Facilitating Success with Qatar Financial Centre. Sunday 26 OCT 19.00 hours @InterCon the beach

qatar_financial_centre-According to the Global Financial Centres Index report released last September, Europe and the Asia-Pacific region are losing ground as financial centres, while capitals in the Middle East and Africa continue to rise.

In this context, we welcome you to our upcoming business event that will focus on Qatar emerging as a dynamic hub for business, financial services and investments.

“New sectors, new horizons: Facilitating Success with Qatar Financial Centre”

Guest Speakers:
Ihsane Elidrissi Elhassani- Acting Director- Legislation and Compliance- QFCA
Mark Lindley, Head of Tax
Martin Tideström, Director of Business Development

After the presentation and discussion we invite you to a networking cocktail reception.

Date: Sunday 26th of October 2014
Venue: Intercontinental Hotel, next to St. Regis hotel

Agenda:
19.00 – 19.25 hours: Registration
19.25 – 19.30 hours: Introduction by the chairman DBCQ
19.30 – 20.00 hours: Presentation QFC
20.00 – 20.30 hours: Q&A session
20.30 – 21.30 hours: Networking reception

RSVP on/before Friday by replying to dbcqatar@gmail.com.
Free of charge for DBCQ members and QAR 150 for non-members.

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Invitation to monthly network gathering – WED 22 OCT 19.00 @ Pool Bar, W Hotel

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The Dutch Business Council Qatar has the pleasure to invite you to our monthly networking gathering (Borrel) on Wednesday 22nd of October at 19.00 hours.

For this month’s gathering it would be our pleasure to see you at the Wet deck area, also known as the Pool bar, of the W hotel.
We are looking forward to seeing you coming Wednesday from 19.00 onwards.

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Invitation to presentation and Q&A : Qatar Economic Outlook 2014-2015 – WED 24 Sep 19.00 hours @Doha Golf Club

1RiyalThis months event will focus on the report Qatar Economic Outlook 2014-2015, which offers insight into the challenges and opportunities that the Qatar economy will face in the year ahead.
Our guest speaker is Mr. Christian Hiddink, part of the team that produced the report, at the Department of Economic Development of the Ministry of Development Planning & Statistics. Mr. Hiddink will first present the highlights of the report and then address questions from the audience.

After the presentation and discussion we invite you to a networking cocktail reception.

Date: Wednesday 24 September
Time: 19.00 hours
Venue: Al Majlis Suite, Doha Golf Club

Agenda:
19.00 – 19.20 hours: Registration
19.20 – 19.30 hours: Introduction by the chairman DBCQ
19.30 – 20.00 hours: Presentation based on Qatar Economic Outlook 2014-2015
20.00 – 20.30 hours: Q&A session
20.30 – 21.30 hours: Networking reception

Christian Hiddink is economist at the Department of Economic Development of the Ministry of Development Planning & Statistics. He started his work in Qatar one year ago. He is specialized in public financial management & public investment management reforms, and focuses on macroeconomic and fiscal developments in Qatar. Prior to moving to Qatar Christian worked 8 years for Ecorys, a Dutch/English economic consultancy company, and 8 years for the Dutch Government in two different ministries in The Hague. He has worked in 23 countries on short, medium and long term assignments in Africa, the Caribbean, Central Asia, and the Pacific. In Doha, he uses his spare time to learn how to sail, speak Arabic, and play as many board games as he can. And ‘no’, he is not a relative of Guus Hiddink. 

We look forward to welcoming you to this event.

RSVP on dbcqatar@gmail.com by replying to this e-mail.

Free of charge for members and QAR 100 for non-members.

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Invitation to monthly network gathering – WED 20 AUG 19.30 @Belgian Cafe InterContinental Hotel (next to St. Regis)

BelgianWe are Back to Business! The Dutch Business Council Qatar has the pleasure to invite you to our monthly networking gathering (Borrel) on Wednesday 20th of August at 19.30 hours.   For our last 3rd Wednesday of the month event after the summer holiday we have chosen the familiar cosy atmosphere of the Belgian Café@ Intercontinental – Doha (West Bay). We are looking forward to seeing you coming Wednesday from 19.30 onwards.

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Invitation to monthly network gathering – WED 25 JUNE 19.30 @ Zawaya Bar & Lounge, Hilton Hotel

zawayaThe Dutch Business Council Qatar has the pleasure to invite you to our monthly networking gathering (Borrel) on Wednesday 25th of June at 19.30 hours.

