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Middle East Commercial Center Technology Forum  (MECC Tech):  November 19-20 - Istanbul, Turkey

The MECC will host the MECC Tech Forum on November 19-20 in Istanbul, Turkey to bring together all of the key stakeholders needed to support an ICT startup ecosystem, including entrepreneurs, venture capital funds, limited partners, incubators, accelerators, angel investors, policy makers, regulators, academia, and legal and accounting firms. On this occasion, the MECC will launch a new association which will dramatically build capacity to drive the development of ICT innovation and business in the region. Some 150 collaborators from across the Middle East as well as the international technology community will be invited to participate in this new project.

For more information, contact Josh Kram, Executive Director of the Middle East Commercial Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, at jkram@uschamber.com

Middle East Commercial Center Fall Forum: October 21-22 - Cairo, Egypt

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Egypt-U.S. Business Council, and American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt have announced that the Middle East Commercial Center's Fall Forum will take place on October 21-22 in Cairo, Egypt.  MECC was formally launched in February in Jordan with more than 350 business leaders from nearly 20 countries.  The Fall Forum will build on the momentum of this alliance to push forward a concrete, action-oriented agenda to advance projects and policies that will contribute to greater regional economic integration and increased foreign investment.  "We are delighted to host the Middle East Commercial Center in Egypt and welcome hundreds of business leaders from all across the region," said Anis Aclimandos, President of the American Chamber of Commerce in Egypt, and Omar Mohanna, Chairman, Egypt-U.S. Business Council.
 

For more information, contact Josh Kram, Executive Director of the Middle East Commercial Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, at jkram@uschamber.com.

Direct Line to U.S. Business Webinar on Opportunities related to Oman’s New AirportsJune 4; 20:00; US Embassy / Virtual. 

Oman American Business Council Workshop on the Labor Law, HR Laws and Regulations in Oman; June 9; 0900-1300; Grand Hyatt Hotel.

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: asalam@nusacc.org

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: muscatcommercial@state.gov

Click here for more information. (PDF 96 KB)

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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