Distinguished Speaker Series

Registration Details: Two representatives per AmCham Qatar Company Membership are welcome to attend free of charge. For non-members the cost is QAR 200 and we are able to accept cash or company check payment.

Please inform us in a timely manner if you register and cannot attend. We are committed to paying the hotel for all RSVPs regardless of attendance.

Speaker Agenda Details: All event begin with 30 minutes of networking and either light breakfast or canapes followed by a presentation with Q& A

“When You Get Hacked: What You Need to Know”

Monday, November 12th ∞ 8:30 AM - 10:30 AM

InterContinential - The City

Few scenarios test a company’s ability to navigate so many difficult issues than a data breach. This is because effective handling involves working across multiple disparate corporate silos, often under immense time and public-image pressures. Just identifying what technically happened and what data was affected can be daunting. Add to this is: increasingly cross-border data privacy and cybersecurity laws apply conflicting requirements and apply large penalties for failure to comply. In addition, corporations experiencing data breaches are increasingly suffering loss in sales value, shareholder derivative suits and even government investigations for their failure to comply.

This presentation will explore how companies across the globe are being impacted by data breaches, how trade secrets are at risk, some of the major laws and themes impacting your response, and provide you a strategy to prepare.

Scott Warren is a Partner and expert in Squire Patton Boggs’ Data Privacy & Cybersecurity practice in Asia and the Middle East. Mr. Warren has been working on digital data and data breach issues in the region for nearly 25 years, with over half of those years working in-house for Sega and Microsoft. He sits on the Executive Board of The Society for the Policing of Cyberspace and is a Certified International Counter-Cybercrime Professional.

Click here for Mr. Warren's full biography.

Last Call for Ticket Sales

You can purchase tickets online through Q-Tickets until noon on Sunday, November 11 or by cash or check the AmCham event on Monday, November 12. For additional information regarding tickets or to schedule an appointment for pick up please contact Karen Serrano by email.

Ticket sales will end on Monday, 12 November and tickets will not be available on the day of the event.

The American Chamber of Commerce in Qatar would like to invite you to join us for a very special Pre-Thanksgiving event to support our troops stationed in Qatar. This casual event will be hosted on the patio at the St. Regis Doha overlooking their fantastic pool with beach views. You are welcome to enjoy an amazing Thanksgiving Buffet including all your favorites such as pumpkin soup with maple cream, roasted butterball turkey, two types of stuffing, mashed potatoes, giblet gravy, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie, apple pie and so much more. The ticket price is QAR 375 inclusive of beer and wine.

Tickets are non-refundable, must be pre-purchased and will not be available on the day of the event.

Table and seat numbers are printed directly on the tickets therefore we will be unable to make adjustments to the seating arrangements once tickets are sold.

Attire is business casual.

Holiday Social

Wednesday, December 12th ∞ 5:00 PM - 9:00 PM

InterContinential - The City

To celebrate the holiday season, we invite you to come mix and mingle at a festive social event. Celebrate with us on the Mezzanine Bridge at the InterCon The City surrounded by the sights and sounds of the holiday season.

Cost of the event is 150 QAR and you will enjoy an evening of canapes, two drink vouchers and a Christmas gift raffle.

Please RSVP to join us for a little good cheer, to toast the holidays and the coming new year.