Bank Sarasin-Alpen (Qatar) LLC, a subsidiary of Bank Sarasin & Co. Ltd, a leading Swiss private bank joined hands with the Qatar Chamber of Commerce & Industry (QCCI) and the Indian Embassy in Qatar to organize the first ever Indo Qatar Business Forum on Monday, 4 October 2010 at the Grand Hyatt, Qatar.
The speakers at the event included Mr. Sanjay Vig, Managing Director – Alpen Capital (ME) Ltd who provided an Outlook on India for 2010/2011 and Mr. Paul Cooper, Managing Director – Sarasin-Alpen & Partners Ltd, Dubai who talked to the audiences on GCC Markets – Opportunities and Shortcomings. The event was a huge success and attended by the business community of Qatar.
H.E Sheikh Khalifa Bin Jassim Bin Mohammad Al Thani, Chairman, Qatar Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Qatar
"The Qatar Chamber of Commerce & Industry (QCCI) is always keen to encourage platforms such as the Indo Qatar Business Forum which reach out to business communities and help in providing information on cross market opportunities."
H.E Geeta Gopalan Wadhwa, Ambassador of India – Qatar
"We are delighted to have Sarasin-Alpen and the QCCI as our partners in organizing the Indo Qatar Business Forum. It is my strong belief that trade and investment ties between our two countries, though strong and growing, is yet to realise their full potential. I am confident that this Forum would have certainly helped in bridging the information deficit. Infact we would like to work together with the QCCI and with the business community towards institutionalizing this Forum so that it becomes an integral part of our economic and commercial engagement"".
Rohit Walia – Executive Vice Chairman & CEO, Bank Sarasin-Alpen and Alpen Capital
"I am happy that Bank Sarasin-Alpen was able to bring together the QCCI and the Indian Embassy for the first ever Indo Qatar Business Forum and I hope that the success of the event will promote the organizations of such forums on a regular basis. I am glad that we were able to share our expertise on the Indian and GCC markets to the Qatar business community through the event".
Bank Sarasin-Alpen (Qatar) LLC started its operations in Qatar in 2008. It is regulated by the Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority. It provides a complete range of private banking services and is the first Swiss origin private banking advisory presence and activity in Oman. The Qatar operations of Bank Sarasin-Alpen are headed by Sulaiman Yousif Salhi. In addition to Qatar, Sarasin-Alpen also has offices in Bahrain, UAE and India. In all these locations, it functions along with its investment banking advisory associate – Alpen Capital.