Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre welcomes two new team members

Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre


Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre has appointed Debra Simkiss as director of operations and Ekta Gandhi as marketing and communications manager.

Simkiss brings over 25 years of hospitality experience with her and began her career in MICE at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg, South Africa, in 2000.

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Throughout her career at the Sandton Convention Centre, she was directly involved in some of the largest events, including the World Summit on Sustainable Development, The Arnold Classic, Southern African Development Commission and the United Nations World Tourism Organisation Summit.

Meanwhile, Gandhi has worked in the luxury hotels and resorts industry for eight years, and possesses a solid understanding of marketing and communications within Oman.

Gandhi first moved to Oman in 2013, joining the award-winning Chedi Muscat as a marketing and communications executive. In 2015, Gandhi joined the pre-opening team for Anantara Al Jabal Al Akhdar Resort as its youngest department head, and successfully worked for the resort as a marketing and communications manager.

In her new role, Gandhi will be in charge of the marketing department and supporting the business development team.