Under the patronage of Oman Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning, Oman Design & Build Week, incorporating The Big Show and Oman Real Estate Expo, will be held from 14 to 16 March 2022, at Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre, Muscat, Oman. The event is dedicated to the building, construction, and real estate industry, and seeks to build partnerships and grow business in an in-person environment.   

As the economy in the Sultanate of Oman continues to recover from the slowdown resulting by the global pandemic, the economic diversification plans guided by Oman Vision 2040 emphasize on strengthening the construction industry. The construction industry being the second largest driver of non-oil growth of Oman’s economy is witnessing a rapid growth. A significant rise in the number of multi-billion projects is accelerating demand for building and construction products and services.

Ashley Roberts, General Manager, CONNECT – the organiser of Oman Design & Build Week states, “We are confident that the business opportunities offered at Oman Design & Build Week will foster positive meaningful engagement in the construction, building and real estate industries, and that will support economic growth.”

Oman Design & Build Week will feature over 300 new products and technologies catering to the building interiors and finishes, building envelope and special construction, building technology and automation, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP), heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), construction tools and materials, concrete and concrete-related products and plant, machinery and vehicles (PMV) sectors. With companies participating from over 18 countries, the event is expected to draw 11,000 visits in three days. 

At the co-located Oman Real Estate Expo, the real estate industry will converge offering brokers, agents, developers, owners, and home buyers’ multiple options to search commercial and residential projects, invest in new projects, buy properties, and learn about the on-going and upcoming trends in the market. Oman Real Estate Expo is organized in partnership with Oman Real Estate Association, Oman’s nodal trade body representing Omani real estate institutions and companies operating in real estate development, investment, valuation, and brokerage.

Asim Mohammed Al Zadjali, Chairman of Oman Real Estate Association adds, “Oman Real Estate Association is pleased to co-organise Oman Real Estate Expo. The exhibition provides immense opportunities for the real estate developers looking at engaging with property buyers on a face-to-face basis. We invite real estate business owners and buyers to take advantage of this platform to nurture their business.”

With the support of prominent international and regional bodies such as Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises India, Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (Germany), Republic of Turkey Ministry of Trade, and Muscat Municipality, Oman Design & Build Week will host country pavilions from Germany, India, Iran, Italy, Turkey, and United Kingdom, making it a truly international event. Some of the key exhibitors showcasing their products will be AKG Hardware, RICS, Salem Mohiyaddin bin Saif & bros. Trad & Cont Co, and Techno Pipes. The event will offer educational programme for budding and established professionals from the construction sector. The free-to-attend Continued Professional Development (CPD) and Project Management Institute (PMI) certified seminars and workshops across three days that will include informative topics on effective leadership in managing engineering projects, applying innovative techniques in managing projects and increasing profits by managing Risk-Cost-Claims in construction projects.

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Muscat, March 14th- The Oman Design and Build Week (ODBW) and Oman Real Estate Exhibition 2022 was inaugurated by the Chief Guest, His Excellency Sultan Bin Salim Al Habsi, Minister of Finance on 14 March 2022 at the Oman Convention and Exhibition Center. Organized under the patronage of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning Oman with the support of Oman Real Estate Association and Muscat Municipality, the 3-day exhibition will showcase innovative products, advanced services, and emerging solutions for the construction and real estate industry. The opening ceremony witnessed His Excellency Dr. Khalfan Bin Said Al Shueili, Minister of Housing and Urban Planning and also included in attendance a number of key figures from different ministries, top-level delegates, and industry leaders. Following the inauguration was the soft launch of TATWIR and the launch of the Hai Al Naseem project.

Other key highlights of the event are the Oman Real Estate Expo (OREX) as well as the Oman Real Estate (OREX) Conference, both of which are co-located with ODBW and are being hosted in Hall 3 of OCEC. Techno is the Platinum Sponsor of the event along with Wujha acting as the OREX Lead Sponsor, Sakan as the OREX Registration Sponsor, and Al Mouj as the Strategic Sponsor

Commenting on the event, Ashley Roberts, General Manager, CONNECT said, “ODBW aims to boost the building, construction, and real estate industry in Oman by injecting international experiences into the local market, sharing of knowledge, and by encouraging innovative solutions. It is also geared at helping those in the sector to form meaningful alliances, showcase their brand strengths, and expand their presence. At the same time, owing to the diversity of exhibitors, ODBW is also proving to be an excellent platform to address the various interests of the public. With over 250 exhibiting companies, the event will showcase a number of products from international manufacturers across seven countries with dedicated pavilions for Germany, India, Iran, Kuwait, Turkey, United Kingdom, and more. We encourage everyone to visit the exhibition to familiarize themselves with new trends in the sector, witness cutting-edge innovation and benefit from insightful panel discussions.”

