On Tuesday, the 15th of January, The Croatian Business Council (CBC) had a launching ceremony in Hilton Doha. After the introductory speeches of the President of the CBC, Mr. Mario Lozancic and Ambassador of Croatia to Qatar, H.E Drago Lovrić, Mr. Domagoj I. Cerovac, member of the CBC Presidency, attended presenting business stories of successful Croatian businessmen in Qatar. The presentation shows the extent of activities of Croatian companies, which go from construction, mechanical engineering and system solutions (CTBA, Klimaoprema, Vertiv) through IT solutions (Adria Scan, Analyticom) to household products (Anamil) and hospitality (Adriatic Kitchen, Qavanna Restaurant). The highlight of the event was the performance of the awarded Croatian cellist Mrs. Anna Rucner, who during her performance presented the tourist beauties of Croatia. The ceremony was attended by H.E Salem Abdullah Sultan AL-Jaber Director of European Affairs Department and Mr. Ahmed Mohammed AL- Afraj European Affairs Department, Ambassadors and representatives of the Qatar business community. The evening ended with a selection of traditional Croatian food prepared by the Croatian catering company Adriatic Kitchen. The event was co-sponsored by the Croatian National Tourist Board.
The Croatian Business Council is a non-profit organization founded on the initiative of Croatian business entities that have been successfully doing business in Qatar, led by the CTBA Group and CBC President Mr. Mario Lozančić. The aim of the organization that’s also supported by the Croatian Embassy in Qatar is to improve the business relations of Qatar and Croatia in order to open a business association that Croatian businessmen interested in business in Qatar can contact for support. Also, the CBC provides support to Qatar business entities interested in investing in Croatia. The first step towards more information is to visit the recently launched web site www.cbcqatar.com where you can find concrete information about business practices in Qatar and Croatia, information on tenders in Qatar, etc.
Link to the event photo gallery.