The opening ceremony of the ECOQ: “The Qatar International Environment protection Exhibition and Conference” was held on 16th October 2011 at the Doha Exhibition Centre. The function was attended by diplomats and top dignitaries of Qatar. The conference is aimed at creating environmental awareness and the strategic importance of Green Initiatives in the Country. Mr. R. Seetharaman, Doha Bank Group CEO along with other officials graced the occasion. Doha Bank has been a front runner among Private sector Banks in Qatar to advocate environmental protection and green banking initiatives.