On March 03, 2021 at 01:00 pm Qatar Financial Centre (QFC) together with Qatari-Russian Center for Cooperation (QRCC) are organizing a webinar «Emerging opportunities: Qatar and Russia». This webinar will introduce the opportunities in Digital and Sports sectors of the Qatari market to the large Russian corporations, SMEs and Startups geared towards innovative solutions and emerging technologies.

Digital and Sports Tech landscapes are growing worldwide and both counties Qatar and Russia support the trend. Qatar offers unique infrastructure for Digital and SportsTech SMEs and startups. And this webinar is exactly where opportunity meets possibility and a great initiative to further develop ties between the two countries.

Benefits for audience:

  • Key insights about initiatives and opportunities in Qatar for Russian companies
  • Forms of support and conditions for Russian companies in Qatar
  • Road map and steps for Russian companies aspiring to work on the Qatari market
  • Investment initiatives of Qatar and opportunities for Russian companies
  • Overview of opportunities and support programs for international companies in Russia


Registration links:

Webinar Platform: ON24 platform

Webinar language: English




Moderator: Andrey Egorov, Office of Knowledge and Innovation Director, QRCC

01:00 pm – 01:05 pm     Introduction by Qatari-Russian Center for Cooperation and video

QRCC: Andrey Egorov, Office of Knowledge and Innovation Director

01:05 pm – 01:20 pm     Russian Digital Landscape, potential for international markets

Rosinfocominvest, George Mikaberidze, Chief Executive Officer

Skolkovo Foundation, Arkady Dvorkovich, Chairman

01:20 pm – 01:50 pm     Panel Discussion: How to succeed in Qatari Digital Market

QFC: Jahongirbek Burhonov Vice President, Business Development

MOTC/TASMU: Noor Nedal Abu Khadija Tasmu Digital Valley Program Acting Lead

Ooredoo: Hassan Ismail MS Alemadi Assistant Director Government Accounts

QFZA: Fahad Al Kuwari Head of Market Intelligence

QSTP: Pontus All Investment Manager

01:50 pm – 01:55 pm      Questions & answers

Speakers: all participants

01:55 pm – 02:00 pm     Closing remarks by Qatari-Russian Center for Cooperation

QRCC, Andrey Egorov, Office of Knowledge and Innovation Director




Moderator: Kirill Lata, Head of QR Sports

03:00 pm – 03:05 pm   Introduction by QFC and video

Kirill Lata, Head of QR Sports

03:05 pm – 03:35 pm   Panel Discussion: QFC, Qatar Sports Tech and Aspire Zone Foundation

QFC: Laila Khalil Al-Jefairi Vice President, Business Development

Qatar Sports Tech: Heba Q. Almasri Managing Director

Aspire Zone Foundation:  Kamel Badawy Business Management & Intelligence Director

03:35 pm – 03:45 pm    Success story in Qatar by Sponix

Sponix, Mohammad Ali Abbaspour, Founder and CEO

03:45 pm – 03:55 pm   Questions & answers

Speakers: all participants

03:55 pm – 04:00 pm   Closing remarks by Qatari-Russian Center for Cooperation

Kirill Lata, Head of QR Sports



Qatar Financial Center (QFC) is one of the MENA region’s leading and fastest-growing onshore business and financial centres, endeavouring to promote Qatar as an attractive business destination at the crossroads between East and West.


Qatari-Russian Center for Cooperation (QRCC) is an organization promoting multi-faceted and cross-sectoral bilateral relations between Qatar and Russia in the field of trade, investment, science, culture, innovation, education, tourism, sports and media.


Qatari-Russian Center for Cooperation (QRCC) The Office of Knowledge and Innovation ideates and facilitates collaborations between Qatar and Russia in the fields of education, science, innovation, technology and social issues.


Qatari-Russian Center for Cooperation (QRCC) QR Sports a sports marketing agency offering consulting and event services for sports entities, businesses, and athletes. Focusing mainly on Russian and Qatari markets, QR Sports works globally to provide services where a client needs them.


The Ministry of Transport and Communications (MOTC) builds a vibrant, advanced, and secure ICT sector. TASMU Digital Valley (TDV) is an innovation cluster that connects entrepreneurs, startups, investors, academics, researchers, students, multinational corporations and institutions with the common goal of innovating new digital solutions. TASMU Smart Qatar established by MOTC, and its priority sectors are transport, logistics, environment, healthcare and sports.



Qatar Science & Technology Park (QSTP) provides a free zone and business park that hosts leading global tech companies, mentor and support a network of startups and rising tech ventures, and have a value chain of acceleration, incubation, and funding programs.


The Qatar Free Zones Authority (QFZA) is an independent authority created to oversee and regulate world-class free zones in Qatar, offering outstanding opportunities and benefits for businesses seeking to expand globally. https://qfz.gov.qa

Qatar Sportstech (QST) is the leading startup accelerator for innovative sports companies, its vision is to transform Doha into one of the leading sports hubs and contribute to Qatar’s diversification goals.


Aspire Zone Foundation drives global progress in sports. Aspire Zone boasts some of the world’s finest sport training facilities. Aspetar’s Sports Medicine Division is Qatar’s leading centre for the management of sports-related injuries and illnesses.


Ooredoo is a leading international communications company with a customer base of more than 100 million across the Middle East, North Africa and Southeast Asia. In Qatar, it is the leading communications company, focused on building the Supernet network to make Qatar one of the best-connected countries in the world.


Skolkovo Foundation is the catalyst for Russia’s innovation-based economy, creating an international ecosystem more than 2,700 high-tech startups, supports technological entrepreneurship in Russia and commercializes the results of research activities.


Rosinfocominvest is Russian public development institution focused on ICT founded by the Ministry of Digital Development, Communications and Mass Media of the Russian Federation. http://www.rosinfocominvest.ru/en/

Sponix is a high technological company belonging to sport and tech sectors, brings immersive replays and virtual advertisement technologies for broadcasters, clubs, leagues and fans with totally remote production workflow. Applying AI, Machine Learning, Computer Vision and Cloud Computing.