Khalid Al Zadjali, Director of Tourism
Events for Oman Ministry of Tourism
(centre) and Rochelle Uechtritz, AEG
Ogden (right) showcase the Oman
Convention & Exhibition Centre at
The beauty and destination appeal of the Sultanate of Oman combined with its world-class facilities were showcased at Europe’s premier trade event, IMEX in Frankfurt, Germany last week.
A spectacular venue model of the new Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre was displayed on the Ministry of Tourism stand for global decision-makers to witness firsthand the Sultanate’s milestone project which is scheduled for completion in 2016.
Since its appointment as venue manager, AEG Ogden has received positive feedback from both international and regional organizations regarding the development of the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre and Oman’s potential to host future congresses.
AEG Ogden’s Group Manager, Convention Sales Development, Rochelle Uechtritz said many international organizations wanted to be part of the growth opportunities in the Arabian Gulf.
“Our message to these decision-makers at IMEX is that Oman is constructing a world-class venue and precinct that will have the capacity to host some of the world’s and region’s most prestigious events – something that has not been possible previously."
“Not only will this inspirational project open the world to Oman, it will open Oman to the world of business events," Ms Uechtritz said.
During the pre-opening phase of the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre, AEG Ogden will continue to identify and target potential congresses which are suited to the Sultanate’s key economic sectors such as oil and gas, health, transport and communications, environment, marine, logistics and education.
“We have enormous confidence in Oman as a convention destination, given the involvement of Government, key stakeholders and the broader academic community with international organizations for many decades.
“Oman has a solid foundation of active Omani Associations and Societies that are crucial to the support with bidding for international conventions with submissions being lodged to host medical and scientific congresses in 2017, 2018 and 2019 that will attract thousands of specialists to the capital city of Muscat.
“We will continue to approach Omani specialists and utilise our expertise to prepare world-class bid submissions to meet the stringent criteria to compete on a global scale,” Ms. Uechtritz said.
AEG Ogden will deliver a memorable, world-class experience for all attendees, incorporating the traditional Omani spirit of hospitality in all areas of the operation including catering, technology and event management, to compliment the already high level of professionalism in the meetings and exhibitions industry in Oman.