Muscat: Oman Economic and Free Zone Summit will be opened at Grand Hyatt Muscat Hotel on Wednesday.
Dr. Ali bin Masoud Al Sunaidy, Minister of Commerce and Industry, will open the summit.
The summit is co-organized by the Special Economic Zone Authority in Duqm (SEZAD) and Free Zone Watch (FZW).
Many Omani industrial estates and free zones will take part in the summit.
The summit will shed light on the economic diversification efforts made by the economic and free zones, as well as the role played by them in attracting local and foreign investments.
The one-day summit will cover topics related to the role played by Omani industrial estates and free zone in promoting investment opportunities in the Sultanate, as well as the major projects which are in the pipeline.
The first session will include presentations by SEZAD, Salalah Free Zone, Sohar Port, Sohar Free Zone, Al Mazyounah Free Zone and other industrial estates.
The second session will discuss the role of ports and logistic service in activating business at the free zones. The third session will be dedicated to the role of the banking sector and the fourth session will include a panel discussion on the free digital zones.
Around 250 professionals from the Sultanate and abroad are expected to take part in the summit.