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Interview – Pablo Martin de Holan, Dean of HEC Paris in Qatar

After a presence in Qatar for more than 10 years, your new location in the modern and sustainable district of Msheireb opens new perspectives for the bilateral academic partnership. How does this new stage of your development support the implementation of Qatar's National Vision 2030? As it is the case with most members of Qadran, strategy for the next 10 years in Qatar is a combination...

HEC Paris celebrate its 10th Milestone year in Qatar

After 10 years of presence in the country, HEC Paris celebrate this special Milestone with the inauguration of its new building and home in the heart of Msheireb, as a tangible demonstration of the generous support of QF and HEC Paris’s contribution to the development of this new smart city development, at the heart of new Doha. Qadran is therefore pleased to announce this special moment...

Qatar’s 2022 World Cup organising body signed a deal with Accor

Europe’s largest hotel group Accor will now manage FIFA World Cup 2022 apartments and villas for fans visiting Qatar next year, the Supreme Committee has announced. The French multinational hospitality company owns, manages and franchises hotels, resorts and vacation properties. Its dominance on the market makes it the the sixth largest worldwide, and the perfect fit to manage accommodation for the upcoming global tournament in the Gulf...

Delegation to Doha

After the success of its first economic mission to Qatar, Qadran set up its second roadshow in Doha, on September 26th, in partnership with Medef International. Led by His Excellency Sheikh Ali bin Jassim Al Thani, Ambassador of the State Qatar in France and thanks to his support, Qadran had the honor of meeting with several high level representatives from the Qatari government. His Excellency the...

Welcome Back Barbecue

Qadran was pleased to invite its members to a welcoming back barbecue offered by His Excellency Sheikh Ali bin Jassim Al Thani, Ambassador of the State of Qatar in France. A convivial moment where Qadran members discussed on future projects in a pleasant and warm atmosphere.

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COCKTAIL RECEPTION

On the occasion of the reopening of the terraces, Qadran was pleased to invite its members to a cocktail party in the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Ali bin Jassim Al Thani, Ambassador of the State of Qatar in France. A friendly moment to exchange and further develop the economic relationship between Qatar and France. #Qadran...

A WEBINAR FOCUSING ON BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES

Paris – March 30th, 2021 – The Franco-Qatari economic circle, Qadran, organized a webinar entitled « Launching Last-mile projects for 2022 World Cup and creating long-lasting growth opportunities for French companies in Qatar », gathering high-level French and Qatari economic representatives. The webinar, held under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Ali bin Jassim Al Thani, Ambassador of the State of Qatar to France, allowed to...

“ARYA”, THE NEWLY DESIGN PIERRE HERMÉ CAKE

As part of the Qatar-France cultural year, Qadran decided to have each member deliver a piece of cake imagined by Pierre Hermé, called « Arya », recalling flavours of Qatar in a revisited Saint-Honoré. Accompanied by a greeting card, the Founding members wished all Qadran members a very happy holiday season....

CELEBRATING NEW CHAIRMANSHIP

In the framework of the rotating presidency of Qadran, its members gathered at the Peninsula Paris, to celebrate Frédéric Gossot's appointment as Qadran’s new Chairman. His Excellency Sheikh Ali bin Jassim Al Thani and all members thanked Alexandre Zibaut for his strong commitment for Qadran’s success this two past years and wished every success for Frédéric Gossot’s coming presidency. It was an excellent occasion to meet with Qadran’s...

SECOND EDITION OF “LES RENCONTRES DU QADRAN”

On February 24th, 2020, at the InterContinental Paris, Qadran organized around His Excellency Sheikh Ali bin Jassim Al Thani, the second edition of its major annual rendez-vous “Les Rencontres du Qadran”. The leading thread of Qadran’s activities in 2019 and beginning of 2020 was “smart city” since it is an investment priority for the State of Qatar, for which French companies have a technological and industrial...

NEW YEAR GATHERING

Qadran’s Members met on January 16th to share a delightful moment at the Royal Monceau’s winter terrasse, in presence of His Excellency Sheikh Ali bin Jassim Al Thani. More than 20 members and their spouses responded to the invitation and joined His Excellency at this event, which was a great opportunity to share 2020 greetings, and Qadran’s agenda. All participants enjoyed the evening and discuss about...

QATAR NATIONAL DAY

On December 4th, an exceptional evening was held at the Petit Palais to celebrate the Qatar National Day and the anniversary of the accession to power of Sheikh Jassim bin Mohamed bin Thani, founder of the state. This prestigious evening was an opportunity for His Excellency Sheikh Ali bin Jassim Al Thani, Ambassador of the State of Qatar in France, to announce the launch of the...

