Sultanate at Dubai investment forum

By Staff Reporter — MUSCAT: April 3 – Ithraa, Oman’s inward investment and export promotion agency, is using an ambitious three-day investment conference and exhibition in Dubai to spur lucrative business deals, open new markets for Omani goods and services and forge new trade and investment ties. The high-profile delegation that includes Ithraa, Port of Duqm, Oman Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Special Economic Zone Authority of Duqm is participating together on a large Oman pavilion at Dubai’s Annual Investment Meeting (AIM), which began at the World Trade Centre on Sunday.
Remarking on Oman’s participation, HH Sayyid Faisal al Said, Ithraa’s Director General of Investment Promotion, said: “In collaboration with public sector partners we are engaged in an unprecedented effort to strengthen Oman’s global economic standing. Our collective presence at AIM has been specifically designed to help the sultanate expand its international reach, as well provide event attendees from over 30 countries with information on the investment opportunities on offer in Oman.”
AIM is the Gulf region’s premier foreign direct investment event attracting corporate leaders, policy makers, venture capitalists, bankers and consultants from across the world to discuss strategies on attracting foreign investment and connecting businesses and countries willing to engage in sustainable partnerships.
“I can tell you with great certainty that colleagues participating at AIM are fully committed to doing everything possible to enhance Oman’s international business connections and attract foreign investment. Indeed, we will be aggressively marketing Oman and making sure AIM attendees know that thanks to the sultanate’s strategic location, incredible talent pool, first-class ports, free zones and industrial estates there’s no better place in the region to grow a business and compete in the burgeoning markets of Asia, Africa and beyond,” pointed out Sayyid Faisal.
Feedback from recent Ithraa trade and investment missions to India, Italy, France and the UK clearly indicate a genuine interest from the international business community in learning more about the business opportunities on offer in Oman, particularly in manufacturing, fisheries, mining, tourism and logistics. “We stand ready to work with partners to achieve our common objectives and bring growth, jobs and prosperity to Oman,” explained HH Sayyid Faisal.