the role of angel investors.
It will also highlight the role of educational institutions to devise and implement programmes that develop critical skills for successful business ownership, decision making and risk management – an important element to bridge the gap between the classroom and the boardroom to produce a cadre of skilled, talented and visionary entrepreneurs.
Successful business owners will share their experiences and provide practical advice on a wide range of questions such as how to avoid common mistakes; and sessions on the qualities of a successful entrepreneur and how to strengthen personal traits to enhance one’s business.
IBN chief executive Raed Chehaib said: “We are delighted to partner with QU to launch this forum. Entrepreneurship is the lifeblood of any developing society. Qatar’s economy is growing and diversifying and now is the time to explain and embed an understanding of the importance of encouraging and supporting small businesses to establish and grow. These SME leaders today will be among Qatar’s leading business people of the future.” - TradeArabia News Service