Omani Products exhibition (OPEX) 2013 commences

November 17, 2013 8:08 am

Omani Products exhibition (OPEX) 2013 commences

Doha 17th November 2013: The 2nd Omani Products Exhibition (OPEX) 2013 commenced on 17th November, 2013 at the Doha Exhibition Centre- Qatar under the patronage of HE. Ahmed bin Abdullah bin Zaid Al Mahmoud, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs & under the auspices of HE Dr. Ali bin Masoud Al Sunaidy, Minister of Commerce & Industry – Sultanate of Oman.

The Exhibition taking place till 20th November 2013 is part of a national initiative spearheaded by the Organising Committee for Omani Products Exhibition. The Committee is represented by the Public Authority for Investment Promotion and Export Development (PAIPED), the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MOCI), the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) and the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE).

OPEX 2013 seeks to introduce Qatari importers to Omani products and strengthen business ties between the two countries in terms of trade and export.  The event will witness more than 100 Omani companies participating at OPEX 2013 who will display a wide array of products from sectors related to Consumer products & durables, Consumer products – food, Engineering & Industrial goods, Interiors, Building & Constructions, Government, Handicrafts and Commercial. The timing for the exhibition is from 11:00am-7:00pm. Since OPEX 2013 is a B2B trade event, the event is restricted to attendees of 18 years of age and above. Children are not allowed.

This year OPEX 2013 will also incorporate the usage of new media and marketing tools specifically designed to facilitate excellent networking opportunities between manufacturers /exporters and importers. One of these platforms is the OPEX matchmaking platform introduced in the Sultanate of Oman for the first time. Qatari importers wishing to meet Omani exporters at OPEX 2013, please contact Mr. Sadiq Ahmed Khan at [email protected]  OR Ms. Melissa Angelique Joseph at [email protected] . They will also be available at the venue registration desk on all four days to assist with walk-in importers.

Other new media platforms involve the Virtual Exhibition of Products on Export, the OPEX Who’s Who Guide, OPEX mobile apps and the OPEX social networking links on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter. Through such new media platforms which facilitate excellent export results, the event aims to generate continued interest and further business networking. Visitors interested in visiting OPEX 2013 are invited to register themselves on the OPEX website ( ) and set up meetings with the participants.

OPEX 2013 is sponsored by Al Ajmi Marble LLC, Al Nasr Group of Companies, Poly Products LLC as Platinum Sponsors ; Areej Vegetable Oils & Derivatives SAOG and Nassar Stone Group as Gold Sponsors ; Qatar National Bank and Export Credit Guarantee Agency of Oman (SAOC) as Bronze Sponsors ; Oman Cables Industry SAOG and Larsen & Toubro (Oman) LLC as Support Sponsors ; Al Madina Logistics as Logistic Sponsor ; Dossier as Official B2B Publication and M2O as Marketing Partner. The event is managed by OITE Trade Fairs and Seqlia Ex.

Source: Official OPEX Xommunication

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Abdul is a Special Correspondent for Qatar Chronicle. Having majored in Social and Decision Sciences from Carnegie Mellon University, he has 20 years of experience in the education industry including extensive stints as Associate professor in Universities in Dar Es Salaam, Johannesburg and UAE.

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