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EDITOR IN CHIEF- ABDULLAH BIN SALIM AL SHUEILI

World Exchange Congress to impact Oman tourism and investments

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The World Exchange Congress 2018, a convergence of top finance experts from across the world to be held at the Shangri-la Barr al Jizza Resort on February 27 and 28 will bring in multi-faceted results to the Sultanate of Oman and tourism and investments will be one among the various sectors that will be benefited out of the conference of the think-tanks in finance and share market.


The World Exchange Congress hosted by the Muscat Securities Market (MSM) is one of the biggest annual meetings for CEOs and senior executives of the world’s trading venues and will see over 90 speakers at the event discussing diverse aspects of the challenges facing the share markets worldwide, from global political developments to integrating new technologies such as blockchain and the world of RegTech.


“The World Exchange Congress 2018 shall also provide a fantastic networking platform during the 3 days where attendees will receive a chance to explore professional pursuits amidst the cultural capital of the Sultanate ‘Muscat’, a city of serene beaches, tropical mountains, sand dunes, ancient forts and fortresses, and many such interesting heritage sights within city limits”, Ahmed Saleh al Marhoon, Director- General at the Muscat Securities Market said.


Oman’s inward investment and export development agency, Ithraa is the major supporter, Oman International Investment and Development Company (Ominvest), SEZAD and Duqm Port, among others, are joining hands to bring in an event of this magnitude to the country.


“Ithraa is proud to support Muscat Securities Market in organising the World Exchange Congress 2018.


Our involvement in this important and prestigious event puts our brand in front of hundreds of industry professionals”, said Taleb al Makhmari, Director- General for Marketing & Media at Ithraa, adding that this would offer Ithraa management a unique opportunity to forge long-term relationships with leaders and decision-makers in the international finance and investment industry.


Haitham al Salmi, General Manager for Muscat Clearing and Depository Company opined that “the conference represents a great opportunity to learn the global trends and challenges facing exchanges and markets. We will get to understand where we stand and learn the way forward.”


“Ominvest is our top sponsor under the title of Strategic Sponsor along with its subsidiaries, such as U-Capital, OAB and National Life insurance. Muscat Clearing & Depository company is the Gold sponsor, Omantel is our Telecom partner and Bank Muscat, SEZAD and Duqm Port are also sponsors”, Syeda Tabinda, Marketing Specialist — Awareness and Marketing Division said.


“The conference brings together the global exchange community to share ideas and to learn how to grow their businesses through acquiring new customers, developing new revenue streams and forging new, profitable partnerships”, said Talal al Mamari, CEO, Omantel.


“Welcoming the global exchanges community in Muscat will help advance our local businesses and provide a platform for global executives to build new relationships and forge mutually beneficial partnerships. Guided and supported by our visionary leaders, Oman and Muscat Securities Market have long been at the forefront to facilitate multi-national events and projects of regional and international significance,” remarked Abdulaziz al Balushi, Group CEO for Ominvest .


The World Exchange Congress will be expanding its participation to include representatives from exchanges responsible for Technology, Cyber Security, Innovation and Risk and much more so that professionals from a cross-section of the society is benefitted.


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