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Omran and OCEC celebrate 2nd anniversary

Omran and OCEC celebrate 2nd anniversary

Over two years, the centre has demonstrated its possible to attract significant neighborhood and international conventions, recording 291 events in its two years of operations, therefore marking a considerable 65 per cent development price compared to the initial year. The events agenda of OCEC boasts numerous events which includes conventions, reside meetings and events that will bring collectively more than 40,000 guests from about the globe from now till 2024.

As element of the steady progress of the OCEC project improvement, Omran is nearing completion of the second significant element of this improvement, the Convention Centre that encompasses a globe-class lyric-style Rose Theatre to be completed by early subsequent year. The multi-use magnificent theatre will accommodate seating for three,200 individuals, making a distinctive platform across the area for cultural events, theatrical performances and conferences.

Highlighting the achievements and the exceptional improvement at different levels, Peter Walichnowski, CEO of Omran, stated, “OCEC has successfully demonstrated its potential as a hub for business and events in Oman. The growth of OCEC is in line with our mission to invest in the tourism sector through innovative projects that reflect the government’s vision to diversify the national economy and reinforce Oman’s business and tourism offerings regionally and globally.”

He added, “We are confident that subsequent year will witness a quantum leap in the level of events to be hosted at OCEC. The team’s experience will play a crucial part in the good results of the project while guaranteeing the maximum utilisation of new facilities featured in upcoming multipurpose convention centre. In addition, The JW Marriott Hotel which will be connected straight to the convention centre is also planned for completion early subsequent year, as a result, completely complementing the integral part of the OCEC to make substantial socio-financial rewards to the nation and strengthen the presence of Oman in the international MICE arena.”

“We constantly seek ways to embark upon newer, more interesting chapters to be able to set a mark for ourselves and in building the economy and future of Oman. We are enticing an array of advanced innovations and technology that will be game changers for the country,” stated CEO of OCEC, Said Salim al Shanfari.

The OCEC improvement is element of Omran’s Madinat al Irfan urban centre. Irfan East covers the OCEC, in addition to 4 hotels and industrial enterprise locations. Omran officially opened Crowne Plaza Hotel in November 2017 and on track to total the JW Marriott Hotel by early subsequent year, while also preparing to open an Ibis Styles hotel in the subsequent two years. All hotels collectively add 880 keys to the location and neighborhood tourism industry.

OCEC’s upcoming events contain a quantity of significant events, the most crucial ones getting the IRU World Congress 2018, the AFC Annual Awards, SICOT 2019, the World Hospital Congress 2019, RCOG World Congress 2020, the 87th UFI Congress 2020 and the World Cancer Congress 2020.

Information Source: Muscat Daily

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