Equalizing the Global Recovery
The second annual Qatar Economic Forum, Powered by Bloomberg, convened on Doha June 20-22, 2022
As we emerge from the economic downturn created by Covid-19, hopes of a swift recovery now seem misguided. From the snarled global supply chain to escalating inflation and now Russia’s military assault on Ukraine, the already fragile global economic recovery is facing major obstacles. A full global economic rebound will take years, not quarters. Managed incorrectly, the economic recuperation could drive a wedge between the East and West, advanced and emerging markets, behemoth firms and smaller rivals, and high- and low-skill workers — creating dangerous fault lines across society. Governments and businesses must come together to equalize the global economic recovery. The time is now.
The second annual Qatar Economic Forum, Powered by Bloomberg, convened global business leaders and heads of state to tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges, through the lens of the Middle East. Strategically located in Doha, the Forum drew on Qatar’s ability to link Asia with Africa and beyond, as well as its position as a key global diplomatic hub, a leader in LNG energy technologies, and the home to the 2022 FIFA World Cup.