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.

The program included the presentation of an exclusive IRIS economic study on “Qatar and France: mutual economic benefits”  and three prestigious panels:

Round Table #1: ”Analysis and prospective thoughts on the future of the bilateral economic partnership ”

Moderated by Pascal Boniface, Director, The French Institute for International and Strategic Affairs (IRIS)

with Mr. Adel Al-Mannai, Member of the Board, Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Mr. Marc Auberger, Director, CDC International Capital and Chairman, ”Future French Champions” and Mr Rémy Rioux, Deputy Secretary General in charge of economic affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Development, French Republic

Round Table #2: “Energy & The City: where can the French Industry be expected?”

Moderated by Kari Ana Eik, Secretary General, Organization of International Economic Relations

with Sheikh Meshal bin Jabber Al-Thani, Director of international Policy, Secretary of State For Energy, State of Qatar, Eng. Hamad Ibrahim Al-Bishri, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Qatar Rail, Eng. Ghanim Al-Kuwari, Competition Venues Executive Director, Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, Mr. Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chairman & CEO, Schneider Electric and Mr. Guillaume Pépy, Chairman of the Executive Board, SNCF; Chairman & CEO, SNCF Mobilités

Round Table #3: “Welcoming the World: towards a win-win partnership on travel and hospitality”

Moderated by Pierre-Henri de Menthon, Director delegate, Challenges Magazine

With Mr. Hamad Al Mulla, CEO, Katara Hospitality, Mr. Ali Al-Rais, Senior Vice President Aeropolitical & Regulatory affairs, Qatar Airways, Mr. Augustin de Romanet, Chairman & CEO, Aéroports De Paris and Mr. Sven Boinet, Deputy CEO, AccorHotels