IPA Qatar leads panel on diversification and development at World Economic Forum in Davos

IPA Qatar leads panel on diversification and development at World Economic Forum in Davos
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18 January 2023, Doha – Qatar: The Investment Promotion Agency Qatar (IPA Qatar), in partnership with the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), sponsored a high-level panel today at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting, a turnkey annual business event held from 16-20 January, 2023 in Davos, Switzerland.

Moderated by Marx Willem, Editor for Commercial Programming, The Trust WSJ Barron’s Group, the panel thematised “Diversifying and Developing: How Energy Can Drive Expansion” and featured distinguished panellists Ignacio S. Galán, Executive Chairman, Iberdrola Group; James Zhan, Director, Investment & Enterprise, United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD); Sheikh Ali Alwaleed Al-Thani, CEO, IPA Qatar; and Phillipa Leighton-Jones, Senior Vice President, The Trust.

IPA Qatar’s session highlighted some of the challenges confronting policymakers in energy-rich nations, who are working towards a future with reduced hydrocarbon emissions. Panellists discussed the growing push for business sustainability and examined the value of specific growth strategies, such as improving infrastructure, expanding education and developing new sectors, including healthcare, hospitality and sports.

With a focus on “Cooperation in a Fragmented World”, Davos 2023 is a platform for global government, business and civil society leaders to engage in constructive, forward-looking dialogue in an effort to address the state of the world and help find solutions through public-private cooperation.

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