Addressing entrepreneurship amongst the young generation in Qatar and other GCC countries, the second Entrepreneurship in Economic Development forum will be hosted by the College of Business and Economy at Qatar University. The forum which will take place on March 2-3 is held in collaboration with the Interactive Business Network (IBN) and Qatar Ministry of Economy and Commerce.
QFB, a QFCRA authorized bank is sponsoring the 2-day event themed “Fostering the New Generation of Entrepreneurs in Qatar and the Gulf”. The forum is held under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Ahmed bin Jassim Al-Thani, Minister of Economy and Commerce.
Ahmad Meshari, QFB Acting CEO commented: “Our support to this forum falls under the Al Rowad initiative objectives which aims to reinforce academic outcomes and equipping young generations with skills and know-how paving the way to build a knowledge-based economy.” He added “Such a platform enables business leaders to share insights and transfer their knowledge to the youth inspiring innovation and encouraging entrepreneurship”.
The event program will feature a series of panel discussions, workshops, and case studies where industry leaders from Qatar and abroad will provide insights on the latest concepts and practices shaping entrepreneurship. Topics will include developing entrepreneurial culture and skills in GCC countries; supporting entrepreneurs by creating a healthy eco-system; and fostering the spirit of entrepreneurship in the younger generation.
Qatar First Bank’s (QFB), Qatar’s first independent Shari’ah compliant bank authorised by the QFC Regulatory Authority, announced the conclusion of its annual Corporate Wellness Program by hosting a sport day to mark the 4th Qatar National Sports Day.
QFB’s Corporate Wellness Program included for the second year the B Active Challenge which is done in collaboration with “step into health” by Aspire. The month long competition follows Step into Health by Aspire program where employees were encouraged to lead an active life by walking at least 10,000 steps a day which is considered by health practitioners to be the benchmark whereby an individual is considered to be active. Employees were given pedometers to count their steps.
The employees’ level of activity was monitored through the step into health website where each staff member downloaded the steps registered by their pedometers or their smart phones application on a weekly basis. A new feature was added to the App this year which aims to help participants in striking the right balance between consumed calories versus burned ones.
Mohamed Al Sahli, Head of Communications at QFB said “We conclude our month long Corporate Wellness Program as the nation celebrates the annual Qatar National Sports Day. Our B Active Challenge this year was another success. More employees joined this year and the challenge was well received since it helped them in adopting a healthier lifestyle in a way that is smoothly integrated within their daily activities.” He added “We thank Aspire Foundation for their ongoing support and we will be looking forward to launching more initiatives that aim to raise awareness on the importance of embracing an active lifestyle which positively contributes to the overall health and well-being of our employees.”
To mark the fourth Qatar National Sports Day QFB hosted an outdoor staff event that involved a mini-Football tournament. In addition the winners of the B Active Challenge were announced and were awarded with gifts during the event.