For all of us deeply invested in the economic backdrop of our dynamic region, the upcoming fourth edition of the “Qatar Economic Forum, Powered by Bloomberg” holds great significance. This event, born of a powerful partnership between BloombergLive, the وزارة التجارة والصناعة Ministry of Commerce and Industry, and Media City Qatar, promises to be an enlightening convergence of minds, ideas, and opportunities.

In today’s rapidly evolving landscape, economic dialogue is crucial in shaping our collective future. Events such as the Qatar Economic Forum provide an invaluable platform for leaders, visionaries, and innovators to come together to chart the future course for global economic pathways.

Qatar’s commitment to hosting this forum underlines its continued pivotal role in facilitating international collaboration and its dedication to fostering dialogue and bolstering economic opportunities regionally and globally.

As Chairman of Media City Qatar, I am particularly excited about the vital role that media can play in this transformative journey. Media is a powerful force for facilitating meaningful exchange and catalyzing progress. It is the conduit through which ideas are disseminated, narratives are shaped, and conversations are amplified.

From cultivating geopolitical understanding to driving economic globalization, media plays a central role in shaping perceptions, influencing decisions, and nurturing collaboration. Likewise, in sports, entertainment, business, investment, and technology alike, the media has the power to ignite innovation, foster entrepreneurship, and inspire action. Further empowered by all the new emerging technologies, the possibilities for media to shape the future are limitless.

With this power comes great responsibility—a responsibility to be accurate and to be accountable for the impact of our words and actions on society. At the Forum, together with you, we look forward to exploring the role of the media as a vehicle to drive progress on key issues, as leaders from around the world will converge to explore, innovate, and inspire.

Together, let us forge a way toward a future that headlines transformation, not just for Qatar but for the network we are all part of.

We look forward to seeing you May 14 – 16.

Abdulla bin Ali Al Thani
Chairman of Media City Qatar