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  • OGMA Concludes in Nairobi, Kenya

    Muscat, Oman, 14 May 2017— OGMA Concludes in Nairobi, KenyaThe recently concluded first edition of Oil, Gas & Mines Africa Exhibition and Conference (OGMA) held at the Kenyatta International Convention Center, Nairobi, Kenya, offered an ideal platform for ten Omani companies to leverage the timely opportunity to showcase their business potentials to African investors. Read more.


    OGMA resulted in a resounding success as investors were able to benefit from the untapped opportunity presented by the boom in the region’s industries. Elaborating on the success of OGMA, Nader Abbas, general manager of event organizer Omanexpo, said “OGMA is a prospect-laden platform for investors, traders and industrialists with special focus placed on its energy and mining sectors. This is evidenced by the participation of Omani companies and 40 other international companies. The inaugural event was graced by top luminaries that included Dr. Martin Heya, commissioner, Ministry of Energy, Republic of Kenya; Saleh bin Sulaiman Al Harthy, Oman's Ambassador to the Republic of Kenya and Mohammed Dori Yakub, ambassador of the Republic of Kenya to Oman.

    Their presence lends credence to the fact that the event was a significant one for the oil and gas and mining industries. It served as a convergence between the extractives industry (oil, gas and mines) and the solutions/technology providers who could spur up the economic development in the larger Africa region.

    The encouraging success of OGMA speaks volumes about the capabilities and reputation of Omanexpo, the pioneer event management company in Oman and the Sultanate's leading organizer of major trade fairs, conferences, and consumer exhibitions. Omanexpo has amply demonstrated its organising skills by successfully hosting OGMA in a foreign country. The event was highly appreciated by visitors, exhibitors and media.

    The two-day event was aimed at providing a platform for professionals, companies and stakeholders to learn and understand the growth potentials of the countries in the East Africa region and showcase the newest products, services and technologies of companies in order to encourage business, improve their operations, and attract investment. According to the World Bank, five of the world’s ten fastest-growing countries by five-year GDP average are in that continent. Africa as a whole has an annual output of about $2 trillion.

    The event was held under the patronage of Ministry of Energy and Petroleum, government of the Republic of Kenya, and organised by Omanexpo, the pioneer exhibitions and conferences organizer in Oman, in association with TFEA (Trade and Fairs East Africa Ltd), and (EAGE) European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers.

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  • The 3rd Oman Energy & Water Exhibition & Conference Opens

    Muscat, Oman, 01 May 2017— The 3rd Oman Energy & Water Exhibition & Conference Opens Oman’s biggest energy and water event, Oman Energy & Water Exhibition & Conference, was opened on Monday by HE Sultan bin Salim bin Said Al Habsi, secretary general, Supreme Council for Planning at the new Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre.

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    The opening commenced with a speech by a PAEW representative, followed by a keynote presentation by Mehmet Erturk, vice president, Energy Market Regulatory Authority of Turkey (EMRA), who addressed the VIP gathering with a discussion on energy subsidy restructuring.

    The event, organized by Oman’s biggest trade exhibitions and conferences organizer, Omanexpo, in cooperation with the Public Authority for Electricity and Water (PAEW), is the third edition this year and has introduced two new conferences apart from the main conference—Oman Automation & Control Summit and Oman Drainage & Wastewater Management Summit.

    The main conference will feature sessions on the Oman Electricity Transmission Company Master Plan, renewable energy projects, sustainable solutions, power and water renewable technologies, and waste-to-energy solutions. Some of the speakers include Hashim Al Zahrani, Head of Interconnection Control Center, Gulf Cooperation Council Interconnection Authority (GCCIA), Dr Adil Al Busaidi, Senior Manager of Asset Management & Planning, Oman Electricity Transmission Company, Keith Stallard, Executive Manager, Water Sector Restructuring, Nama Holding or Mahmoud Jallad, Customer Service Improvement Program Manager, Nama Holding, Hilal Al Abdali, Contracts & Spot Market Director, Oman Power & Water Procurement Company (OPWP), Ziad Al Sati, Executive Vice President Controls & Digitalization Power Generation Services Division, Siemens Middle East.

