Inaugurating this August, Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) recently inked a deal with exhibition organiser, Al Nimr International, to host a major building and construction expo entitled ‘Infra Oman’.
A meeting place for the regional construction industry, ‘Infra Oman’ targets companies and government departments involved in energy, water, waste management, recycling and sustainable solutions, manufacturing, heavy industries, mining and petrochemicals. The show attracts in excess of 200 exhibitors.
General manager, OCEC, Trevor McCartney commented: “The construction industry is Oman’s largest sector after oil, and plays a key role in boosting economic development. In recent years the government has made significant investment in infrastructure – airports, roads, ports, industrial estates, free zones and technology parks. This powerful combination of factors makes ‘Infra Oman’ an incredibly important event for the country.
“We look forward to playing our part in maximising the regional and international impact of this major expo, in order to realise its full potential and deliver its biggest and most sophisticated edition to date. Our column free, 22,396m2 of flexible exhibition space will provide the scope to showcase the many and complex aspects of the construction industry. It is particularly gratifying to see that thanks to the OCEC’s space and state-of-the-art facilities, Al Nimr has been able to add four exciting new pavilions to its plans for this year – green tech, fire and security, heating, air and cooling technologies, and power and electricity.”