On July 31, 2017, the community welcomed His Excellency Ambassador Sheikh Meshal bin Hamad Al Thani of Qatar. His Excellency, along with members from the US-Qatar Business Council and the Embassy of Qatar in D.C., met at the Orlando Economic Partnership to discuss business opportunities in Central Florida and the future of the Qatar-Florida relationships. Afterwards, the delegation visited the National Entrepreneur Center and met with businesses interested in the Qatar-Florida relationship. His Excellency took the opportunity to tour the National Entrepreneur Center and learned about entrepreneurship efforts here in Central Florida.