Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre opens this month

The Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre will make its debut at GIBTM, the Gulf's premier meetings industry tradeshow this month.

The Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre will make its debut at the Gulf Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings Exhibition (GIBTM,) the Gulf’s premier meetings industry tradeshow this month.

According to Geoff Donaghy,  director of Convention Centres for AEG Ogden, the manager of the Oman Centre, GIBTM will showcase the venue to key international and Gulf region decision-makers.

The Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre will debut in two weeks time to the business events industry at GIBTM

“Our message to these decision-makers 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 that may have not been possible previously,” said Donaghy.

“Not only will this inspirational project open the world to Oman, it will open Oman to the world of business events,” he said.

MrDonaghy said as venue manager, AEG Ogden would utilise its global expertise to deliver service excellence in all areas of the operation including catering, technology and event management to expand the already high level of professionalism in the meetings and exhibitions industry in Oman.

“AEG Ogden will provide a memorable first-class experience for all attendees adopting the spirit of the traditional Omani hospitality that the Sultanate is renowned for.”

The ornate auditorium, one of numerous venue spaces within the Centre

“We are encouraged by the interest already shown by the international decision-makers and key Omani stakeholders in staging future events in Muscat. Our preliminary research and sales activities have identified business as far ahead as 2024,” Donaghy said.

In addition to large scale convention and exhibitions the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre’s flexible design will cater for smaller meetings, banquets and functions as well as concerts and special events accommodating up to 10,000 people.

GIBTM is being held in Abu Dhabi from 26 to 28 March. The Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre will be featured on the Oman Ministry of Tourism stand E110. 

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