The Qatar Export Development and Promotion Agency (Tasdeer) launched the second edition of its flagship programme, the ‘Go Global’ Export Accelerator, which aims to develop the capabilities of 15 Qatari exporting companies to empower their export-led growth and enhance their reach to international markets.
The first edition saw the participation of 15 enterprises that benefited from more than 100 training sessions and workshops, which in turn resulted in more than 300 export opportunities that are worth QR47.7 million.
Last year, ‘Tasdeer’ recorded a number of remarkable feats, such as the participation of more than 200 Qatari companies in 10 international exhibitions, and over 220 exporting companies taking part in 10 matchmaking meetings. Furthermore, more than 43 Qatari exporters joined the Alibaba e-commerce platform. This subsequently led to the total value of all exports in 2021 exceeding the QR1 billion mark, a first for the agency.
Launching the second edition of the programme comes as a result of the success of the inaugural edition, where a number of companies reached international markets, such as the Qatari German Medical Devices, C Wallet Services and Doha Cables Factory.
Abdulrahman Hesham Al Sowaidi, Acting CEO of Qatar Development Bank (QDB), said, “Since its inception, Tasdeer has sought to support Qatari exporters and promote their services and products. The achievements of the ‘Go Global’ Program come as a result of the national export strategy which enables Qatari companies to access global markets. In the first edition, the companies accessed international markets, securing export orders valued in the millions. We are proud of the feats they have accomplished and how they benefited from the program, and we hope to match these successes in the coming editions.”
Hamad Salem Mejegheer, Executive Director of Export Development and Promotion Agency, said, “The ‘Go Global’ Programme targets SMEs in the industrial and service sectors and aims to support exporters by enabling them to devise growth strategies, analyse target markets, develop and complete export plans, as well as identifying available resources for expansion in global markets. To ensure a comprehensive approach of the training process, the participants are classified into three categories, namely export aspiring SMEs, export ready SMEs, and experienced exporting SMEs that are interested in expanding into new markets.”
QDB continues to support SMEs and the private sector in Qatar – working alongside its partners to promote the vision of the State of Qatar while contributing to economic diversification through its three access-based pillars. To this end, QDB ranked 13th in the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Report for the year 2021.