Mr. Tony Blair UK’s previous Prime Minster is keynote speaker at Oman Economic Forum, (OEF), to take place on the 22nd & 23rd of this month, April 2012, under the Patronage of HH Sayyid As’ad bin Tarik bin Taimur Al Said at Al Bustan Palace. This interval is scheduled at 10 am, following the opening ceremony and will include a Q&A directly with Mr. Blair.
The forum is organized by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry & Al-Iktissad Wal-Aamal Group, in cooperation with Duqm SEZA, the Central Bank of Oman & Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The forum in its two previous editions brought forth development policies on all fronts as well as diversification plans geared to lessen dependency on oil exports which ultimately attracted the interest and participation of high level personalities, including ministers of various leading sectors and major investors in the region.
This year’s edition will focus on the steadfast reform and diversification plans in the Sultanate, the development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), and latest trends in the banking sector set off by the central bank issuing licenses of operation for Islamic banks. The forum will also shed light on key investment opportunities in the Duqm project and business & investment opportunities in energy and water projects.