H E Dr Ali bin Masoud bin Ali al Sunaidy, Minister of Commerce and Industry mentioned the forum is an intellectual improvement gathering that seeks to accomplish coherence amongst the public and private sectors. “It also seeks to explore opportunities and share knowledge to build effective partnerships with regional and global forums.”
Dr Ali Qassim Jawad, chairman of Oman Business Forum mentioned, “The forum discussed development and investment possibilities in the area and the sultanate in certain. “The government sector is building its competitiveness and must advantage from these forums. The private sector must advantage from contemporary technologies and create its technical capabilities.
“In the next few years, some jobs will disappear from the construction sector in the sultanate. We welcome this step because we will dispense with the expatriate labour and provide many jobs to the Omani youth.” A new initiative by the Sharaka team, the forum seeks to establish a public-private collaboration with a quantity of objectives such as offering worth-added networking, information sharing, collaboration with international platforms.
Yarub Abdullah al Yarubi, policy advisor, at the Diwan of Royal court mentioned, “The Oman Business Forum membership includes representatives of the government. There are six ministers in addition to all representatives from the private sector in Sharaka. The forum also includes the graduates of the national programmes such as the National CEO Programme, National Leadership and Competitiveness Programme and other programmes that are under way and once they graduate they will join the programme.”
Information Source: Muscat Daily