03 December 2017
Qatar Chamber has announced that the Qatar National Bank (QNB Group) is supporting the ‘Made in Qatar 2017’ exhibition as Official Sponsor.
In order to promote Qatari products locally, Qatar Chamber is organizing the expo, in cooperation with the Ministry of Energy and Industry, on December 14 to 17 at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Centre (DECC).
The expo will be held under the patronage of the Emir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.
Qatar Chamber Director-General Saleh bin Hamad Al Sharqi and QNB’s Assistant General Manager for Communication, Salim Anzan Al Nuaimi signed the sponsorship agreement at the Chamber’s headquarters on Sunday December 3.
Saleh Al Sharqi expressed his gratitude and honour to QNB Group for sponsoring the exhibition, saying: “ We highly appreciate the QNB’s keenness on enhancing and boosting the national industry which significantly reflects its strenuous efforts for developing the private sector and providing financial facilitations to businessmen and entrepreneurs, particularly in industry sector of its all various kinds,”
This year edition will run in parallel with the National Day of the State, he said, expressing his hope that the expo would contribute to strengthening communication ties among Qatari leading businessmen and manufacturers and developing the Qatari industrial sector, especially in the SMEs sector.
On his part, Salim Al Nuaimi expressed his pleasure that the QNB is an official sponsor to the exhibition, affirming the bank’s great interest in supporting the events that promote national products and contribute to developing economic growth in the country.
In a statement, Al Nuaimi said that the QNB’s sponsorship to the exhibition stemmed out from its firm commitment towards fostering local industry and promoting the locally-manufactured products in the Qatari market in pursuit to achieving the self-sufficiency and reducing dependence on imported items, including the foodstuffs products.
Al Nuaimi underlined the bank’s continuous commitment towards supporting such events and exhibitions that contribute to enhancing local production and benefiting local economy and industry.
Qatar National Bank (Q.P.S.C.) (QNB Group) was established in 1964 as the country’s first Qatari-owned commercial bank, with an ownership structure split between the Qatar Investment Authority (50%) and (50%) held by members of the public.
QNB Group has steadily grown to be the biggest bank in Qatar and the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa region.
The Group’s presence through its subsidiaries and associate companies now extends to more than 31 countries across three continents providing a comprehensive range of advanced products and services. The total number of employees around 27,800 operating through more than 1,230 locations, with an ATM network of more than 4,200 machines.
QNB Group has maintained its position as one of the highest rated regional banks from leading credit rating agencies including Standard & Poor’s (A), Moody’s (Aa3), Fitch (A+), and Capital Intelligence (AA-). The Bank has also been the recipient of many awards from leading international specialised financial publications.
Based on the Group’s consistent strong financial performance and its expanding international presence, QNB is currently ranked as the most valuable bank brand in The Middle East and Africa, according to Brand Finance Magazine.
Since 2013, QNB has been ranked as one of the world’s strongest banks by Bloomberg Markets and has consistently been rated as one of the safest banks in the emerging markets, according to the Global Finance Magazine. The QNB brand has also maintained its ranking as the most valuable bank brand in the MEA region and ranked 60th globally, with a brand value of U.S.$3.8 billion in addition to attaining the highest rating of AA+ in brand strength, making it the only Qatari banking brand among the world’s top 100, according to Brand Finance magazine.
QNB Group has an active community support program and sponsors various social, educational and sporting events.