Next week on Monday, October 19, the Qatar’s e-Commerce Forum 2015, organized by the Ministry of Information and Communications Technology, will be held bringing together businesses, policymakers, and e-commerce service providers to address the trends and developments in global e-commerce and the state of e-commerce in Qatar.
As an observer of the e-commerce and startup scene in Qatar, the idea of the forum excites me. The forum will discuss the issues of how Qatar achieves a regulatory environment conducive to e-commerce growth, what business models will succeed in the region and how to fund them? It will also cover the questions of, what disruptive payments and logistics technologies will lead the way to improved delivery of service? In addition, attendees will learn more about Qatar’s National e-Commerce Roadmap, a blueprint for ensuring that Qatar can capitalize on its strengths as well as overcome the current challenges to growing its e-commerce market.
The speakers attending the forums include, Charbel Sarkis the Sector Lead, Retail, e-Commerce, Technology and Telecom of Google MENA, Majed Abukhater, the General Manager for Qatar and Saudi Arabia of Uber, Kivanc Onan, the Middle East and North Africa Regional Director of PayPal Turkey, Youssif Al Musleh the Founder, eSouqQatar, Mohammed Mubarak Al-Khater, the Executive Director of Investment of Qatar Development Bank (QDB) and Faleh Al Naemi, Chairman and Managing Director of Q-Post.
During the forum and in a sideline exhibition, more than 10 Qatari e-commerce startups will have the chance to share their experiences with the attendees. The forum will also dedicate a panel for Qatari entrepreneurs and startups that will examine the challenges businesses face to scaling up and growing locally or regionally.
The forum creates a platform where the entrepreneurs can meet the sector’s experts and join hand in hand to elevate Qatar’s e-commerce scene. For more information on the forum, please visit this link.