Top industrial trade fair opens in Oman
Muscat, December 3, 2013
More than 50 leading exhibitors from over 10 countries are in Oman to take part in IMTEX 2013, a leading trade fair spotlighting industrial machinery and hardware solutions for tech-driven sectors of the domestic economy.
The three-day event was inaugurated by Ahmed Sulaiman Saleh al Maimani, the under-secretary for Administrative, Financial and Regional Affairs at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, at the Oman International Exhibition Centre on Monday (December 2) at the Oman International Exhibition Centre.
The expo is being organised by Global Exhibitions & Conferences (GEC), a leading local event management firm.
Imtex Oman 2013 builds on the resounding success of last year’s maiden edition of this annual trade fair. Brand representation across all major product categories is significantly higher this year, as manufacturers from around the world seek to capitalise on the phenomenal popularity of the show to market their products to the vibrant Omani market, said the organisers.
Merchandise on display encompasses a wide selection of product categories, including machinery, electrical products, machine parts, cables, control equipment, generator sets, pollution control systems, construction tools, cutting tools, cleaning machinery, drilling machinery, moulding machinery and cranes, they added.
In his welcome remarks, Al Sulaimani emphasized the importance of Imtex Oman – an integrated trade expo on industry machinery products, tools, equipment and hardware – to the country’s burgeoning economy.
“The Ministry of Commerce and Industry, attaches great importance to trade fairs of this nature because of the immense benefits that accrue to the local economy, notably through the inflow of new technologies, products, best practices and expertise,” he stated.
Al Sulaimani highlighted the significance of the event for the government’s ongoing drive to spur the growth of small and medium scale Omani enterprises.
"The timing of this trade show has important beneficial ramifications for the Ministry’s efforts to stimulate the growth of the SME sector. We strongly encourage Omani entrepreneurs to visit the trade fair and explore opportunities for small-scale start-ups based on innovations they come across relevant to their skill-sets," said the top official.
"I am confident that IMTEX Oman has appeal and relevance not only to the large and mid segments of the market, but also the small and micro segments as well," he added.-TradeArabia News Service