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The Qatar-Germany Business and Investment Forum: Top facts T he F orum This is the 9th Business and Investment Forum organised by the State of Qatar. It has been organised under the patronage of His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, Prime Minister and Minister of Interior of the State of Qatar, and the German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Q atar -G ermany T rade The volume of trade between Qatar and Germany in 2017 amounted to €1.9 billion. T he 2022 W orld C up : OPPORTUNITIES FOR GERMANY Several German companies are delivering 2022 World Cup projects, such as Hochtief, which is contributing to the building of football stadiums in Qatar, and Deutsche Bahn, which has been contracted to build a rail network. G erman businesses in Q atar Over 300 German companies are operating in Qatar. They are helping Qatar reach its vision of economic diversification. For example, German software giant SAP is training Qatari students in technology systems at Qatar Science and Technology Park. 8 9