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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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  • HE Al Jashmi opens Oman Mining Expo 2017

    Muscat, Oman, 16 January 2017—Undersecretary of the Ministry of Finance HE Nasser bin Khamis Al Jashmi opened the second edition of Omanexpo’s Oman Minerals & Mining Exhibition & Conference on Monday at the new Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre.

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    The opening was graced by a good number of government and embassy officials, as well as represented by top executives from the biggest mining companies in Oman, with keynote speeches by HE Hilal Al Busaidi, CEO, Public Authority for Mining, Abdulsattar Al Murshidi, Chairman, Oman Mining Company, and HR Dr. Mehdi Karbasian, Deputy Minister & Chairman of the Board, Iranian Mines & Mining Industries Development & Renovation (IMIDRO).

    Following a successful first edition, this edition is foreseen to be more successful, with about 51 participating companies—up from 37 in 2015. Concurrent to the exhibition is a two-day conference, which features a qualified lineup of 26 local and international speakers representing various segments and companies from the mining sector, among them Dean Cunningham, CEO, Kunooz Oman Holding; Ali Al Wily, CEO, Oman Mining Company; Jesse Damsky, Chief Commercial Officer, Port of Salalah; Marc Evertse, Executive Commercial Manager, Sohar Port and Free Zone; and Reggy Vermeulen, CEO, Port of Duqm; and Mohammed Al Shabibi, CEO, Gulf Mining Group.

    The topics that will be presented include “Investing in Oman’s Mining Sector,” “Mining and Related Infrastructure Development,” “Technology Solutions for the Mining Industry,” “Project Opportunities,” “Human Resource Development & HSE in the Mining Sector.” Oman Minerals & Mining Exhibition & Conference, comes high on the heels of the government’s efforts to focus on other sectors that will contribute a major share to Oman’s GDP, and move away from oil. This also comes amid recently discovered mineral deposits and the foreseen increase in bulk mineral exports in Oman’s gateway ports—Sohar Port & Freezone, Port of Duqm and Port of Salalah—where much opportunity for investment in mineral development, mining and quarrying exploration and operations is seen.

    In his opening remarks in the 2015 edition, Dr. Salim Al Busaidi of Awtad Geoquest said “Oman Minerals & Mining Exhibition & Conference has definitely added value to the mining sector by emphasizing on the added value mineral commodities and bringing together the local and international expertise and investors to discuss the development, challenges and opportunities in the mining sector.”

    The event is organized in partnership with the Public Authority for Mining and co-organized with Awtad Geoquest.

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  • Oman Motor Show 2016 welcomes 31,541 visitors

    Muscat, Oman, 10 DEC 2016—Muscat, Oman, 11 December 2016—Oman’s grandest four-day Motor Show welcomed a total of 31,541 unique visitors to its new venue at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre from December 7 to 10. Read more.


    As promised, pioneer and leading organizer Omanexpo has once again brought a much-bigger and more exciting show, with reputable top car brands unfailingly displaying and unveiling their top-of-the-line models—from saloon cars to SUVs and four-wheel drives to luxury, sports and hybrid cars. Equally grabbing the spotlight were the elegant display of classic cars and the lineup of Harley Davidson motorbikes. The auto parts and accessories pavilion also did not fail to impress the visitors. Another highlight was the Land Rover adventure zone, which provided visitors the opportunity to do test drives. In addition, there were the traditional road safety demonstrations, a children’s zone that offered educational and interactive activities, the adventure exhibits by Oman Riders Club, Muscat Bikers, Oman Riders Club, and Shabek Adventure Oman, and the grand raffle draw.

    “Because of the show’s popularity, new companies participate each edition. This year, we had BMW, Land Rover, Honda and Hyundai and China car maker BAIC, which recently entered the Oman market. This is apart from regular exhibitors such as Toyota, Lexus, Nissan, Mitsubishi, Jeep, Dodge, and others,” Nader Abbas, Omanexpo general manager remarks.” “A first in this year’s edition is the glitzy Oman Auto Excellence Awards on December 10, which culminated the successful exhibition. It will now become a permanent concurrent activity of the show,” he adds.

    The 18th Oman International Motor Show was opened on Wednesday by His Highness Sayyid Tarik bin Shabib Al Said along with celebrity guest Oman circuit racer Ahmad Al Harthy.

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