Business and insurance leaders to convene in March at annual MultaQa conference in Doha

by  — 23 February 2015

Bringing together more than 700 senior business and (re)insurance market leaders from over 30 countries, the 9th annual MultaQa Qatar conference is set to begin on the 8th of March 2015. The two-day conference, co-hosted by the Qatar Central Bank and the Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) Authority, will feature keynote addresses by the Finance Minister HE Ali Shareef Al Emadi and Qatar Central Bank Governor HE Sheikh Abdulla bin Saud Al Thani.

Shashank Srivastava, Chief Executive Officer of the QFC Authority, said, “Over the past 9 years, MultaQa has successfully established itself as the region’s leading risk and (re)insurance platform. MultaQa is the go-to conference for the region’s top insurance executives to share their knowledge and experience, while conducting business meetings benefiting the  market and contributing to Qatar’s regional thought leadership.”

Shashank also revealed that the QFC Authority continues to support development of local knowledge and skills with the launch at MultaQa of a project to translate insurance texts into Arabic. “The development of a robust insurance industry is key to the goal of creating a competitive, diversified economy in Qatar. Arabic language business texts contribute vitally to the knowledge-base that necessarily underpins such an endeavour,” he added

The 9th edition of MultaQa will also feature an essay competition, organised by GR magazine and the QFC Authority to engage with and support young regional talent. The competition invites (re)insurance professionals from across the region to discuss issues facing the industry and to provoke debate and intelligent analysis on the future of (re)insurance in the MENA region. The 

winning article will be selected by a panel of leading business and (re)insurance executives and will be published in the summer issue of GR magazine.

Over the conference’s duration, delegates from around the world will participate in a diverse range of panel discussions, bilateral business meetings and networking opportunities that will highlight key trends and strategic issues vital to the insurance industry’s growth in Qatar and the region.

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