Qatari Businessmen Association (QBA)

Qatari Businessmen Association (QBA) is truly a unique organization, as is the country of Qatar. This fruitful country of ours has transformed itself overnight. We have been gifted with the enlightened strategic vision of H.H. the Emir Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, who has accomplished gargantuan steps towards political, economic and social reforms within the State of Qatar. QBA strives to serve the vision of Qatar by accomplishing ambitious projects that have pushed Qatar forward into the globalization market.

The local private sector of Qatar has proven its willingness and eagerness to cope with ongoing development. Business leaders have acknowledged the requisite of improving business opportunities, market competitiveness and growth capabilities currently established in Qatar. The Qatari private sector has adopted recent management trends, advanced training and upgrading programs, technology requirement practices and resource diversification approaches to improve and attract more business opportunities, both locally and regionally.

We are very proud of the accomplishments the Qatari Businessmen Association has made throughout the years in its endeavours to assist in strengthening the economic growth and spirit of Qatar. QBA has been engaged in a number of distinctive initiatives to provide clearer dialogue and structure to better assist and advance the development of the business environment. Qatari Businessmen Association strengthens business growth through leadership, prosperity, information, communication, and governmental and community involvement. Our association serves as a strong catalyst that offers a solid foundation for the economic development of Qatar’s private sector and provides a forum for idea exchange. Together, we aim to be a major vehicle, consensus builder and advocate for a thriving economic climate in the State of Qatar.

Mail Address
P. O. Box: 24475, Doha, Qatar
Tel: +974 443 53 120
Fax: +974 443 53 834

Qatar British Business Forum (more commonly referred to by its acronym QBBF)

The Qatar British Business Forum (more commonly referred to by its acronym QBBF) was established in 1992 as a forum for business people to meet on a regular basis with the objective of exchanging views and opinions about existing and potential business opportunities in Qatar in general, and in particular on how best to promote trade between the United Kingdom and Qatar.

QBBF is a forum to provide opportunities for members to enlarge their social contacts through the medium of a varied social calendar which could also act as a useful platform to attract the attention of potential members from within the business community.

Throughout the year events are arranged to allow members to attend business meetings with guests and business acquaintances at social functions. Business meetings are normally by way of a luncheon held on the first Monday of each month which provides members with the opportunity to network with different members and guests. Speakers, considered to be of interest to the membership, are invited to make 15 to 20 minute presentations and these are interspersed with input on commercial activities by the Commercial section of the British Embassy. Social Events normally form around three core functions per year - a Ball, a Cheese and Wine Evening and a BBQ. It is the intention of the committee to enlarge the number of these events according to the wishes of the members.

Current QBBF membership stands at over 400 representing a broad range of business disciplines all of whom have links with companies in the United Kingdom.

The QBBF maintains strong links with the British Embassy, particularly with the Commercial Section, with whom it confers regularly, and offers assistance in providing contacts and support to visiting trade missions, important business people and other officials visiting Qatar, all with a view to fostering joint economic relations.

Details regarding members and their companies, information about contacting, joining or submitting feedback are all contained within the site.

Our Details

aQBBF, British Embassy, PO Box 3, Doha, Qatar
West Bay, off Al Wahda St, Near Rainbow roundabout
t(+974) 4496 2080
f(+974) 4493 3091

Qatar Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Qatar Chamber is one of the oldest Chambers of Commerce in the GCC Countries. Having been established in 1963 by virtue of Law No (4) of the year 1963 dated on 16/2/1963, it used to operate within the structure of Government agencies until the promulgation of law no. (11) Of 1990 which empowered the Chamber to operate independently. This enabled the Qatar Chamber to exercise a wide range of activities commensurate with national, regional and international developments and serve the commercial, industrial and agricultural interests of its participants in the private sector.

Despite the promulgation of law no (11) of 1990, the QCCI Board Members were still appointed by the Government through an Emiri Decree. The Board Members would, in their first meeting, select a Chairman, a Vice Chairman and a Treasury Secretary. The term of office of the Board was Five years. On 8th July, 1996 Qatar witnessed, in its first democratic experience, the promulgation of law no (11) of 1996, which amended some of the provisions of law no (11) of 1990, article (13) in particular, that Board Members shall be directly elected by the QCCI General Assembly which represents the various economic sectors in Qatar.

Saleh Hamad Al Sharqi
Director General
Email: salehalsharqi@qcci.org

Building No. 146, Street No. 330, Zone 40,
P.O. Box 402, Doha, Qatar.
Tel: +974 44559111
Fax: +974 44661693, +974 44661697


Officially Appointed by the Italian Ministry of Economic Development
A Mixed Chamber with 30% Qatari companies
A relaibleaaly to Italian and to Qatari companies allowing them to connect through professional services : B2B meetings trade missions, exhibitions, legal assistance, networking events press media
Present in the Qatari market for 10 ten years

TEL: +974 44566391