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Leadership Insight Series: Oman

Duqm Calls: Oman- Your Gateway to Global Trade

Program Partner: 

 US Commercial Services Logo 2017

When: Thursday, October 11, 2018

  • 8:30 AM – 9:00 AM: Networking Breakfast & Registration
  • 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM: Delegate Presentations
    11:00 AM – 11:15 AM: Networking Coffee Break
    11:15 AM – 12:00 PM: Delegate Presentations, Continued
    12:00 PM – 1:30 PM: Lunch
    1:30 PM – 3:00 PM : One-On-One Meetings

Where: Houston, Texas

The Special Economic Zone Authority at Duqm (SEZAD), Oman, is responsible for developing and administering the Zone as a regional maritime and transit-trade hub, an important complex for export-oriented industries, and an attractive tourism destination on the Arabian Sea.

Oman has invested substantial public funds and executed several strategic projects to unlock the economic potential of the Zone including: a multi-purpose commercial port, a state-of-the-art dry-dock facility for ship maintenance, a power plant, a water desalination facility and several connecting roads. The Zone is a very attractive business environment for the private sector and boasts an attractive package of investment incentives and tax cuts including a national waiver of personal income tax, convertibility of currency, and the full repatriation of investment capital and profits.

The Bilateral Chamber, on behalf of the Special Economic Zone Authority of Duqm (SEZAD) hosted this special one-day Forum where senior-level executives from SEZAD offered first-hand insights into the flourishing investment opportunities available in Duqm.

Led by His Excellency Yahya Said Al Jabri, Chairman, SEZAD, the esteemed delegation provided an overview of Duqm’s primary operational strengths including its role as a:

  • Special Economic Zone
  • Maritime Transit Hub facing the Indian Ocean
  • Renewable Energy and Clean Technology Incubator
  • Cultural, Adventure & Eco-Tourism Destination

Through a series of presentations and interactive discussion with participants, delegates shared a brief history of Duqm’s success to date and their vision for the future. In addition, they discussed the site development, promotion and management opportunities in:

  • Industrial estates
  • Warehousing and logistics villages
  • Tourist villages and resorts
  • Commercial, office and residential complexes

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