Oman Forum debates ways to raise SMEs’ efficiency

MUSCAT: The 6th version of Oman Forum, organised by Alam Al Iqtisad Wa Al Amal magazine, in cooperation with the Public Authority for SMEs Development ‘Riyada’, was opened at Crowne Plaza Hotel on Monday under the auspices of Shaikh Dr Al Khattab bin Ghalib al Hinai, Deputy Chairman of the State Council, in the presence of Shaikh Salim bin Mustahil al Mashani, Adviser at the Diwan of Royal Court.
The forum discusses a number of themes related to enhancing SMEs, developing national human resources and providing effective solutions for the challenges being faced by these sectors.
The first session titled ‘Enhancing SMEs’ Competitiveness and Efficiency’ discussed means of enhancing the efficiency and competitiveness of the SMEs so that they can meet the requirements of bid for tenders and contracts from major companies.
The second session titled ‘Enhancing National Manpower Capabilities and Skills’ highlighted the gap between the needs of the labour markets and youths’ available potentialities.
A seminar on managing and attracting SEMs efficiency was held on the sidelines of the forum.
A number of speakers from organisations operating SMEs and human resources development along with experts and specialists from the public and private sectors took part in the forum.