Muscat: The seventh edition of Ebdaat Omania kicked-off under the patronage of H.E. Dr. Hamad Saeed Sulaiman Al-Awfi, Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries. The five-day event which concludes on November 23 has participation from 241 SMEs from nine key sectors such as Oil and Gas, Food Production, Logistics, Tourism, Innovative Industries and Renewable Energy, Information Technology and Smart Technologies, Elegance and Beauty Projects, Innovative Craft Products, Innovative Student Projects, Science Innovation Sector and Omani Women's Associations at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Center.
The exhibition, which is organized by the Public Authority for the Development of Small and Medium Enterprises (Riyada), aims to highlight products and services offered by SMEs, promote sales of SMEs, and build partnerships between the participating SMEs.
Various Accompanying Events for Visitors
Over the five days, the exhibition will introduce a number of accompanying events, including stage events, which will vary between games and competitions for children and adults: Cultural and Educational, Cartoon Character Shows, Interactive Games "Laser Games", Puppet Show, Light Games, specializing in skills and abilities. In addition, there will be a Special Kids’ Corner which will include a range of artistic activities and fun creative events.
The exhibition will also introduce the “Joy Carnival” in the outdoor area, which will host for 3 days folklore bands with entertaining games for children and a special section for Omani restaurants and cafes.
Restaurants and Cafes Corner
For the first time in the Entrepreneur’s Products Exhibition- Ebdaat Omania will host 20 Small and Medium Enterprises specialized in Restaurants, Cafes, Traditional Food, Juices, Coffee and Sweets.
During the period from 22ndto 23rdof November, 2019 the Public Program (Riyada Talk) will be hosted with the participation of 14 Entrepreneurs. This program is introduced for the second time this year and is divided into two sections. Firstly, the inspirational experiences section presented by a group of a successful Entrepreneurs to show their success stories in entrepreneurship. Secondly, the program will host a competition between 7 contestants in which the representatives who are interested in financing or investing, will evaluate the offers submitted by entrepreneurs and then select the best project/s they wish to cooperate through a grant, loan or partnership.
The seven inspiring SMEs will be subjected to a vote by the audience before the start of the event until the visual presentations by the entrepreneurs in which they share the inspiring stories to the audience to be impressed and admired.The program, which will be presented by Shaima Al Hammadi will be broadcasted on Oman TV.