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Oman’s Senior Commercial Officer will be available stateside for Export Counseling

Discover Global Markets: Africa and Middle East
May 1-2, 2014
San Antonio, Texas

American Business Road Show to Oman 2014

April 8-10, 2014 “Reverse Road Show” for American investors to visit Oman at the invitation of the Minister of Commerce and learn more about opportunities in transport, logistics, manufacturing, tourism, and healthcare.  A tentative itinerary is attached.  

To register for the road show please contact Amin Salam of the National U.S.-Arab Chamber of Commerce at:

Opportunities for U.S. Companies in Oman’s Downstream Industrial Development

The Takamul team will share plans for major upcoming projects in various sectors for a live and virtual audience of American businesspeople.  Takamul is working on a list of petrochemical greenfield projects in the magnitude of $300M – $1BN. Takamul is particularly interested in seeking American partners for developing Polypropylene, Methanol, Benzene and other petrochemical downstream projects, along with Steel, Copper, and Aluminum value-adding projects. While Takamul’s focus is on local joint ventures, the company can invest outside Oman if an opportunity directly complements a project in Oman. Beyond investment partnerships, cooperation with Takamul can include selling equipment, technology, and consulting and engineering services.

For more information, see the following Inviation (PDF 76 KB)

Omani Trade Delegation to OTC 2014

The U.S. Commercial Service of the American Embassy is organizing a delegation to the Offshore Technology Conference, (OTC) 2014, which will be held in Houston, TX from May 5-8, 2014. We invite you to be a member of the third annual delegation to OTC. (OTC Invitation) Our “International Buyer Program” is a vehicle for businessmen from the Sultanate of Oman to meet with American companies exhibiting in the world’s largest and most influential event catering to the offshore and onshore oil and gas upstream industry. To register kindly complete and return the registration form. For further information please contact Ida Mathew.

Welcome to participate in Oman Railway webinar: Opportunities for U.S. Companies.

The Oman's upcoming 2244km, standard gauge national railway network will prove transformational in elevating the Sultanate's role as a key geostrategic multi-modal shipping hub connecting the GCC, East Africa, Asia and Europe outside the congested, expensive, and risky Strait of Hormuz.

Oman Railway seeks suppliers and investors for countless activities from civil works (tunneling, bridges, earthworks); ballast; sleeper and track production and laying; electro-mechanical, switching, and signaling solutions; rolling stock construction and maintenance; haulage logistics and operations; to station, workshop and yard construction and maintenance. We hope American suppliers will step forward as long-term partners for technology, skill, and knowledge-sharing.

Please RSVP by clicking here or e-mail:

Click here for more information. (PDF 96 KB)

Middle East Commercial Center’s (MECC)Winter Meeting

Welcome to participate in the Middle East Commercial Center meeting in Amman, Jordan on February 25-26, featuring U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. Task forces will discuss regional natural resource cooperation, Special Economic Zones, Movement of goods and market access, and Entrepreneurship development. For more information, and to register please click: MECC Winter Meeting Invitation (PDF 174 KB)

We Believe in the Power of Innovation Ecosystems to Uplift the Human Condition

Welcome to the Global Innovation Summit ( on February 17-19, 2014. It is a conference in Silicon Valley on how to foster the growth of innovation ecosystems. The event seeks to catalyze systemic, sustainable innovation across organizations, communities, and countries. It is part of Global Innovation Week which is consortium of 16 leading groups throughout the Bay Area that have agreed to co-host affiliated activities related to innovation ecosystems.

The mission is to make geography irrelevant to innovation. With a belief that every innovator deserves a fighting chance to develop their ideas, build their enterprises, and impact the world by creating new solutions to great challenges. The inaugural event saw more than 400 delegates from 49 countries. They are anticipating exponential growth this year. The diverse stakeholders include: entrepreneurs, inventors, policymakers, business executives, social impact actors, investors, academics, professionals, artists, economic developers, and many others.

The overall goal of the Summit is to enable the development of ecosystems that support innovators, inventors, and entrepreneurs inorder to generate jobs, create wealth, and stimulate economic growth in both developed and developing countries. To do so, the event seeks to: (1) provide opportunities for "innovation ecosystem builders" from around the world to connect, interact, and share, (2) teach insights on what makes innovation ecosystems thrive, (3) give practitioners new tools to foster systemic, sustainable innovation across their organizations and communities, and (4) design and create prototype innovation ecosystem solutions for real-world problems during the Summit itself.  

The four major themes for the Summit are: design, capital, technology, and megatrends. The event will feature expert speakers in each of these areas, but the format will be primarily hands-on, informal, and interactive. The vast majority of the speaker sessions will take place without a formal stage, and none will involve tedious presentations. Instead, sessions will be primarily unscripted, casual, and in-the-round, to foster a highly engaged discussion.  

For more information on the event and to receive an invitation visit I hope to see you there. It promises to be a thought-provoking few days.

U.S. Trade Events

Through our International Buyer Program, we take you to major U.S. industry trade shows to meet pre-screened U.S. suppliers. From travel logistics to scheduled introductions and on-site business counseling, we strive to help you optimize your trade show experience.

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