Doha, 16 December 2018 – QNB, the largest financial instituoon in the Middle East and Africa, has announced its Platinum sponsorship of the 18th edition of Doha Forum. The annual policy gathering, held under the Patronage of H.H. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, Emir of Qatar.
In line with the 2018 Forum’s new model and vision to become a leading global hub for policy innovation, this year’s edition marks a new phase of partnerships with renowned international organizations and leading local institutions.
Mr. Abdulla Mubarak Al-Khalifa, QNB Group Acting Chief Executive Officer, said: “We are pleased to be the Platinum Sponsor of the Doha Forum, an important forum in the field of policy innovation in the regional and international arena and a unique opportunity to share knowledge and experiences between our Qatari institutions and many prestigious international institutions, benefiting Qatar and the international community as a whole. We also pledge to always be at the forefront of national institutions that back such events that support local and global development and highlight Qatar's status as a global destination for decision-makers, leaders, and senior officials from all over the world and as a global mediator for peace and stability.”
The 2018 Forum’s overarching strategic partners are the Munich Security Conference, the International Crisis Group, and the European Council on Foreign Relations.
Doha Forum organizers are also working with content partners who are co-producing individual Forum sessions, including RAND, Global Dryland Alliance, Brookings Center in Doha and International Center for the Study of Violent Extremism, The Observer Research Foundation, The Center for the National Interest, The S. Rajartnam School for International Studies, The Doha Institute, and Valdai Discussion Club.
This edition’s Qatari government partners include the Ministry of Finance, the Minister of Economy and Commerce, the Ministry of Energy and Industry, the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy and the National Tourism Council.
The Forum’s media partners include Al Jazeera, Buzzfeed, and Financial Times.
Doha Forum also released a refreshed brand and tagline ‘Diplomacy, Dialogue, Diversity’ channeling the Forum’s renewed ambition as a global referent for policy innovation.