True to its original full title, the Forum will offer a sweeping overview of issues regarding Democracy, Development and Free Trade in the Middle-East, the Arab countries and the world. More broadly, this international meeting will discuss critical political, economic, social, financial, strategic and human matters of pressing concern for a region witnessing some of the most substantial changes in its very long History.


The international guests of honor this year will include some current Heads of State and Government. The Forum will also feature other distinguished opinion leaders, eminent political thinkers, decision – makers and members of parliament, renowned businessmen, academics, media figures and international organizations. These participants will contribute to a free, learned and stimulating debate on each of the many topics on the Forum's agenda, with a focus on the Arab Spring, the global financial and economic crisis, International Cooperation, Global Economy, Development, Human Rights and Digital Media.


The 13th Doha Forum will be held at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in the State of Qatar from 20-22 May, 2013. It will be attended by more than 600 participants representing over 80 countries and organizations.

Emir to attend Doha Forum on Middle East

11 May 2014
11:40 PM
QNA/Doha – Gulf Times

A three-day Doha Forum and Enriching The Middle East’s Economic Future Conference will begin here today. HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani will attend its opening ceremony at Ritz- Carlton Hotel.

HE Prime Minister and Interior Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa al-Thani will address the opening session which will be held under the theme “Perspectives of global strategic, economic and developmental stability”.

HE the Foreign Minister Dr Khalid bin Mohamed al-Attiyah will deliver a welcome speech during the opening session of the conference which will feature a wide-raging participation from some heads of state and government, eminent political thinkers, decision–makers, renowned businessmen, academics and international organisations.

The Forum will offer an overview of issues regarding democracy, development and Free Trade in the Middle-East, the Arab countries and the world. Other speakers in the opening session include Vice-President of Argentina Amado Boudou, Assistant President of Sudan Abdel Rahman ElSadig ElMahdi, former president of Albania Rexhep Qemal Meidani, and  former prime minister of France Dominique de Villepin.