    The conference expects about 400 delegates that include key representatives from the government and private sectors, industry representatives and utilities experts from across the region.

    Close to 100 local and international power and water companies from 13 countries (Austria, Bahrain, Germany, Hong Kong, Iran, Lebanon, Oman, Qatar, Spain, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, USA) are showcasing various products, technologies and services related to the sectors at the exhibition. The United Kingdom pavilion will feature 23 companies from the UK’s power and water industry.

    Adding value to the exhibitor experience, Omanexpo has set up an online matchmaking facility that allows individuals and companies to meet with potential business partners during the event.

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  • Muscat Municipality chairman opens The BIG Show 2017

    Muscat, Oman, 13 March 2017—Muscat, Oman, 13 March 2017—HE Mohsen bin Mohammed Al Shaikh, Muscat Municipality chairman, officially inaugurated the 14th edition of Oman’s landmark building, construction and interior design event—The BIG Show (Builders International Gathering)—on Monday at the new Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre. Read more.


    The well-established annual exhibition, which has proven its worth and significance to Oman’s building and construction industry, will continue its tradition by offering the trade more than 1,000 products from various segments, such as ceramic and marble, doors and windows, kitchen and bathroom, pumps and valves, HVAC technology, pools and spa, construction equipment and tools, steel, cement, concrete, elevators and escalators and woodworking machinery from about 250 companies from 15 countries. .

    Highlighting the exhibition are the national pavilions of Germany, Turkey, India, Iran and China and the new dedicated Interior Design Oman pavilion, which features products from furniture and furnishing, lighting, Italian kitchen and bathroom showcase to decorative paints and objects.

    Apart from the launch of the Interior Design Oman pavilion is the conference “Oman Sustainable Design Construction Forum,” which will feature local and international building and construction and design experts and policy makers from OMRAN, Al Mouj, GUTech, Daikin Middle East & Africa, Atkins, KEO International, and more. Their presentations will cover the current major projects in Oman such as Sandan City, Al Mouj and Madinat Al Irfan, sustainable architecture, Smart buildings, LEED accreditation and industry case studies.

    While the industry faces many challenges, pioneer and biggest organizer Omanexpo remains optimistic that the government’s efforts to encourage private sector and foreign investment along with its continuous drive towards industrialization and enhancing the tourism sector through investment in development projects, The BIG Show will continue to leverage business opportunities for companies and the trade as a whole.

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  • Iran Solo Exhibition opens

    Muscat, Oman, 23 January 2017--The third Iran Country Solo Exhibition, Omanexpo’s exclusive trade event for Iran products and organized in collaboration with Iran International Exhibitions Company, was inaugurated by HE Dr. Ali bin Masoud Al Sunaidi, Minister of Commerce and Industry Oman and HE Engr. Mohammad Reza Nematzadeh, Minister of Industry Mining and Commerce Iran at the new Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre on Monday. Read more.


    The exhibition, which will run from January 23 to 27, features nearly 100 companies, covering diverse product segments ranging from handmade and machine-made products, home appliances, interior decoration and food products to medicinal, steel and metal, petrochemical products, power and industry-related equipment, construction materials and industrial machinery.

    Nader Abbas, general manager, Omanexpo, says “This event is a way by which we could help promote the high-quality products of Iran, pave the way for their expansion and increase their trade presence in identified markets in Oman. In turn, it will open up opportunities for SMEs, manufacturers and distributors who are seeking to increase their business prospects and expand their businesses.”

    “It is, as well, an avenue to support government initiatives to boost trade and commerce and strengthen economic relations between Oman and Iran as well,” he adds.

    To add further value to the event, the organizers have set up a facility for business-to-business meetings on January 24 to ensure that companies get the maximum networking and promotion benefit out of their participation.

    Iran Country Solo Exhibition will be open from 10:00 am to 1:00pm and 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm from January 23 to 26. Opening hours on January 27 will be from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm.

    The event is supported by the Iran Embassy and Trade Promotion Organization of Iran.

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