TBY launches its first Qatar publication

Qatar, June 14, 2014—Leading international business and consultancy firm The Business Year (TBY) launched its first Qatar publication during a commemorative launch event at The Ritz Carlton Hotel, Doha, on June 12. This economic research, in partnership with the Ministry of Economy and Commerce, was introduced by a keynote speech from the Minister, His Excellency Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim Al Thani. The speech was followed by an introduction to The Business Year presented by Betül Çakaloğlu, the Regional Director of TBY. Going into more detail, Leland Rice, Managing Editor at TBY, provided the audience with a selection of the most interesting findings an analyses that were collected during last year’s research. An official rendering of the publication to the Minister concluded the gathering.

The Qatar 2014 publication of The Business Year consists of around 150 interviews with top executives and government officials, including Sheikh Abdullah Saud Al-Thani, Governor, Qatar Central Bank; Sheikh Nawaf Nasser bin Khaled Al Thani, Chairman, NBK Holding and HE Dr Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry. Furthermore, this research includes industry-specific articles that pinpoint the specific elements that will shape Qatar in the near future. All in all, the publication offers the international investor community a comprehensive first-hand look into the business opportunities that exist in Qatar.

This information will reach a global audience of 87,000 readers via its printed version, while a wider audience will be able to access the publication through TBY’s iPad, iPhone, and Android applications.

Tariq Abdulaziz Al-Sada, Director, Public Relations & Communications, Minister of Economy & Commerce, said;

“We are delighted to be a part of The Business Year, and believe that this project contains extremely important content and contributes greatly to the delivery of the Ministry’s goals. The publication contains interviews with more than 200 business figures and is read worldwide, with 78,000 copies printed and 120,000 copies downloaded online. TBY outlines the activities of the Ministry, which helps to promote investment in Qatar as well as our local customs and traditions, and we wish great success to the publication going forward.”

Betül Çakaloğlu, Regional Director of TBY, said “We are very proud to have launched our first Qatar publication and to be a part of these exciting times in Doha. Our partnership with the Ministry of Economy and Commerce has helped us to do our research, and we hope that through our analysis and information we can attract new business to Qatar that will help further diversify this economy.”

Since the Qatari economy is rapidly developing and aiming to achieve its ambitious National Vision 2030, The Business Year is committed to continue its work in the country and has already started its research for next year’s publication.