Positioned as a forum offering opportunities for face-to-face business networking, the chance to engage in meaningful exchanges of information, and enhancing the prospects of connecting with industry peers to form long-term partnerships in the future, visitors to OREX will also gain access to real estate developers, investors, cities and regional authorities, and service providers. Meanwhile, the OREX Conference, hosted under the patronage of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Planning, will provide a platform for the region’s key real estate developers, property consultants, brokers, agents, financial, legal, and other service providers to learn from industry experts and inculcate strategies to accelerate business and attain optimum levels of efficiency,

productivity, and performance in diverse projects areas while upholding industry best practices. Through a number of panel discussions on progressive topics, it will bring industry leaders together to better address the opportunities, challenges, and resultant market needs. By identifying areas of growth in the real estate sector of Oman and the MENA region, the conference will be an interactive and engaging platform to gain insights into the industry.

Going beyond networking, the ongoing ODBW Workshop, which is being held in Hall 5 at OCEC, is also offering comprehensive learning sessions to develop industry skills, gain knowledge about the market and develop a strategic edge in the building and construction industry. The agenda for the 3-day CPD-credited, PMI-certified Workshop is available here

ODBW is held in line with Oman’s Vision 2040 to diversify the economy and drive revenue from non-oil sources. It will provide the needed impetus to the building, construction, and real estate sector to showcase their innovative solutions and boost confidence amongst consumers. It will also enable exhibitors as well as visitors to engage in insightful discussions and benefit from shared knowledge and experience.

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Muscat, Oman, 2 February 2020-Trends in the construction sector are changing the business and global landscape. For the industry, Oman’s in particular, there is a need to adopt new practices, embrace new technologies, automate new systems, and espouse innovation in order to move it forward.

Oman Design & Build Week (formerly The BIG Show Oman), in its uppermost aim to support the development initiatives of the government above and beyond its commitment to continuously provide business and investment opportunities to companies in the sector, is ramping up efforts to expand its building, technology and automation segment.

This year, in this landmark show’s 17th edition, organizer Omanexpo has introduced a dedicated zone for local and international companies to showcase safety and security products and systems, home automation systems, software and project management systems, smart building systems, building technology and equipment, fire protection systems and other innovative and modern technologies in construction that very well represent the digital and technology transformation direction that Oman is taking.

In line with the Vision 2040, where Oman aims to “achieve a digital transformation by deploying Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and other enablers of technological progress,” the government has launched smart city initiatives alongside its e-government initiatives.

Underlining efforts to move towards implementing smart solutions and developing smart city projects are the ongoing key constructions such as the Duqm Smart City (US$ 40 billion), Madinat Al Irfan (also known as the City of the Future, estimated at US$ 5 billion), and the Oman-China Industrial City (US$ 10.7 billion).

Tarek Ali, Senior Event Director, Oman Design & Build Week, says “More and more companies are catching up with the construction tech space and moving away from traditional building methods and materials with the aim to improve efficiency and productivity, reduce cost, speed up the building process, and in the long run, increase profitability. We are glad to provide a platform for these companies who could benefit much from the evolving needs of the industry.”

Occupying the building, technology and innovation zone will be a UK pavilion that will feature companies such as Atamate Ltd, Nudura, Typhoon Performance Products, Reacton Fire Suppression Ltd, HSBCAD Limited and Videcon Ltd, and more, apart from companies from Oman, Qatar and the UAE.

Adding value to the zone are the free-to-attend workshops that will focus on Building Information Modeling (BIM), simulation through Virtual Reality (VR), 4D planning and scheduling. The workshops are certified by CPD and Project Management Institute (PMI).

Oman Design & Build Week is co-located with the third Oman Real Estate Expo, which is supported by the Ministry of Housing and the Oman Real Estate Association (ORA). It is scheduled from March 30 to April 1, 2020 at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC).

