Oman Mining Expo to focus on investment opportunities

February 18, 2019

The Omani government’s Vision 2040, which identifies mining as one of the focus sectors for enhancing competitiveness and growth, promises much potential for the sector, boding well for this developing industry.

The strategy, along with recent discoveries of substantial amounts of mineral deposits and the large-scale projects underway in Oman offers numerous opportunities for investment in mineral development, mining and quarrying exploration and operations, a press release said.

Oman Mining Expo, organised by sector regulator Public Authority for Mining (PAM) and trade exhibitions and conferences organiser Omanexpo, taps these emerging opportunities by providing an annual international platform to showcase current industrial projects that will attract local and international mining firms to invest in the sultanate.

To be held from April 15 to April 17 at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC), the third edition of Oman’s landmark industry event and the Middle East’s leading mining show, will open its doors to the industry showcasing mining-related exhibits and services from the biggest mining companies in Oman and the region. There will be country pavilions from China, Germany, India, Iran and Turkey.

In keeping with previous editions, the organisers are bringing in a high-level conference focusing on the growth strategies in the sector; new mining laws and regulations; case studies on Saudi Arabia and South Africa’s mining industries; project financing and investment opportunities in Oman; digital and innovative technologies in mining; sustainable development, and other noteworthy topics.

Indrajeet Kumar, exhibition director at Omanexpo, said, “Oman Mining Expo is our way of contributing to the sustainable growth path for the mining industry in Oman. This comes on the heels of the government’s recent reforms and new legislation that will increase value addition and build Oman’s domestic minerals value chain. We are pleased to see that the industry is moving in a positive direction.”