Qatar Museums, QDB team up to support SMEs across Qatar

02/04/2017
Qatar Museums, QDB team up to support SMEs across Qatar

Qatar Museums (QM) and Qatar Development Bank (QDB) have partnered to provide small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with new business opportunities within each organization as part of efforts to support the private sector, including SMEs across Qatar. 

QM and QDB are calling on SMEs in the fields of hospitality, food, and beverage, merchandising, retail, and creative products and design to develop and submit ideas on how they can add value to have the chance to join QM and QDB’s growing supply chain. 
QM will appoint SMEs in the related industry sectors, while QDB will design SME-friendly programs and assist in sourcing and selecting the SMEs to accommodate their needs.


The partnership forms part of a nationwide strategy to promote and accelerate the development of the private sector in Qatar and falls in line with the economic pillar of the Qatar National Vision 2030.


Mansoor bin Ebrahim al-Mahmoud, CEO and special adviser to the chairperson at Qatar Museums, said, “Qatar Museums is an active supporter of the private sector, including SMEs in Qatar. Our role is to develop, promote and sustain the cultural sector in Qatar at the highest standards. This is a huge ambition, which cannot be achieved without the help of strong and committed partners.


“We want to empower SMEs to accelerate the growth of Qatar’s private sector. Our doors are open for business and we urge SMEs across Qatar to tell us their ideas on how they can support, add value and grow our organization, and join our thriving supply chain.”


QDB CEO Abdul Aziz bin Nasser al-Khalifa said, “Our strategy is to stimulate the private sector to become active, strong and diversified in order to build an integrated knowledge-based economy.
“QDB aims to achieve these goals by providing investment opportunities to SMEs as we work hard to activate partnerships that facilitate the entry of SMEs into government and semi-government supply chains.”


The partnership will see both organizations develop a number of SME friendly programs to establish a culture of entrepreneurship, while in the pipeline are a series of workshops, training sessions, educational programs, and seminars for the SMEs.
QM and QDB have full confidence in local suppliers and strongly believe that growth and diversification of the national economy through the support of local entrepreneurs and SMEs is vital in achieving economic growth, according to a statement.


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