MUSCAT: Oman, dubbed as ‘the gateway for potential investors in mining sector’, is all geared up to host a high-profile Oman Minerals and Mining Exhibition and Conference from January 16-18, 2017 at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre. The expo, that aims to be a business platform for the rapidly growing mining sector, is expected to attract around 65 companies from more than 15 countries including Oman, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Germany, India, US, South Africa, Chile, Egypt, Jordan, the UAE, Bahrain, Singapore, Ghana, Italy, and others. Oman, the second largest country in the GCC region with an excellent geology of minerals, wants to map itself as a country that intends to diversify its investments into non-oil mineral resources.
Spanning an area of 2,580 sq metres the expo is a good opportunity to government and non-government organisations; mineral resources organisations; mining and exploration equipment companies; consultants; marble and granite companies; building material companies; chromite technology and processing organisations; non — metallic rocks extraction and processing units; IT, communication, data processing and transmission; explosives and blasting devices; mining engineering, erection and construction services; geological surveyors; surveying instruments, metals and metallurgical equipment and testing and processing laboratories to showcase their products and services.
The Oman mining conference will have the opening remarks by Eng Hilal al Busaidy, Chief Executive Officer, and Public Authority for Mining (PAM) followed by keynote address by Abdulsattar al Murshidi, Chairman, Oman Mining Company.