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Breakfast Event: Qatar After the World Cup – Looking Beyond 2022 Joint Business Council Event

05 October, 2022 08:00 AM-10:00 AM

Together with the British Business Group, we would like to invite you to our next Breakfast Event: Qatar After the World Cup – Looking Beyond 2022. 

5th October, 8am to 10am.

Dukes The Palm, St. James Suite

Members 145 AED, Pre-Members 190 AED.
Cost includes breakfast and valet parking.

Qatar is getting ready to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. With this huge event bringing in a surplus of tourism and investment as well as boosting positive sentiment across the country’s business landscape, the looming question remains – what lies beyond 2022? Join us at this event where our panelists will explore the many possibilities that are available with Qatar and leave having a better understanding of "how to". The event is brought to you by CBD Corporate Services and OCO Global.

This event is for anyone who is either already in Qatar or looking to explore the opportunities to expand into Qatar.


Jeroen Nijland, Director of Investor Relations Department and Special Advisor of Invest Qatar will share the strategic plans of the Government of Qatar providing insights into the policies and the focus on FDI post the World Cup. Jeroen leads the Investor Relations and Stakeholder Management department at the Investment Promotion Agency Qatar and has longstanding experience in developing, executing, and managing international public sector policies aimed at the business sector. Following his presentation, Jeroen will then join a panel consisting of the following people, with more panelists to be confirmed:

Kathrin Lemke - Manager, OCO Global, Qatar: Kathrin is OCO’s Manger in Doha, Qatar. Central to her career of 10+ years in economic development, trade and investment promotion has been building multiplier relationships around the world to foster trade and investment ties with the Middle East.

Wayne Merrick, Managing Director, CBD Corporate Services: Wayne is a business structuring and corporate services expert who has lived and worked for 13 years across multiple jurisdictions in the Middle East. With 10+ years of industry experience, he has assisted hundreds of international companies and investors with their market entry / corporate restructuring requirements in the UAE (Dubai and Abu Dhabi), Qatar, KSA, Kuwait, Oman and Bahrain. This has included home grown startups, SME’s and multi-national listed companies across multiple industry sectors such as Fintech, Education, Healthcare, Retail, Real Estate, Oil and Gas, Construction, Engineering, E-commerce, Events, Hospitality and F&B.

The panel will be moderated by Helen Barrett, Deputy Chair of the British Business Group Dubai and Northern Emirates and Partner at CBD Corporate Services: Helen is an English qualified solicitor who has been living and working in Dubai for 25 years. Prior to establishing CBD, Helen specialised in advising foreign investors on all aspects of foreign direct investment throughout the Middle East including corporate [re]structuring, company set-ups and mergers and acquisitions. Helen specialises in structuring businesses in the contracting, engineering, education, training, FMCG, IT, media and tourism sectors.

Dress code: Business

Registration: Kindly sign in to your account here or send an RSVP to office@nlbcuae.com.

Location: Dukes The Palm, St. James Suite

Please be advised that photos, video and audio footage will be taken at this event. By entering the event premises, you give consent to the Netherlands Business Council UAE to photograph and video record your presence at the event, and its subsequent release, publication, exhibition, or reproduction to be used for news, promotional purposes, advertising, inclusion on websites, social media, or any other purpose by the Netherlands Business Council UAE and its partners. You release the Netherlands Business Council UAE, its employees, and every person involved from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing, or publication and use of interviews, photographs, video and audio recordings. By entering the event premises, you waive all rights you may have to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with any use, exhibition, streaming, web-casting, televising, or other publication of these materials. You also waive any right to inspect or approve any photo, video, or audio recording taken by the Netherlands Business Council UAE or the person or entity designated to do so by the Netherlands Business Council UAE.