We are strengthening our relations with Qatar

Hundreds of meetings, dozens of participants and numerous discussion panels. This was Friday’s Polish-Qatari Forum on New Technologies, during which representatives of the business world and State institutions discussed the investment opportunities in Poland and Qatar. The meeting was an opportunity to exchange experiences, strengthen Polish-Qatari business relations and conclude significant cooperation agreements. The Forum was organized in Warsaw by the Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH), the Ministry of Development and Technology and the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Doha.
Polsko-Katarskie Forum Nowych Technologii

The event gathered a total of over 200 people, including representatives of almost 100 Polish companies and over 60 representatives of Qatari companies and State institutions. The participants of the fifth Polish-Qatari Forum on New Technologies talked about the most promising areas of cooperation between our countries.

Polsko-Katarskie Forum Nowych Technologii

Qatar plays a key role in ensuring stable supplies of liquefied natural gas for Poland, which significantly affects the energy security of our country. With its dynamic transformation based on the "Qatar Vision 2030" strategy, which has been changing the face of Qatar for the past 16 years, we have the opportunity to develop our bilateral relationship even further. We see a number of key areas in which Polish entities could play an important role, such as transport, construction or cybersecurity - said Krzysztof Paszyk, Minister of Development and Technology, during the opening of the Forum.

In order to strengthen Polish-Qatari relations, the event also included agreements on cooperation, among them, in the shipbuilding industry. Other the areas of cooperation which are thought to have the greatest potential are the industries of the future, including the development of artificial intelligence.

Polsko-Katarskie Forum Nowych Technologii

Although Poland and Qatar are hundreds of kilometers apart, we have good relations. The key area is our strategic cooperation in the field of energy. However, mutual investments are also growing. For example Qatari investors are present on the Polish real estate market. Poland, as one of the leaders of European digital transformation, also sees special potential for cooperation with Qatar in the field of digitization of the public sector and financial services - said PAIH’s Chairman Andrzej Dycha in his opening speech.

Speeches were also given by Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad Al Thani, Minister of Trade and Industry of the State of Qatar, Andrzej Szejna, Secretary of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sheikh Khalifa bin Jassim Al Thani, Chairman of the Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Marek Kłoczko, Director General of the National Chamber of Commerce and Sheikh Nawaf bin Nasser Al-Thani, Member of the Board of the Qatar Businessmen's Association. All the speakers unanimously emphasized the desire to strengthen Polish-Qatari relations.

In the second part of the event, discussion panels were held, among them, on new technologies, innovations and the logistics industry, as well as presentations on Poland’s investment attractiveness and doing business in Qatar. The event ended with a networking session, which was an opportunity for Polish entrepreneurs to establish cooperation with Qatari companies.

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About the Polish Investment and Trade Agency

The Polish Investment and Trade Agency (PAIH) is an advisory institution that is part of the Polish Development Fund (PFR) Group. It is the first point of contact for exporters and investors. It operates both in Poland and through a network of its offices around the world. It strengthens the recognition of Polish brands on international markets, promotes domestic products and services as well as technological solutions made in Poland. The agency helps entrepreneurs choose the optimal path of expansion abroad. It also supports the inflow of foreign direct investment to Poland and the implementation of Polish investments in the country. PAIH cooperates with the public sector and regional partners, offering, among other things: training, audit and promotion of investment properties, cooperation in the organization of business missions and communication support in the implementation of joint projects.