Global conference on e-commerce begins in Salalah

Salalah: Deliberations of the 6th International e-Commerce Conference began at Salalah Crowne Plaza Hotel on Sunday under the auspices of Shaikh Abdullah bin Nasser al Bakri, Minister of Manpower. The two-day conference, themed ‘The e-Consumer’, is organised by Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) in cooperation with the Middle East Consultancy and Studies Centre. Hussain bin Maayouf al Bathari, Chairman of OCCI branch in Dhofar, said that the e-commerce has become very important as it provides many opportunities for trans-boundary trade. E-Commerce is also a new tool that has changed the traditional economy systems on the local, regional and international levels.
On his part, Dr Ali bin Suhail Tabook, CEO of the Middle East Consultancy and Studies Centre, said that the conference covers a number of themes, such as defining the e-consumer, the legal aspects in protecting the e-consumer, the Sultanate’s experience in e-commerce and in protecting the e-consumer, efficiency of the existing legislations, the economic dimension for consumer data in e-commerce, the e-consumer through e-commerce and the consumer protection in e-commerce deals. The conference also reviews the local and international experiences in the field of e-marketing. The conference targets professional, academicians and officials with good experience in IT and e-consumer. The opening of the conference was attended by Shaikh Khalid bin Omar al Marhoon, Minister of Civil Service, a number of under-secretaries and officials. — ONA