HBKU to Hold Conference on Entrepreneurship Promotion for Sustainable Development in Qatar

Doha, Hamad Bin Khalifa University’s (HBKU) College of Islamic Studies (CIS) will organize a conference Feb. 7 and 8 to discuss the inextricable linkages between entrepreneurship, public policy, and education within the context of promoting sustainable development.

The conference takes place in partnership with the Qatar National Research Fund and the World Innovation Summit for Education at HBKU’s CIS building in Education City.

Leading academics, industry experts, high-ranking policy professionals, and students will attend the conference, titled “Entrepreneurship, Public Policy, and Education Nexus.” The event aims to shed light on how enterprising individuals can act as agents of change in achieving economic diversification goals outlined under Qatar National Vision 2030.

Discussion will focus on entrepreneurship and innovation that directly addresses Qatar’s transition to a diversified knowledge-based economy that is globally competitive and simultaneously resilient to external cultural influence. Some notable topics discussed will include intellectual capital management, Qatar’s entrepreneurship ecosystem, Islamic institutions and its impact on innovation, and social justice combined with ethics for rising entrepreneurs.

The conference features several workshops, panels, and keynote addresses planned by a blend of local and international representatives from diverse sectors. The conference will start with a panel, which will host the CEOs of Qatar Development Bank, INJAZ Qatar, Qatar Business Incubation Center, Qatar Finance and Business Academy, and Qatar Science and Technology Park.

Swedish Ambassador to Qatar Ewa Polano will also speak on the Swedish economic transition from a raw material exporter, to a society reliant on entrepreneurship and knowledge for economic growth. Other speakers and panel members include CEOs and senior executives from startups, financial institutions, and innovation centers, along with distinguished researchers from renowned academic institutions from around the world.

Source: Qatar News Agency