Embassy of India, Muscat, with a view to encourage Indian and Omani business communities to engage more with each other and benefit from tremendous opportunities available for trade and mutual investment, has been facilitating visit of Indian business delegations to Oman as well as Omani delegations to India. Towards this end, the Embassy has also been organizing various sector-specific B2B meetings, Seminars, Roadshows, etc.
In continuation of its efforts, H.E. Indra Mani Pandey, Ambassador of India to the Sultanate of Oman, hosted an India-Oman Business Meet on Wednesday, 17 January 2018. The Business Meet facilitated business interaction and tie-ups between 47 Indian delegates and over 400 representatives of Omani companies. H.E. Dr. Ali bin Masoud al Sunaidy, Minister of Commerce and Industry, and H.E. Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Chemical & Fertilizers, Government of India, graced the event as its Chief Guest and Guest of Honour respectively. Mr. Maqbool Al Saleh, Chairman, Indo-Oman Joint Business Council; Mr. Saoud Al Khusaibi, Director General, Ministry of Commerce & Industry; Mr. Naseer Al Maqbali, CEO, Mineral Development of Oman; Mr. Abdul Adheem Al Bahrani, Director General, OCCI; Mr. Pankaj Khimji, Director Khimji Ramdas, and other dignitaries also joined the Business Meet.
The Indian delegation from Gujarat and Maharashtra States of India, comprising promoters of about 45 reputed Indian companies representing various sectors, visited Oman from 16-19 January 2018 to explore opportunities for partnerships with Omani companies for trade and investments in Oman and India. The visit was coordinated by, Muscat Gujarati Samaj, Vishwa Gujarati Samaj and Global Network, under the auspices of Indian Embassy in Muscat. During the visit the delegation also had several one-to-one meetings and call-on on Omani Authorities in addition to meetings at Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI), Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE) and field visit to Petroleum Development Oman (PDO). The delegation also joined India-Oman Investors Meet organized by Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) Muscat Chapter and College of Banking and Financial Studies, at Shangri La Hotel on 18 January 2018, under the auspices of Minister of Commerce and Industry of Oman. The delegation also attended a B2B event hosted by Muscat Gujarati Samaj on 18 January 2018 evening in the presence of H.E. Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of State for Road Transport & Highways, Shipping and Chemical & Fertilizers, Government of India and Indian Ambassador.