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About Qatar Entrepreneurship Award & Conference

Under the patronage of H.H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, The Amir of Qatar, Qatar Development Bank organizes Qatar Entrepreneurship Conference (ROWAD Qatar Award), a biennial initiative to celebrate successful Qatari entrepreneurs and their excellence and achievements in boosting innovation and spreading entrepreneurship culture in Qatar.
ROWAD Qatar Award comes this year as part of the yearly Qatar EntrepreneurshipConference, the Qatar Development Bank national initiative bringing together Qatari entrepreneurs and industry key players in Qatar to exchange knowledge and discuss possible opportunities tosupport entrepreneurs across different sectors. ROWAD Conference occursas part of Qatar’s celebrations of the Global Entrepreneurship Week which takes place in November every year.​

Qatar Entrepreneurship Award 2019

Under the Patronage of H.H Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, The Amir of Qatar,Qatar Development Bank organizes the second edition of Qatar Entrepreneurship Award, ROWAD Qatar Award2019. Qatar Entrepreneurship Award aims to promote the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship for SMEs in Qatar, by recognizing and celebrating outstanding Qatari entrepreneurs who have demonstrated excellence throughout their work, and brought an added value to the national economy.​

Qatar Entrepreneurship Award 2019 Categories

ROWAD Qatar Award is segregated into five award categories as follows.​

​Award CategoryDescription
Best Micro Business Awarded to successfully operating businesses for more than two years with a growth vision, a properly defined business plan and a proof of financial performance for at least one year.
Best SME Business Awarded to businesses operating for more than three years with a strong growth plan, a properly defined business plan and a proof of financial performance for at least two years, in addition to demonstrating innovative approach in identifying methods related to identifying target segment or product development and production.
Best Exporting SME Awarded to businesses that successfully exported product (s) for the last two years, and shown ability to scale up through international markets penetration.
Self Sufficiency Award Awarded to SMEs with significant contributions to Qatar’s self-sufficiency objectives, and satisfying market needs by minimizing reliance on imported products.
Innovation Award Awarded to businesses that provide unique and innovative products and services that created solutions to enhance economic, social, or technological needs.​

Qatar Entrepreneurship Conference 2019

Qatar Development Bank organizes Qatar Entrepreneurship Conference (ROWAD Qatar Conference) inits fifth annual edition,from 12th to 14th November 2019at the Doha Exhibition and Convention Center.
Qatar Entrepreneurship Conference is a Qatar Development Bank national initiative, part of Qatar’s celebrations of the Global Entrepreneurship Week which takes place in November every year. ROWAD Qatar Conference isan opportunity for entrepreneurs to meet different industry key players and stakeholders to exchange knowledge and discuss potential cooperation to boost SMEs across different sectors in line with the Qatar National Vision 2030.​
ROWAD Qatar Conference offers series of more than 40 workshops. The conference welcomes the public as well as people interested to know more about the world of entrepreneurship.


Day 2

13th November 2019
Workshops

Day 3

14​th November 2019
Workshops
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