Algiers set to host Omani products trade show

MUSCAT, OCT 7 – The Opex Organising Committee has announced plans to hold an Omani Products Exhibition in Algiers during October 9 – 12.
Organised by Ithraa, Oman’s investment and export development agency, Oman Chamber of Commerce & Industry, and the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates, the high-profile four-day show is designed to boost trade relations between Algeria and Oman.
Held at the Centre International de Conferences, the exhibition is expected to showcase a host of leading Omani businesses from food and beverage, plastics, textiles, metals and minerals, construction and logistics.
Ayman al Hsani (pictured), Opex Committee Head said, “Algeria has ambitious infrastructure investment plans that are being driven by public-private partnerships. The government is also looking to develop the SME sector, tourism, fisheries, manufacturing, health and construction sectors. These are sizeable commercial initiatives that Omani exporters can capitalize on. It’s clearly an exciting time to be showcasing Oman-made products in this important North African market.”
Saif al Ma’mari, Ithraa’s Export Development Director commented: “Omani products have built a strong reputation internationally, and given Algeria’s diversification plans we’re looking to forge long-term and mutually beneficial trade ties. Opex is an excellent opportunity for us initiate those connections and take trade partnerships forward. As we’ve seen at recent Opex shows in Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the UAE I’m confident this event will deliver positive results for everyone involved.”
Opex is a trade show designed to promote Omani products exported to over 135 countries. Since its launch in 2012 in Riyadh, Opex has seen a steady increase in the number of participating companies.
“Local firms see that business is being won at Opex shows and they want a share of that success. The turnout we’ve seen in each of the cities we’ve taken Opex to has been outstanding, this reflects the quality of Omani companies exhibiting at the events. Their products are clearly in great demand,” explained Ithraa’s Saif al Ma’mari.