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An exceptional moment at the Hôtel de la Marine to celebrate the end of the year

Qadran members were invited on an exclusive tour to discover the treasures of the prestigious Al Thani collection, ranging from Antiquity to the present day, as well as masterpieces of medieval art from London's Victoria and Albert Museum, showcased in the Hôtel de la Marine.

With His Excellency Sheikh Ali Bin Jassim Al Thani, Ambassador of the State of Qatar to France, and Qadran's...

Appointment of Natalie Demol as President of Qadran, the Franco-Qatari economic circle

Paris, November 9th, 2023 - The founding members of Qadran gathered on November 9th 2023 and unanimously approved the appointment of Natalie Demol, Legal Director for Europe and Americas at Katara Hospitality, as Qadran’s new president, with immediate effect. She succeeds Kamal Rhazali, Secretary-General and Legal Director of the Luxury & Lifestyle Division at Accor Group, and Bruno Courtine, Partner at Vaughan Avocats, who co-chaired Qadran...

Qadran at Bpifrance Inno Generation (BIG)

On October 5th, Qadran was invited at Bpifrance's BIG event on the Middle East campus, discussing post-World Cup prospects in Qatar.

Vision 2030, economic diversification, tourism strategy, sectoral opportunities, incentives for businesses to set up in Qatar, and the role of Qadran were among the topics addressed by Natalie Demol, Legal Director of Katara Hospitality Europe and Americas and founding member of Qadran, in...

Delegation to Nantes

A look back at the Qadran delegation's visit to Nantes, led on the 28th of September by His Excellency Sheikh Ali Bin Jassim Al Thani, Ambassador of the State of Qatar to France. The delegation comprised high-profile individuals, notably from the Qatari Businessmen Association and the Qatar Chamber of Commerce and Industry, who specially came from Doha to explore the Nantes ecosystem. They were...

Back-to-work Barbecue

Qadran had the great pleasure of bringing together its members on 18th of September for the traditional back-to-work barbecue at the residence of His Excellency Sheikh Ali Bin Jassim Al Thani, Ambassador of the State of Qatar in France.

This exceptional evening was an opportunity for our members to get together in a convivial and festive atmosphere, celebrating the spirit of sharing that drives...

Qadran at Le Mans Classic Race 2023

Qadran's participation in the legendary Le Mans Classic race from June 29 to July 2 marked a resounding success.️ Our co-president Bruno Courtine took part in the 1st grid of the 24 Hours of Le Mans Circuit and finished in the TOP15 of the race: 14th out of 82 in the index and 25th in the overall scratch score! The Qadran team was delighted to reunite...

A look back at Qadran’s participation in Vision Golfe 2023

Qadran attended today the first edition of Vision Golfe, an event organized by Business France, with Minister Bruno Le Maire in attendance. In his opening speech, Minister Le Maire emphasized the crucial need to enhance cooperative ties between France and the Gulf countries, particularly in light of the new global challenges, especially those related to the energy transition. As part of the "Doing...

Qadran being a sponsor and panellist at the Gulf Vision 2023 event

We are delighted to announce Qadran's participation in the first edition of Gulf Vision, an event organized by Business France, under the high patronage of Mr. Emmanuel Macron, President of France, which will bring together economic players from the Gulf countries and France in Paris on June 13 & 14, 2023, on the site of the Ministry of Economy, Finance and Industrial and Digital Sovereignty. Qadran,...

Technip Energies Awarded a Major LNG contract for the North Field South Project by QatarEnergy

Qadran congratulates Technip Energies for being awarded a contract worth $10 billion by QatarEnergy to build 2 #LNG trains in the North Field South in collaboration with Consolidated Contractors Company. This project is part of Qatar's goal to significantly increase production of this energy by 2027 and allows for a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of over 25% compared to similar LNG facilities. A great example...

Al-Arabi Sports Club wins the Emir of Qatar Cup 2022-2023 ! ⚽️ 

Qadran is honored to congratulate the players of Al-Arabi Sports Club on their victory in the Emir of Qatar Cup 2022-2023. This historic triumph, after their first success 30 years ago, reinforces the role of sports and soccer in promoting Qatari excellence! ⚽ 🏆 🇶🇦 #AmirCup2023  ...

Qatar Airways (Re)launches Flights to Nice, France ✈️

From Tuesday, May 9, 2023, Qatar Airways has resumed its direct flights between Nice and its hub, Hamad International Airport in Doha. 🇶🇦 For three years the Qatari airline's logo had not been present at Nice airport and this May 9th marked the resumption of flights from the south of France, with a new generation Boeing 787-8. ✈️ A new dynamic illustrating the central place of France...

Eid Mubarak !

Qadran wishes a prosperous Eid Al-Fitr to all its members, partners and friends! May this day be filled with joy and may this celebration bring you happiness and wellness! Eid Mubarak! #EidMubarak #EidMubarak 🌙🕌🇶🇦...

Ramadan Kareem !

Ramadan starts in France on this Thursday, March 23rd and Qadran, the Franco-Qatari business circle, would like to express its best wishes to our members and partners who will be fasting during this month of Ramadan. We wish everyone a month of success, peace and prosperity. Ramadan Kareem !...

Qadran, the Franco-Qatari economic circle is changing its governance

Qadran, the Franco-Qatari business circle held an extraordinary General Assembly on February 20th, 2023 in Paris in order to bring changes in its governance.

