BOS hosts Omani business and entrepreneur delegation

BOS

May 30 2024

On Wednesday May 29th, the British Omani Society was delighted to host an Omani delegation of business representatives and entrepreneurs this afternoon at 34 Sackville St. Our Vice Chairman Chris Breeze gave them a presentation on the Society and how we are supporting the objectives of Oman Vision 2040. There was a question and answer segment afterwards and there was a lot of interest in the Society's history and its ongoing support of Oman-UK relations.

This came after a delegation from Oman attended the Omani-UK Business Forum on Tuesday May 28, a business conference held in London to discuss the opportunities offered by Oman for foreign investors. The event was held at the prestigious Savoy Hotel in London and was organised by the Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman in London in collaboration with the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI).

The event saw numerous presentations from leading organisations from both the UK and Oman, which included InvestOman, OCCI, and the Arab British Chamber of Commerce. The presentations emphasised Oman's strategic position, free zones, and five separate regulations to safeguard investors, as well as entrepreneurial success stories such as Omani fashion house AMAL AL RAISI. Also addressing the audience was Areej Mohsin Haider Darwish, a member of the OCCI Board of Directors, who underlined the strong connection between the UK and Oman, with the UK leading foreign direct investment in Oman, and conveyed Oman's desire to increase investment in wider industries.

A key theme of the event was the empowerment of Omani women entrepreneurs, highlighting measures that aim to provide assistance for entry into the British market through effective partnerships. The Arab British Chamber of Commerce also announced the planned creation of a portal for Omani businesswomen to further increase collaboration.


 

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