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A unique convergence of key players, service providers and products
MEP Oman and IMTEX 2012 are inaugurated

MUSCAT September 18 – MEP Oman 2012 and IMTEX Oman 2012 – twin trade events that spotlight the growing prowess of Mechanical-Electrical-Plumbing service providers as well as the machinery, tools, hardware and equipment industry – opened here yesterday, heralding the promise of a vibrant era of prosperity for these key sectors.
His Excellency Ahmed Sulaiman Saleh al Maimani, Under-Secretary of Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Administrative & Financial and Regional Affairs, led a number of dignitaries and guests at the formal inauguration of the twin events.

First to be unveiled was MEP Oman 2012, a first-ever forum on the Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) services industry, which began at the Golden Tulip Seeb. Next, proceeding to the adjoining Oman International Exhibition Centre, the Chief Guest cut a ceremonial ribbon to declare open IMTEX 2012, the Sultanate’s premier showcase on machinery, tools, hardware and equipment.  

Organised by specialist trade fair and conference firm Global Exhibitions & Conferences (GEC), MEP Oman and IMTEX Oman 2012 are being held under the patronage of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Also extending their support for the events is an array of prominent public sector organizations and professional institutions, notably the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE), Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Ashrae Falcon Chapter, AHK German Industry and Commerce, and Industrial Innovation Centre.

Staged concurrently, MEP Oman and IMTEX 2012 provide a unique platform for the convergence of all of the key contractors, equipment manufacturers and other service providers that together form an integral part of the Sultanate’s multibillion dollar construction industry.

Focusing on the theme, ‘Exploring and improving best practice implementation of MEP projects in Oman’, the two-day forum will deliberate on a broad spectrum of technological and operational issues critical to the goal of meeting the accelerated and increasingly complex demands of the construction industry.

More than 100 key decision-makers and MEP professionals representing a wide cross-section of government ministries, public sector organizations, embassies, private contractors and training service providers, are attending the proceedings. Taking part in the conference are officials and executives from the Ministry of Civil Service, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Ministry of Education, Ministry of Environment & Climate Affairs, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Heritage & Culture, Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Sports Affairs, Ministry of Tourism, Muscat Municipality, Royal Court Affairs, Tender Board, Higher College of Technology, Omran, US Embassy, Sri Lankan Embassy, Teejan Equipment LLC, Al Khalili Electrical LLC, Arabian Industries LLC, Bahwan Engineering Co LLC, and Drake & Skull International LLC.

As is expected of trade shows of such high calibre, both events have attracted robust sponsorship interest. The main sponsors are Techno Plastic Industry (Platinum), MultiTech Contracting LLC (Gold), and Techs International and Teejan Equipment LLC (Silver).

IMTEX Oman 2012, on the other hand, has been conceived as a comprehensive showcase of industrial machinery, tools, equipment and hardware that are imperative to the successful implementation of construction and industrial ventures. Unmatched in scope and diversity, the exhibition features a staggering array of product and equipment brands that cater to every conceivable need – big and small – of the contracting sector.

As many as 103 local, regional and international companies are exhibiting their products and services during the two-day fair, making it a must-attend event for contractors and service providers eager to stay abreast of new trends and advances in this rapidly evolving sector.

Merchandise on display includes electrical products, machine parts, cables, control equipment, generator sets, pollution control systems, construction tools, cleaning machinery, drilling machinery, moulding machinery and cranes. 

Commenting on the significance of MEP Oman 2012 and IMTEX Oman 2012, HE Al Maimani said: “The growth in the construction, industrial and petrochemical sectors in Oman, encompasses a wide variety of projects and undertakings, including some that are unique and complex.  Their implementation in a cost-effective and timely manner requires significant inputs in new technology, processes and standards – innovations that can primarily be garnered at high-profile trade shows and conferences.”

“I am confident that IMTEX Oman and its companion conference, MEP 2012, will serve as effective arenas for the exchange of information, experiences and expertise that will help strengthen our domestic industry,” the Chief Guest further added.

MEP Oman 2012 to spotlight vibrant Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing industry

MUSCAT – A high-profile conference dedicated to the burgeoning Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) industry shortly makes its debut in the Sultanate. 

MEP Oman 2012 will be held at the Golden Tulip Hotel Seeb during 17-18 September 2012. It will run concurrently with the Machinery ,Tools, Hardware & Equipment Exhibition (IMTEX Oman), scheduled to be staged at the adjoining Oman International Exhibitions Centre from 17 – 19 September 2012.

Both events are set to take place against a backdrop of unprecedented growth in the construction and real estate sectors in the Sultanate.  Investment in housing, commercial property, industrial parks, and tourism and leisure projects continues apace in key areas across the country, fuelling in turn robust demand for MEP services. The challenges of meeting this demand growth in a constantly evolving technology and service-driven market will be the focus of insightful presentations by industry leaders and experts during the two-day forum.

MEP Oman 2012 and IMTEX Oman are the latest additions to a growing portfolio of high-profile trade shows and forums brought to the Sultanate by leading organizers Global Exhibitions & Conferences (GEC) in partnership with Dubai-based International Quality and Productivity Centre (IQPC).

