5th Oman Economic Forum

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    March 23, 2016

  • End date

    March 24, 2016

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Oman Economic Forum


The fifth edition of the Oman Economic Forum which will take place on the 23rd and 24th of March at Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, in Muscat, under the patronage of the Ministry of Commerce & Industry in cooperation and in collaboration with Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal Group. The Forum will discuss Omani-Asian economic relations, and Oman's role as a bridge between these countries and the Arab World.

Oman's economy is expected to maintain a steady growth of 5 % despite the ongoing plunge in oil revenues, due to government spending. Backed by a promising future vision, the government has been incesting heavily in industrial projects and infrastructure, in line with its diversification plan that aims to reduce dependence on oil revenues. 

Prominent speakers will include His Excellency Mohsin Bin Khamis Al-Balushi, Advisor to the Ministry of Commerce, and Walid Abu Zaki, Executive Manager at Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal Group.

The forum’s program will tackle the following topics:

- Oman's Economic Outlook
- Sultanate of Oman: Bridge Between Asia & the GCC
- Financing the Future
- Key Investment Projects in Oman
- Attracting Asian & Iranian Investments to Oman
- Potential for Asian Investments in Iran
- Importance of Economic Zones & Logistic Cities as Development Catalysts
- Promoting Entrepreneurship through SMEs

The event will host around 500 participants, including officials, investors and specialists from the public and private sectors from Oman and the region, as well as a number of Asian investors interested in Oman opportunities.

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