Inaugural Gulf Business Summit held in Muscat

Oman Monday 09/October/2023 21:00 PM
By: Times News Service
Inaugural Gulf Business Summit held in Muscat

MUSCAT: Building Bridges, the inaugural Gulf Business Summit, organised by the Gulf Leaders Circle, was held at the Jumeirah Muscat Bay Hotel on Monday.

The summit was attended by top experts of the industry who shed light and discussed the way forward in enhancing the existing economic and strategic partnership between Oman and Saudi Arabia.

The panel discussions involved three main subjects - energy, technology and sustainability - with the experts lauding the efforts of the summit to take the partnership between the two Gulf nations to new heights.

Titled Building Bridges: Exploring the Economic and Strategic Implications of Saudi Arabia-Oman MoUs and Vision Plans, the summit was powered by OQGN, and supported by the Ministry of Commerce, Investment and Industry Promotion Oman and Oman Energy Association.

The forum connected policy-makers and business leaders from the Sultanate of Oman and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

HE Qais bin Mohammed Al Yousef, Minister of Commerce, Industry & Investment Promotion graced the occasion as the guest of honour.

Speaking on this occasion, Mr Ahmed Essa Al Zedjali, CEO Muscat Media Group, said, “We have identified a need gap in B2B collaboration platforms and events, and hence decided to create Gulf Leaders Circle. Often business leaders face limitations of time and geography, and the focus on internal growth supersedes external collaborative activities. GLC is here to change that.”

Commenting on the event, Ms Paula Colard, Director of Gulf Leaders Circle said, “We are happy to welcome over 70 dignitaries from Saudi Arabia and Oman for the event on Monday. We are sure that this will be the first of many such summits created to encourage business partnerships between GCC nations. The panel discussion topics included Energy, Technology and Sustainability.”