Virtual Events

Middle East Regional Workshop on Migration Governance

Wednesday, September 1, 9:30 AM - 1:00 PM (Qatar Time)

Thursday, September 2, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Qatar Time)

Fragomen is pleased to invite you to join the Business Advisory Group on Migration’s regional online workshop on 1 September, and the subsequent dialogue with Governments on 2 September.

The workshop entitled ‘Business Perspectives on Skills Mobility: A roadmap to recovery. Focus on Middle East’ will concentrate on the six GCC countries (Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, United Arab Emirates). The objective of the workshop is to highlight best practices of immigration frameworks that are conducive to filling skills gaps, while also addressing challenges faced by employers in the region when accessing foreign skills.

The outcomes of the employer-only session on 1 September will be presented at the dialogue between employers and governments on 2 September. Employers are encouraged to attend both days.

As part of the employer-only workshop, Fragomen’s Qatar Practice Leader, Azeem Mohiuddin, will present the findings of Fragomen’s research survey and paper ‘Exploring the Successes, Opportunities and Challenges of business immigration frameworks in the Middle East’ on 1 September. On 2 September, Murtaza Khan, Fragomen’s Managing Partner Middle East and Africa will present on behalf of Austin Fragomen, Chair of the Business Advisory Group.

There is still time to contribute to Fragomen’s survey, the results of which will be confidentially presented in the research paper on 1 September. This is an excellent opportunity for the business community in the Middle East to present its views, experiences and provide feedback on business immigration policies and procedures.

Should you have any questions please email Stephanie Winet, Head of Stakeholders Engagement at:


This is a exclusive member-only "Networking Across Borders", regional speed networking event, in collaboration with the AmChams of the GCC.

The concept of virtual speed networking brings together the advantages of face-to-face meetings while eliminating the need to travel, and allowing people to meet others at the comfort of their place of choice. By participating in this event, you will be able to discover business opportunities, build connections, and exchange information with like-minded individuals from different sectors.

This interactive virtual event will host top level executives, not only in Qatar, but across the GCC - Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Bahrain and Oman. Join us on camera to engage, interact, and make new business connections.

Registration information has been sent directly to members of AmCham Qatar.

Doorknock Hybrid Event

Doorknock provides MECACC members with an opportunity to personally meet with key decision makers in Washington, D.C. These meetings enable those decision makers to hear our perspectives as they develop U.S. policy and business.

Annually, representatives from AmCham Qatar Board of Governors, led by Chairman Robert Hager, join the rest of the MECACC delegation in Washington D.C. This year, due to ongoing restrictions, a small MECACC delegation will be scheduling socially distanced in-person meetings. A larger delegation will be invited to attend virtual meetings with key members from the Senate and House of Representatives.

Position papers and meeting updates will be sent directly to AmCham Qatar Member Representatives.

Qatar - USA 2021 Year of Culture

Every year, Qatar Museums runs a cultural exchange program that aims to convey Qatar to an international audience. The Qatar-USA 2021 Year of Culture is intended to enhance cultural and artistic exchange and exemplifies the renewed commitment of the two nations to foster mutual understanding and promote intercultural dialogue. The specially curated 2021 Year of Culture will feature a wide-ranging program of exhibitions, festivals, bilateral exchanges, and events to be held in both nations.

Congratulations to Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar's graphic design student Sara AlHelal, who designed the Qatar-USA 2021 Year of Culture logo for Qatar Museums. Sara's initial designs were recognized by the Year of Culture team, which led to an internship with Qatar Museums, where she refined her concept into a graphic combining Al Wahda Arches with the Statue of Liberty.

For all the details click here to visit the official website of the Qatar-USA 2021 Year of Culture.