the 2nd Oman Economic Forum (OEF2010)

Venue: Shangri-La Resort

Location: Muscat, Oman

Event Date/Time: Apr 25, 2010 End Date/Time: Apr 26, 2010
Registration Date: Apr 20, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Apr 01, 2010
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The global financial and economic crisis of 2009 was a major test for all the Gulf countries, but Oman’s steady and careful development policy and its long term vision kept it immune from the worst implications of the crisis. And now that the world economy is on the path of recovery and oil prices are on the rise again, the Sultanate is geared for further economic growth and development.
Diversification remains the major goal with its attendant emphasis on developing and modernizing the infrastructure, building a heavy industrial base, including petrochemicals, iron and steel, making Oman a leading tourist destination in the region and encouraging foreign investment through a welcoming investment environment that offers many incentives and exemptions.

With all that in mind, Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal Group and Oman’s Ministry of Trade and Industry in cooperation with the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry and the Capital Market Authority, are organizing the second Oman Economic Forum Under the patronage of H.E. Ahmed Bin Abdulnabi Macki, Minister of National Economy and Deputy Chairman of the Financial Affairs and Energy Resources on April 25 and 26, 2010 at the Bar Al-Jassah Resort (Shangri-la Hotel and Resort), Muscat. This second annual forum comes after the successful launch of the first Oman Economic Forum in 2008.
Starting with a review of Oman’s economic vision and development objectives, the second forum will take a closer look at major issues and development priorities in the Sultanate, and highlight investment prospects and opportunities in various sectors and projects. Main topics on the agenda of the forum include:

• Oman’s economic vision and its developing investment environment.
• Infrastructure development and projects.
• Future funding requirements and the role of banks and financial markets.
• The industrial sector, special industrial zones and investment opportunities in industry.
• Oman’s water and energy needs and investment opportunities in public utilities and the energy sector
• Investment and business opportunities in services and sectors associated with major projects and sector development plans

The second Oman Economic Forum will once again offer a unique chance for participants to interact with officials, economic policy makers and experts in the Sultanate, and to get their perspective on business and investment prospects.