Doha Workshop Highlights

The Doha ArabNet Workshop took place at the W Doha Hotel & Residences on December 16, 2010 from 6 to 9 PM. Speakers addressed incubation opportunities and emerging infrastructures in Qatar, provided participants with an overview of the investment landscape in the region, and relayed their entrepreneurial experiences, stressing the importance of managing growth. Significant attention was dedicated to the mobile industry with figures provided indicating its boom and advice given to prioritizing local market needs.

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  • 100+ attendees
  • 5 speakers

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Rabih Brair gave an overview of the investment landscape in the region
Ahmad Al-Hammadi talked about his experience setting up a virtual marketplace for used cars. He explained that staring a business does not necessitate reinventing the wheel, but could be adapting an existing service to your region
Jan's main focus was on drawing a distinction between worldwide and local trends and on prioritizing local market needs even if it may seem counter intuitive
Rami shared clear evidence on the rise of mobile web. Currently one fifth of 5 billion mobile subscribers worldwide are connected to 3G networks and forecasts predict this number to reach 2.8 billion by 2014
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