The Qatar-German-Business-Forum was established in 2003 under the umbrella of NUMOV, the German Near and Middle East Business Association / Nah- und Mittelost- Verein (NUMOV), in order to promote relations between Qatar and Germany.

Established in 1934, NUMOV is Germany’s oldest service provider for the Near and Middle East region. Based in Berlin with representative offices in Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart and Dresden, the association has a long tradition of promoting economic relations between Germany and the Middle East. In 2001, NUMOV initiated the German Working Group Asian Games Qatar 2006, before founding the Qatar-German-Business-Forum in 2003 in order to enhance the trade and investment relationship between the two countries.

Under the leadership of H. H. Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, Emir of Qatar, the country has developed into one of the most dynamic hubs in the region and become an important partner in the Gulf. By hosting events such as the WTO Doha Conference 2001 and the forthcoming Asian Games 2006, H. H. Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al-Thani has earned Qatar an international standing.

In order to promote the already existing economic ties and trade links between Germany and Qatar and strengthen bilateral business activities, the Qatar-German-Business-Forum organises seminars, conferences and delegations. Furthermore, it publishes a bi-monthly magazine which provides up-to-date and relevant information on all aspects of Qatar-German investment and trade matters.

Experts offer individual counselling and advice on aspects relating to business environment, such as market access, import and export as well as investment promotion.

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