Trevor McCartney

Please tell us about your organisation?

Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) is the new home for business events and is perfectly suited to host international, regional, and national conventions, exhibitions and corporate meetings, creating a platform that can connect people through the exchange of knowledge. Our state of the-art venue will meet the demands of the most discerning global event organisers.

How was the year 2014 for your business?

Our efforts in 2014 were focused on raising awareness of the Sultanate and OCEC overseas by actively participating in international trade shows that address market trends that will shape the future of the meetings and conventions industry. We also networked and met with key organizations and potential clients to secure events in time for our opening in 2016.

Which all will be the potential destinations that will bring in valuable returns to your business as well as economy of the country?

Oman is strategically located between west and east and close to important emerging markets, allowing us a wide appeal across all industry sectors. In addition to our ongoing strategic efforts in Europe and Asia, we are now looking to further penetrate the US marketplace by attending exhibition and networking events.

What would be the growth marketing and business development strategy for 2015?

We will continue our research to find those international organisations and business that have not only teh potential to meet in Oman but that fit with the country’s 2020 vision. working with local, regional and international businesses and organizations to extend our reach to the regional and international market, outlining the venue’s outstanding spatial possibilities, its technological superiority and our spectacular destination.

How do you see Expo 2020 as a growth prospect for your business?

Expo 2020 will attract over 25 million people to the region and place it at the centre of the global stage. We will promote OCEC as the venue of choice and a major player in the global meetings and exhibition industry. Expo2020 will attract over 25 million people to the region and place it at the centre of the global stage. We will promote OCEC as the venue of choice and a major player in the global meetings and exhibition industry.