IBQ has announced its sponsorship of this year’s Gulf Jazz Festival organized by the Scandinavian Business Council Qatar (SBCQ) and taking place on Sunday the 29th of April at 8 PM. Under the patronage of the Polish Embassy, the festival will take place at the Grand Hyatt Hotel and will feature several performances along with an exquisite dinner.
George Nasra, Managing Director of IBQ said: “We’re very pleased to take part in this high-profile event and to be associated with top-level organizations such as the Embassy of Poland and the Scandinavian Business Council in Qatar. IBQ’s name is today strongly linked to a series of refined arts and culture events and our sponsorship of the Gulf Jazz Festival falls in line with our commitment to add value to our community by supporting these events, activities and programmes that help spread education and awareness.”
The festival will feature three main performances. The first show will be an up-tempo jazz performance by the renowned singer and trumpet player Michaela Rabitsch along with guitarist Robert Pawlik. The second part will consist of a performance by the legendary Polish saxophonist Henryk Miskiewicz. As for the final performance, the attendees will be able to experience one of Sweden’s foremost Jazz singers, Vivian Buczek, who will exemplify her beautiful voice and outstanding uplifting performance skills. Tickets are available at Virgin Megastores.
IBQ has aligned itself with numerous entities and organizations to reach out to various walks of its community through initiatives and endeavors that serve the welfare of the entire socioeconomic system in Qatar in addition to help supporting true causes throughout the year.
SBCQ is a non-for-profit networking platform for Scandinavian companies in Qatar and Qatari companies working with Scandinavian brands. SBCQ, hosted in Qatar by Qatari Businessmen Association, organizes monthly networking, cultural and social events for the members and associates. Kristina Helg, Chairperson of SBCQ said: “IBQ has been the key sponsor of the Jazz Festival and the inter business council Back2Business event since SBCQ was founded in 2009. By now IBQ is more than our exclusive bank sponsor, it is a group of committed individuals that support our activities and enable us to develop these initiatives into long-term partnerships”. Companies such as ABB, Ericsson, GAC, ifp Qatar, IQPC, Jaidah Group, Kinnarps Project Solutions (KPS), Maersk Oil, Ocean Team Qatar, Ramboll Oil & Gas and Teyseer Motors are corporate members of SBCQ.
In arts & culture, IBQ has been sponsoring the renowned classical concert event, the Friends of the American School of Doha Chamber Music Series, which sees scores of globally-recognized artists performing in Doha each year. IBQ has also developed its own home-grown arts initiative to tap into and promote local talent through the annual IBQ Artist Series.