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Advantage Oman Investment Program

As part of Oman’s vision for its economic future, a delegation led by the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion (MoCIIP) will visit Houston, Texas to share opportunities for investment and partnerships within its legacy Energy, Logistics and Mining industries and growing sectors of Healthcare, Information and Communications Technology, Space Technology and Tourism.

To host or meet with the delegation or for sponsorship inquiries, please contact Ms. Cari Broderson at Meetings are also available in Austin (September 21-22) and New York City (September 24-26). 

Event Details

Why you should attend
  • The Oman Future Fund supports diversified economic growth and foreign investment projects​

  • $500 million Memorandum of Understanding with U.S. EXIM Bank focused on wireless communication, biotechnology, renewable energy, agriculture, and manufacturing sectors, among others

  • Geographic advantage for maritime commerce with the Port of Duqm connecting Oman to the world, and new construction of roads and railways linking to all the Gulf Countries

  • U.S. - Oman Free Trade Agreement and other FTAs give access to a large consumer base throughout the Middle East

  • Economic zones that link to larger regional economies like Saudi Arabia, Qatar, and the UAE


Monday, September 18, 2023


Main Program: 8:00 a.m. – Noon
Business to business meetings: Noon – 8:00 p.m.


Galleria Area, Houston, TX


Members: Complimentary
NonMembers: $45


Ms. Cari Broderson


8:00 AM – 8:30 AM:     Registration and Networking Breakfast

8:30 AM – 11:30 AM:   Main Program

Emcee: Sajda Al Ghaithi
Deputy DG For Investment Services, Ministry of Commerce, Industry, and Investment Promotion

Panel: “Oman Up-Close: Fireside Dialogue on Emerging Investment and Business Prospects”


  • Steve Adiletta, Vice President, Exploration, Oman – Oxy

  • Dr. Siham Al Harthy, Board Member, CEO & Founder of Siham Development and Investment Company

  • Mahmood Al Hooti, Investment Promotion Specialist, Oman Ministry of Commerce, Industry & Investment Promotion

  • Ahmed Tabook, Commercial Director, Salalah Freezone

Break Out Sessions

Session 1: “Empowering Oman’s Future – Exploring Energy,
Mining & Natural Resources Transformation”


  • OQ Group

  • Minerals Development Oman (MDO)

  • Ministry of Energy and Minerals

Session 2: “From Access to Expertise: Building Healthy
Communities in Oman”


  • H.E. Ibtisam Al Farooji, Undersecretary for Investment Promotion

  • Ministry of Health

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM:    Luncheon
Noon – 8:00 PM:            Business to business meetings


Welcome Remarks

Aida Araissi
Bilateral Chamber of Commerce


H.E. Moosa Hamdan Al Tai
Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman to the United States

Opening Address

H.E. Ibtisam Bint Ahmed Said Al Farooji
Undersecretary for Investment Promotion, Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion

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