By A Staff Reporter -
MUSCAT — MEED, the Middle East's foremost Business-to-Business events company, with the support of Oman's Public Authority for Investment Promotion and Export Development (PAIPED), is organising the upcoming Oman Investment Forum 2012. The conference, will be held on October 8 and 9, 2012 at Al Bustan Palace, a Ritz-Carlton Hotel.
The Oman Investment Forum 2012 will bring together key decision makers, including government officials, leading industry figures and the international business community at one united platform to facilitate the growth of Oman's economy.
Delegates will gain first-hand insight of the Omani projects market, valued at $55 billion over the next three years, as well as upcoming investment and project opportunities across the Sultanate from key Omani government officials and leading stakeholders from both the public and private sectors.
Keynote speakers at the event include Yahya Said al Jabri, Chairman, Special Economic Zone at Duqm, who will give the latest update on the Duqm Special Economic Zone; Salim al Aufi, CEO, Public Authority for Civil Aviation who will present on the latest developments for Oman's regional airports; Dr Ali Talib al Hinai, Under-Secretary Planning, Ministry of Health, who will deliver an overview of the healthcare facilities construction masterplan (hospitals, polyclinics and the $1bn medical city project) and Khalifa bin Mubarak al Hinai, Ministry Advisor, Ministry of Oil and Gas, who will speak on Oman's multibillion oil & gas project opportunities.
Mohammed bin al Zubair, Adviser to His Majesty for Economic Planning Affairs, has also confirmed his attendance as the chief guest.
The Oman Investment Forum offers strategic insights on the current projects and upcoming commercial opportunities across Oman's real estate and construction, power and water, banking and finance, industrial and ports and free zone sectors. Delegates will also benefit from dedicated sessions on the practical roadmap to doing business in Oman by hearing from investors currently in Oman including Vale and Khimji Ramdas.
The Oman Investment Forum 2012 is essential to identifying high-growth sectors, upcoming projects and key investment opportunities in Oman — as well as offering networking opportunities throughout the two-day conference with prominent Omani business leaders and the international business community including investors, contractors, consultants and financiers.
International groups confirmed at the event include: Investment Corporation of Dubai, UAE; Apex Investment Group, Saudi Arabia; Rotana Hotel Management Corporation, UAE; Abu Dhabi Investment Company, UAE; Al Qahtani Group, Saudi Arabia; Talal Abu-Ghazaleh Organization, Egypt; Sogreah Group Artelia, France; TAV, Turkey; DKG — East Oil & Gas Equipment MFG Company, Hungary; and KGL Investment, Kuwait.