100 companies to showcase plastics, petrochemicals products
Muscat: Continuing its momentum, the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) has added another key business event to its busy forward calendar by signing an agreement to hold the fourth edition of OmanPlast, the Sultanate’s leading plastics and petrochemicals event.
Organised by Silver Star Corporation and supported by Riyada, the specialist expo is scheduled to take place from March 21 to 23, 2017. Anticipated to attract more than 5,000 visitors and over 100 companies from countries including China, Egypt, Germany, India, Italy, Iran, Korea, Lebanon, Malaysia, Pakistan and the UAE, OmanPlast will showcase the latest plastic and petrochemical products, technology and innovations.
The exhibition will also introduce Oman’s future focused and outward looking small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in the sector to the world, and provide an exceptional forum for industry leaders to meet, network, and exchange ideas.
Speaking at the signing of the agreement, OCEC general manager Trevor McCartney said: “The OCEC is particularly pleased to welcome OmanPlast, a platform for an industry of great importance to Oman’s economic diversification strategy.
“The cutting edge facilities of the Centre, the space afforded by its five superbly equipped exhibition halls, and its international reach, will help OmanPlast to expand and develop, and in doing so focus the global spotlight on the country’s dynamic Plastics and Petrochemicals industry and its ambitious growth plans,” he added.
“Delivering significant commercial opportunities and providing benefits to the broader economy, events such as OmanPlast have wide-ranging impact for the Sultanate. By bringing together major players in the industry, they spur progress and power development,” he said.
An integral part of Oman’s economic evolution, the OCEC is generating substantial interest from sectors like Plastics and Petrochemicals, that are pivotal to the realisation of the Sultanate’s diversification strategy, Vision 2020 and crucial to the nation’s on-going prosperity.”
Noting that discussions with the OCEC on maximising the domestic, regional and international impact of OmanPlast, had already begun, P. D. Nath, managing director of Silver Star Corporation said: “We are highly impressed with the possibilities of this world-class venue. Silver Star looks forward to taking full advantage of the incredible expertise of the OCEC Team as we work together to deliver a memorable expo and position OmanPlast as a major fixture in the international events calendar.”
Located in Madinat Al Irfan, the new heart of Muscat, the OCEC is a world-leading, Omran owned facility that reflects and radiates the Sultanate’s culture, values and vision for the future. The OCEC phase one boasts 22,000 square metres of flexible column-free space, which can be divided into five separate halls and ten flexible hospitality suites. Phase Two of the Convention Centre, with its stunning 3,200-seat lyric-style theatre, 456-seat auditorium, two ballrooms and 20 meeting rooms will be ready for business in 2017.