Bruno Courtine, Associate Lawyer at Vaughan Avocats, and Kamal Rhazali, Secretary General and Legal Director of the Accor Group's Luxury & Lifestyle division, will share the Presidency of the circle while Omer Acar will remain Honorary President...

Celebration of the Galette des Rois

Qadran was delighted to gather its members on Wednesday, January 11 around the traditional Galette des Rois organized each year. ✨ It was a great opportunity to exchange our best wishes for 2023 in a stunning setting offered by The Peninsula Paris and to review the key moments of the World Cup in Qatar #FifaWorldCup2022. 🇶🇦 A big thank you to all members for taking part in...

Screening of the France-Denmark match at the Royal Monceau

📷 A look back at the screening of the France-Denmark match at the Royal Monceau, which brought together the members of Qadran on Saturday 26 November.

A convivial and festive meeting, in a refined setting offered by the Royal Monceau Rafles Paris, to welcome together the victory of the blues 🇫🇷 against Denmark 🇩🇰 (2-1) and celebrate their qualification for the round...

PRESS RELEASE

Diversification of economic relations between France and Qatar and smart city meetings with Qadran

Paris, November 17th, 2022 - Today France is the second largest recipient of Qatari investments in Europe and trade between France and Qatar reached 4.1 billion euros, including 3.6 billion French exports to Qatar in 2021.

For decades, France and Qatar have maintained economic...

A few words from the President of Qadran, Mr. Omer Acar…

A look back at the interview with Omer Acar, President of Qadran, during the delegation of the Franco-Qatari Economic Circle in Lyon last October. An opportunity to review the key issues of sustainable development and innovation, and to highlight the importance of responsible investment in the fields of the coming years. #tech #sustainability #smartcity #mobility #energy [video width="848" height="480" mp4="https://www.qadran.fr/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/OA-Qadran-Lyon-Video-2022-11-02-1.mp4"][/video] Many thanks to the Qatar Business Association...

Delegation to Lyon

On October 20th and 21st, Qadran invited its French and Qatari members to Lyon, for a delegation articulated around the thematics of smart and sustainable cities. 🇫🇷 🇶🇦 Focusing on the theme of smart-city and smart-mobility, this delegation, composed of around thirty participants from Doha as well as Paris and the Rhône-Alpes region, aimed to promote meetings between investors and representatives of the French and Qatari...

Qadran Webinar: Qatar, the new hub of digital nomadism

{Look back at the Travel & Tech webinar organised by Qadran} 🇶🇦 🌍 On Thursday 29 September, members of the Economic Circle and many other guests were offered the opportunity to attend the webinar entitled "Qatar, the new hub of digital nomadism", under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Ali Bin Jassim Al Thani and Qadran's Chairman, Mr. Omer Acar. This pioneering webinar brought together many personalities...

Back-to-school Barbecue

Qadran had the great pleasure to gather its members on Wednesday 14th September for a back to school barbecue, for which the Ambassador of Qatar in France, His Excellency Sheikh Ali Bin Jassim Al Thani, opened the doors of his Residence to us. It was also a wonderful opportunity to thank the Alumnis of the HEC Junior Conseil association for the realisation of the study about...

Qadran Summer Garden Party

Qadran was delighted to have gathered its members on Thursday, July 7th, for the traditional Summer Garden Party at the residence of the Qatari Ambassador to France. It was a beautiful moment of sharing, an evening mixing elegance and conviviality, which was also the occasion to give an award to the representative of HEC Paris for the realization of the study on the bilateral economic relations...

Qadran-HEC study: vitality and diversification of the partnership between Qatar & France

Paris, June 8, 2022 - Qadran, the Franco-Qatari economic circle, and HEC Junior Conseil unveil their study on the evolution of economic relations between the two countries. After the shock of the Covid-19 pandemic and on the eve of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, this study underlines the closeness of these ties which extend beyond the economic aspects alone. Find the full study...

Ducasse-sur-Seine Dinner

To celebrate spring and under a radiant sun, Qadran had the pleasure to gather its members around an exceptional multi-starred dinner on board the Ducasse sur Seine, in the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Ali bin Jassim Al Thani, Ambassador of the State of Qatar to France, and Qadran's President, Omer Acar. The cultural relationship between France and Qatar was the focus of this unique evening,...

Qadran welcomes Omer Acar, Qadran’s new President

Paris – February 1st, 2022 - Qadran, the Franco-Qatari economic circle, is pleased to announce the appointment of Omer Acar as its new President. Omer succeeds Frédéric Gossot, who left his position as Regional Manager Europe West of Qatar Airways, and subsequently resigned from the presidency of Qadran. During his tenure, Frédéric has fully contributed to Qadran’s growth and success, and the association wishes to thank him for...

The President of the French Republic Emmanuel Macron in official visit to Qatar

Emmanuel Macron, the President of the French Republic, visited Doha on December 4, 2021. He was received by His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, the Emir of the State of Qatar, reinforcing once again the long and deeply rooted friendship and cooperation between the two countries in both political and economic matters. During the visit, the President of the French Republic and His Highness the Emir called for the further strengthening of...

Opening ceremony of the FIFA Arab Cup 2021TM

On November 30th, Qadran was pleased to invite its members to a private and exclusive screening of the opening ceremony and the match of the FIFA Arab Cup 2021TM. His Excellency Sheikh Ali bin Jassim Al Thani, Ambassador of the State of Qatar to France, delivered a speech to welcome Qadran members and many diplomatic representatives of Arab countries. His Excellency Sheikh Ali bin Jassim Al Thani...

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.