Muscat, Oman, 1 December 2019-Oman’s biggest and most specialized event for the building and construction industry, The BIG Show, was recently relaunched under the new brand Oman Design & Build Week in a move to engage more industry stakeholders and provide wider commerce and investment opportunities to local and international companies and individuals relating to the sector.

The launch of Oman Design & Build Week by Omanexpo comes at a propitious time when the sector is gaining stead with the rise in the number of multi-billion projects on the back of the recent oil price recovery. Construction projects account for the biggest segment of Oman’s projects market by value. Currently, it is the second largest driver of non-oil growth, playing a key role in Oman’s economy.

Tarek Ali, Business Development Manager, Omanexpo, says “We are excited about the evolving opportunities resulting from these projects, as they are greatly impacting building and construction requirements and fast-tracking construction activities. This has urged us to tap more vital segments that will represent all of the key sectors within the industry, which will in turn, expand the product and service range and diversity of the exhibition offerings.”

From March 30 to April 1, 2020, the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre will be the center of about 1,000 new and innovative products, services, equipment and technologies representing the building interiors and finishes, building envelope and special construction, building technology and automation, mechanical, electrical and plumbing (MEP), heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC), construction tools and materials, concrete and concrete-related products and plant, machinery and vehicles (PMV) sectors.

“We are seeing close to 300 exhibiting companies with 10 international pavilions represented by China, Germany, India, Iran, Italy, Jordan, Kuwait, Spain, Turkey and the UK. Alongside the exhibition, we have added dedicated free-to-attend CPD-, PMI- and AUD-certified seminars and workshops across three days, which will focus on topics such as Effective Leadership in Managing Engineering Projects, Sustainable Green Energy Management, and Building Simulations and Artificial Intelligence Management Systems, among others,” ” Ali adds.

To date, Oman Design & Build has in its sponsor and partner roster Bin Hayl Group, Al Khaleel Group, Salem Group and Techno, besides the participation of leading companies from Oman.

Oman Design & Build Week is co-located with the third Oman Real Estate Expo, which is supported by the Ministry of Housing and the Oman Real Estate Association (ORA).

Muscat, Oman, 15 October 2019-Omanexpo, the organizer of Oman Real Estate Expo (OREX), and Oman Real Estate Association (ORA), Oman’s real estate regulating body, along with the Real Estate Development Directorate of the Ministry of Housing has announced that the third edition is slated from March 30 to April 1, 2020 at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre.

The announcement was made at a press conference held on Tuesday at the W Muscat Hotel. Members of the panel who addressed the media were Engr. Siham Al Harthy, Director General, Real Estate Development Directorate, Ministry of Housing; Hassan Juma al Lawati, Chairman, ORA; Andy White, General Manager, Omanexpo; and Tarek Ali, Exhibition Director, Omanexpo. Also present were the board members of ORA.

Following the successful previous editions in 2018 and 2019, the organizers are anticipating the same enthusiastic response from the business sector. Tarek Ali comments, “OREX will continue to be an appealing platform for local and international investors as it highlights the growing potential of Oman’s real estate market and provides a compact marketplace for sellers and buyers to meet and leverage business opportunities.”

“Despite the recent oil downturn, the property sector is slowly recovering and creating fresh opportunities for tenants and property buyers. This edition will help in further stimulating the market by showcasing what the local developers have to offer. This includes affordable housing, offering long-term installment plans and freehold opportunities for expatriates,” he adds.

According to ORA, the country’s real estate sector is strong, owing to “stabilizing crude oil prices, increased real estate activity and improved economic conditions.” Currently, there is a spate of development projects—residential, commercial, mixed-use and integrated tourism complexes (ITCs) happening all over Oman. Developments such as including Naseem A’Sabah (US$1.04 billion), Sur Gate Project (US$311.7 million), Quriyat ITC Project (US$1 billion), Diyar Ras Al Hadd Resort, Omagine Project, Al Nakheel, and Hawana Lagoons Salalah have led to expansion of the housing market in terms of growth and value.

In 2018, the government has announced its decision to open the doors to real estate investment for expatriates living in Oman. The Capital Market Authority (CMA) also announced its approval to introduce Real Estate Investment Trust funds (REITs) in the Oman, which is seen as “a good vehicle that promises to bring liquidity into the real estate market and encourage developers to come up with different real estate products for investors,” Al Lawati says.