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Oman Business Forum

Monday / May 20 2024 09:00 - 13:30 UTC+4



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Oman has become the first country to abolish minimum capital for investment, and in turn let the world know that it is open for business. It is at this pivotal moment that the Oman Business Forum gathers leaders from across the local economy to discuss the most pressing issues.

A range of speakers, across a number of presentations and panels, will discuss everything from the investment environment to digitalization and the energy transition, delving into the details of how new technologies can continue to revolutionize banking, transport, and more, as well as updating attendees on the latest developments in the future of power and the extractive industries.

The Oman Business Forum is ideally positioned to drive the conversation on the future shape of the local economy, tackling the issues that matter to businesses, investors, and the public today.

Join us in Muscat this May for the Oman Business Forum and be a part of this crucial discourse.


H.E. Qais bin Mohammed Al Yousef

Minister of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion

H.E. Sheikh Faisal Bin Abdullah Al Rawas

Chairman, Oman Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Ayşe Hazır

CEO & Founder, The Business Year

Ammar Al Kharusi

CEO, Invest Oman

Bader Al Zaidi

CEO, Vodafone Oman

Mustafa Al Hinai

CEO, NEC Group

Maqbool Al Wahaibi

CEO, Oman Data Park

Khalid Jamal Al Kayed

CEO, Bank Nizwa

Mansoor Al Abdali

CEO, OQ Gas Networks (OQGN)

Said Al Shanfari

CEO, Oman Convention and Exhibition Center

David Bird


Sultan bin Ahmed Al Wahaibi

CEO, Oman Broadband Company

Paul Callaghan

Partner, Moore Stephens Oman

Ioana Krempanszky Popa

Regional Director Middle East, The Business Year

Silvia Lambiase

Senior Country Editor, The Business Year

Nuno Marques Veiga

Executive Director EMEA, MTW


Registration and welcome breakfast
Welcome remarks and launch of The Business Year: Oman 2024, 10th anniversary edition, with Ayşe Hazır, CEO, The Business Year
Keynote speech by HE Qais bin Mohammed Al Yousef, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion
Guest speaker: Ammar Al Kharusi, CEO, Invest Oman
How Adaptive Learning is Accelerating Corporate Learning and Development with Nuno Marques Veiga, Executive Director EMEA, MTW
Panel I: Empowering a Tech-Driven Business Landscape in Oman, with: Bader Al Zaidi, CEO, Vodafone Oman; Mustafa Al Hinai, CEO, NEC Group; Maqbool Al Wahaibi, CEO, Oman Data Park; Khalid Jamal Al Kayed, CEO, Bank Nizwa; Sultan bin Ahmed Al Wahaibi, CEO, Oman Broadband Company
Panel II: Navigating Sustainability in Oman, with Mansoor Al Abdali, CEO, OQ Gas Networks (OQGN); Said Salim Al Shanfari, CEO, Oman Convention and Exhibition Center; David Bird, CEO, OQ8; Paul Callaghan, Partner, Moore Stephens Oman
Closing remarks by HE Sheikh Faisal Bin Abdullah Al Rawas, Chairman, Oman Chamber of Commerce & Industry
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