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, PM receive guests of Doha Forum

Peninsula - Qatar
May 13, 2014 - 4:08:19 am






The Emir HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani with a delegation from US Congress on the sidelines of the Doha Forum and Enriching The Middle East’s Economic Future Conference at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel yesterday. The Emir also met Vice-President of Argentina Amado Boudou, Assistant President of the Republic of Sudan Abdel Rahman ElSadig ElMahdi, former president of the Republic of Albania Rexhep Qemal Meidani, and former prime minister of France Dominique de Villepin.