Qatra-Nigeria Business Matchmaking event

QDB’s B2B matchmaking initiative will bring Nigerian importers & Qatari exporters together to discuss bilateral trade opportunities

The Qatar-Nigeria Business Matchmaking Event, organized by Qatar Development Bank (QDB), is set to kick off on the 2nd of March 2022 at the Lagos Marriott Hotel Ikeja, Nigeria.

Qatar-Nigeria Business Matchmaking event

Building on the two countries’ socio-economic ties which have witnessed growth in the last decade, the two-day event aims to bring together Qatari and Nigerian enterprises to explore avenues for mutual growth and partnership opportunities.

The Qatar-Nigeria Business Matchmaking event will kick off with an open forum where Nigerian government representatives and leading private sector institutions will meet with their Qatari counterparts, which will be followed by several pre-arranged meetings for B2B networking opportunities, led by key players from sectors of interest in both countries. 

Qatar-Nigeria Matchmaking Event: A Premium Platform for Business Exchange

The event is set to serve as a premium platform for conducting fruitful business exchanges and forging future growth partnerships among participants. The experience of the businesses in Nigeria makes the economic cooperation of Qatar and Nigeria more valuable.

The delegation headed by QDB will consist of Qatari manufacturers and services providers interested in meeting potential buyers, agents, and distributors seeking to establish export and import partners from various sectors such as building materials and construction, health and pharmaceutical products, oil and gas products, plastic and paper packaging, and technology services including Fintech & ICT solutions.

Commenting on the significance of the initiative, Mr. Abdulrahman Hesham Al-Sowaidi, Acting CEO of QDB said: “Taking into consideration the needs of Qatar’s diversified knowledge-based economy, we are constantly identifying partner nations to enhance economic and trade synergies. Our aim is to reinvigorate bilateral trade and facilitate dialogue between Qatar and Nigeria. All to contribute to the two nations’ economic development plans.”

Qatar Nigeria Business Matchmaking Event
A cross-section of Qatari and Nigerian dignitaries at the Qatar-Nigeria B2B Matchmaking event to foster economic development and collaboration between the two nations.

“This matchmaking event is a great opportunity for private enterprises in the two countries, as our nations continue discussions to intensify and diversify collaboration between Qatari and Nigerian businesses. We are confident that this fruitful exchange will enable the participating companies to leverage the two countries’ pro-business climates and SME support ecosystems, in order to tap into new markets and achieve their next stage of growth” he added

QDB’s year-round matchmaking events are one of many ways in which it furthers its role as a vital driver in advancing Qatar’s SME and innovation ecosystems while contributing to the development of a sustainable, diversified, and competitive economy. The success of QDB’s matchmaking events is the result of its cutting-edge market research and competitive intelligence, in addition to its growing global network of partners and affiliates.

Nigerian companies and business people interested in participating can find more information on the matchmaking event and register for their attendance at 

About the Qatar Development Bank:

Qatar Development Bank (QDB) was established in 1997 as the Qatar Industrial Development Bank, a 100% government-owned developmental organization. Its primary aim was to develop investments within local industries, thereby accelerating growth and economic diversification in Qatar through support for the private sector. QDB has achieved significant milestones in recent years, playing a chief role in growing Qatar’s private sector.