Marking a significant milestone, Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) celebrated its first birthday on October 10.
Since its launch, OCEC has played host to 101 events and has welcomed more than 750,000 delegates.
With a jam-packed line-up of events for the rest of the year, the MICE facility is already looking forward to a busy few years ahead, having successfully won bids for 11 major regional and international conferences with the support of Oman Convention Bureau, Oman Air, OAMC, hotels, destination management companies, professional conference organisers, Omran, and a number of local associations.
OCEC is working diligently on international bids for events scheduled as far ahead as 2024, while the venue is gearing up to unveil yet another phase of development, which comprises a tiered theatre with 3,200 seats, a 450-seat auditorium, two ballrooms for banquets for up to 1,200 guests, 20 meeting rooms with a capacity of up to 360 delegates, hospitality suites and a VIP pavilion.
As for hospitality options, the OCEC development includes a five-star JW Marriott Hotel, which is linked to the convention centre; and the four-star Crowne Plaza Hotel, with 600 hotel rooms.