DELEGATION TO DOHA

Qadran organized its first ever delegation to Doha at the end of October 2019 on the occasion of QITCOM, the largest information and communication event organized in Qatar, and on the invitiation of Her Excellency Mrs. Reem Bint Mohammed Al-Mansoori, Assistant Undersecretary for Digital Society Development Affairs. The delegation included, among others, Guillaume Pépy, Chairman of SNCF and of MEDEF’s France-Qatar Committee. The participants had the...

DELEGATION TO MARSEILLE

After the success of its first economic mission in Cannes, Qadran set up its second roadshow in the French province, in Marseille, focusing on smart cities. Led by His Excellency Sheikh Ali bin Jassim Al Thani, Ambassador of the State of Qatar to France, and composed of French and Qatari business leaders, the delegation went to Marseille on September 26th, to meet with key stakeholders...

QADRAN GARDEN PARTY

On September 12, Qadran gathered its members for a Garden Party at the residence of His Excellency, Sheikh Ali bin Jassim Al Thani, Ambassador of the State of Qatar to France. His Excellency first welcomed the members and presented the various stadiums under construction in Qatar for the 2022 Football World Cup, replicas of which were on display at the residence. Alexandre Zibaut, Chairman of Qadran, then...

DINNER WITH THE CHAIRMAN OF QIA

On April 11th, Qadran had the chance, thanks to the proactivity of His Excellency Sheikh Ali bin Jassim Al Thani in the economic bilateral relationship, to host a private dinner in honor of Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani, Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chairman of Qatar Investment Authority.   His Excellency Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani called for reciprocal...

DINNER-DEBATE WITH CERCLE HÉBÉ

On January 22nd, 2019, at the Automobile Club de France, Qadran’s Founding members gathered around His Excellency Sheikh Ali bin Jassim Al Thani on the occasion of a “dinner-debate” co-organized by the Cercle Hébé. Founded in February 2014, Cercle Hébé is a forum aiming to promote youth initiatives. During this dinner, the role of QNB on the national and international scene was discussed. Christophe Bourland, then...

MEETING IN PENINSULA

Qadran’s Founding Members met on January 10th to share the traditional Galette des Rois at the Peninsula Paris, in presence of His Excellency Sheikh Ali bin Jassim Al Thani. This event was a great opportunity to prepare the 2019 agenda and discuss the various events that would take place throughout the year....

First economic mission for Qadran

[box class="light"] [row_fluid][span6] A Qadran delegation, composed of CEOS of Qatari companies and led by H.E. Sheikh Meshal Bin Hamad Al-Thani, the State of Qatar’s Ambassador to France, was in Cannes on Thursday 8th, to meet both the city and the region Provence-Alpes-Côte-D’Azur’s key players. This constitutes Qadran’s first regional economic mission since it was created just a year ago. On the agenda, a business lunch at the International...

RASGAS SIGNS NEW DEAL WITH EDF

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The Qatari joint stock company, Rasgas Company Limited, established in 2001 by Qatar Petroleum and ExxonMobil, announced on Wednesday June 29th that Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Company - 3 (RL 3) has entered into a new liquefied natural gas (LGN) sales and purchase agreement with French energy company, EDF, under which RasGas will deliver up to 2 million tons of LNG...

New Investment for FFC

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The Qatar Investment Authority and CDC International Capital announced on Tuesday June 28th their joint equity investment of 20% in the capital of the property company SGI Africa, a subsidiary of the French group CFAO, along with Wendel.

This investment strengthens their partnership within the fund “Future French Chamions” (FFC), which was created in 2014, and expands the range of their...

Total strengthens its position in Qatar

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Total signed a deal with the company Qatar Petroleum to acquire a 30% stake in the capital of the offshore oil field concession Al-Shaheen, as of July 14th 2017, for a period of 25 years. This giant oil field, created in 1994, produces 300 000 barrels of oil per day, which represents nearly half of the oil production in Qatar. Total has been present...

MAYHOOLA ACQUIRES BALMAIN

On Tuesday June 21st, Mayhoola investment fund, which is affiliated to the Royal Family of Qatar, has agreed to purchase the French fashion brand for 485 million euros.

PSG night at the Parc

On the invitation of Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, President of PSG, Qadran members attended, on the evening of Saturday May 14th, the final game of the season at the Parc des Princes.

LES RENCONTRES

The first "Rencontres du Qadran" were held on April 5th 2016, at the Royal Monceau Raffles Hotel in Paris, in the presence of H. E. Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassem bin Mohammed Al-Thani, Minister of Economy and Commerce of Qatar and M. Emmanuel Macron, Minister of the Economy, the Industry and the Digital Sector.

Launching meeting

The launching meeting of the Qadran founding members was held in Paris on the 31st of August.