ASYAD to host 2018 IRU World Congress

ASYAD, the logistics sector flagship of the Sultanate, and IRU, the world road transport organisation, signed on Tuesday a partnership agreement to host the IRU World Congress in Muscat next year.
At a ceremony held at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre, under the patronage of Ahmed bin Nasser al Mehrzi, Minister of Tourism, the partnership was signed by ASYAD CEO Eng Abdulrahman bin Salem al Hatmi, and IRU Secretary-General Umberto de Pretto.
The IRU World Congress, to be held in Muscat from November 6 to 8, 2018, will bring together industry and government leaders from around the world to tackle transport and trade challenges in both goods and passenger transport.
Eng Abdulrahman bin Salem al Hatmi ASYAD CEO said: “Having the World Congress in Oman for the first time makes this event exceptionally important. The event not only serves as a welcome to the logistics sector but also allows more members of the government to meet and interact with industry leaders, thus strengthening the working relationship between them. We are honoured and proud to be partnering with IRU.”
Oman’s strategic location as a trade hub and its dynamic investment strategy to become a logistics leader over the coming years, both regionally and globally, makes it an ideal venue for engaging transport and trade leaders from around the world at the Congress.