The conference will be held under the patronage of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, part of whose mandate is to support and nurture the development of a strong, competent and professional MEP industry in Oman. Also backing the event are well-known public sector organizations and professional bodies, including the Public Establishment of Industrial Estates (PEIE), Institute of Mechanical Engineers, ASHRAE – Falcon Chapter, Industrial Innovation Centre, and AHK – German Industry and Commerce.

Focusing on the theme, ‘Exploring and improving best practice implementation of MEP projects in Oman’, the conference will spotlight a wide spectrum of topics of critical interest to all of the key players in this emerging industry.

Taking turns to present on an array of subjects is a distinguished roster of speakers and experts from Oman and abroad. The list includes Dr. Muthukumar Ramaswamy, Technical Expert- Royal Estates, Royal Court Affairs; Rami al Khalil, President Elect, ASHRAE Falcon Chapter; Joe Tatler, Professional Development Manager, Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE); Ahmed Al Mazrouy, General Manager, Majan Electricity Company; Eng. Mussallam Mohammed Al Shahri, Assistant CEO - Operations, Public Establishment for Industrial Estates; Senthil Kumar, Deputy General Manager, Bahwan Engineering Company; Karl Butler, Principal Mechanical Engineer, WS Atkins; Samer Tamimi, Vice President Operations, Hill International; Sultan Al Maskri, Director, Senior Fire Engineer, Tenable Fire Engineering Consultancy amongst others.

As the only event of its kind focused on MEP technology and services, the conference is tailored to be of interest to, among others, real estate and industrial developers, consultants, project managers, contractors, engineers, urban planners, architects, facility managers, utility owners, manufacturers and distributors, hoteliers and hospital administrators.

 “MEP Oman 2012 is designed to serve as a unique platform that enables all of the major, as well as emerging, MEP players to come together under one roof, evaluate trends in the electro-mechanical space, and work towards meeting the accelerated demand for services in the construction, industrial and tourism segments of the economy. Along with IMTEX Oman, it will offer a first-ever opportunity to network with professionals, showcase the latest technological advancements and innovations, and explore new business prospects in an industry that is ranked only second to civil works in terms of turnover,” commented C J Paul, Chief Executive Officer, Global Exhibitions and Conferences (GEC).

For further information kindly contact gec@globalexhibitionsoman.com or call +968 24783800 or visit www.mepomansummit.com / www.imtexoman.com.

Exhibition on industrial machinery and tools to be organized in April 2012

Muscat, Oman, September 25, 2011: An international exhibition called the Industrial Machinery, Tools & Equipment Expo (IMTEX Oman 2012) will be held at the Oman International Exhibition Centre on April 10 and 12, 2012.

The three-day trade exhibition, the only event in Oman that directly caters to the needs of both manufacturers and industries, will prominently showcase a full range of products and equipments from local and international companies. Organised by the country's reputed event management firm Global Exhibitions & Conferences LLC (GEC), IMTEX Oman 2012 is being conducted under the patronage of Oman's Ministry of Commerce and Industry. The event also has the official support of the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE), which manages seven industrial estates in different parts of the country as well as the Industrial Innovation Centre (IIC).

" IMTEX Oman 2012 is primarily intended to cater to the rapidly growing demand for all types of industrial machinery and equipments. The exhibition will bring together the biggest gathering of decision makers from a wide range of sectors and industry professionals, thus making the event valuable in helping equipment manufacturers to target their potential clients," said C J Paul, Chief Executive Officer of GEC, the leading organiser of industry-specific trade shows and conferences in the sultanate.

With the Omani government present focusing on economic diversification with special emphasis on the industrial sector, the demand for industrial machinery, tools, equipment and hardware is growing rapidly in the sultanate. The government’s strategy is to build both gas-based industries and various downstream projects. As several large-scale industries including an aluminium smelter, polyethylene, aromatics and steel plants came up in Sohar, there has been ample scope for building a host of downstream projects. The Sohar industrial port and its adjoining industrial area and free zone are offering all the facilities needed for these downstream ventures.

Business opportunities in Oman are also being boosted by the investor-friendly policies of the government, which include duty-free import of machinery, equipment and spare parts for new industries. The government is also expanding three industrial estates -- Sohar, Rusayl and Raysut -- to meet the growing demand from entrepreneurs for setting up industrial units. Further, two new industrial estates will be established soon to cater to the demands for additional industrial plots. 

Also, the Omani government is investing heavily to further develop the country’s transport infrastructure such as roads, ports, airports and a nationwide railway network. For instance, as much as US$11.5 billion has been allocated for transport and airport development projects alone in the eighth five-year plan, which covers the period between 2011 and 2015. Another US$14 billion and US$10 billion are allocated for various port projects and the newly planned railway projects, respectively. All these investments are boosting demand for all types of machineries, equipments and machine parts.

IMTEX Oman 2012 will prominently showcase everything related to industrial machinery, including electrical products, machine parts, cables, control equipment, generator sets, pollution control systems, construction tools, cutting tools, cleaning machinery, drilling machinery, moulding machinery and cranes. More details on the event are available online at www.imtexoman.com

Decision makers from a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, oil and gas, petrochemical, construction, mining and quarrying and transport and logistics, will be attending the trade fair to check out the products and equipment on display for their day-to-day requirements. 

For stand reservation or for further information on IMTEX Oman 2012, please contact GEC at tel. no. +968-24783800, mobile no. +968-95250277, fax no. +968-24783500, or e-mail gec@globalexhibitionsoman.com.

 
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