For our last 3rd Wednesday of the month event before Ramadan, we have chosen the relaxed atmosphere of Zawaya Bar & Lounge @ Hilton Hotel – Doha (Diplomatic District Street), where we can network and enjoy beautiful views over the Arabian Gulf.

We are looking forward to seeing you coming Wednesday from 19.30 onwards.

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Invitation to monthly network gathering – WED 28 MAY 19.30 @ Belgian Cafe InterContinental Hotel (next to St. Regis)

begian-cafe-intercontinentalThe Dutch Business Council Qatar has the pleasure to invite you to our monthly networking gathering (Borrel) on Wednesday 28 of May at 19.30 hours.

This time we have chosen the Belgian Cafe in the Intercontinental hotel (next to St. Regis) as venue for our monthly 3rd wednesday of the month event.

We are looking forward to see you coming Wednesday from 19.30 onwards.

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Construction in Qatar: DBCQ construction experts give their view – WED 21 May 19.00 hours @Oryx Rotana Hotel

constructionOver the last months the Dutch Business Council Qatar has welcomed some new companies to the council. Since a lot of these companies are active in the construction sector, we would like to dedicate this event to this sector.

 During this event, the speakers will give a brief presentation about their company and share their vision on the construction sector in Qatar. After the presentations, we invite you to join in an interactive panel discussion about the challenges and the opportunities of Qatar’s construction sector.

Agenda:
19.00 – 19.15 hours: registration
19.15 – 19.20 hours: introduction by the chairman DBCQ
19.20 – 20.00 hours: presentations by:

  • Frijns Group
  • Ballast Nedam
  • Fluor
  • Arcadis/EC Harris
  • Jan Snel
  • Ceinsa
  • Boskalis

20.30 – 20.45 hours: questions & panel discussion.
20.45 – 21.30 networking

Date & time: Wednesday 21 May 19.00 hours
Location: Oryx Rotana Hotel
Registration: RSVP to dbcqatar@gmail.com
Entrance fee: Free for members and 100 Riyal for non-members

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Invitation to Roza Hassad – Qatar’s state-of-the-art flower production facility – 3 May 10.00 hours AM

Roza HassadSpring is in the air !
The Dutch Business Council Qatar has the pleasure to invite you to a special Spring event on Saturday 3 May 2014 at 10:00 hours AM.

Bring along your family to join our exclusive tour to Roza Hassad – Qatar’s state-of-the-art flower production facility, to see flowers growing in the dessert!

Visitors of ALL ages are most welcome.

Launched in March 2012 by Hassad Food, Qatar’s premier investor in the agriculture and livestock sectors, Roza Hassad has established a new 5.5-hectare, state-of-the-art flower production facility based in Al Shahaniya, Qatar, the first of its kind in the region. The facility has advanced, multi-span, high-roofed greenhouses, with fully automated controls, and utilizes an advanced, computerized fertilization process. It has its own electricity supply, a reverse osmosis facility and adopts all possible environmentally friendly systems.

Our hosts will take us on a tour to see a unique high tech greenhouse in the middle of the desert!
Check more details at https://www.facebook.com/roza.hassad.

Date: Saturday 3 May
Time: 10:00 hours AM
Place: Roza Hassad greenhouse, Al Shahaniyah – see this map for details

RSVP before 27 April 2014 to dbcqatar@gmail.com. Please be informed that this is an exclusive DBCQ members event

We look forward to welcoming you at Roza Hassad!

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DBCQ monthly borrel – WED 26 March @Glo bar, Renaissance Hotel

bitterbalThe Dutch Business Council Qatar has the pleasure to invite you to our monthly networking gathering (Borrel) on Wednesday 26 March at 19.30 hours.

This time we have chosen the Glo bar in the Renaissance hotel as venue for our monthly 3rd Wednesday of the month event.
The chefs of the Renaissance hotel will specially prepare bitterballen for this event. So we are looking forward to your specialist opinion on the bitterballen!

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DBCQ Monthly borrel – WED 26 FEB 19.30 @ The Cellar in Oryx Rotana Hotel

You are kindly invited to attend  our monthly networking gathering (Borrel) on Wednesday 26 February at 19.30 hours.

This time we have choosen The Cellar in the Oryx Rotana hotel as venue for our monthly 3rd wednesday of the month event.

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