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Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre Appoints CEO

The Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) has appointed Said Salim Al-Shanfari as Chief Executive Officer.

 Al-Shanfari has worked his way through various management positions during his eight-year tenure in Ooredoo Oman as Director of Business Marketing and most recently as the General Manager of Marketing Communications and Performance at Omantel.

Said Salim Al-Shanfari. Click to enlarge.

On Said’s appointment, H.E Mohsin Bin Khamis Al Balushi, Adviser at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and Chairman of OCEC company, a subsidiary of Oman Tourism Development Company (OMRAN), said, “Oman is now on the world map as one of the top tourism destinations, and we are confident in appointing Said Al Shanfari to lead OCEC towards its vision of introducing Oman as a world-class destination for business events. We strive to continue our success in bringing international conventions whilst simultaneously ensuring we remain focused on delivering the very best service to our customers, delegates and stakeholders. A big part of Said’s role is to accelerate our ability to bring innovative products to our customers.”

The Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre has 55 meeting rooms, 22,000 square metres of column-free exhibition halls, and very large ballrooms. OCEC will also soon open a theatre with 3200 seats.

“We are delighted to have Said Salim Al-Shanfari on board as the new CEO for OCEC. His experience in various leadership roles will help us to elevate OCEC even further to new heights and will help us to align with the Sultanate’s 2040 tourism strategy. I am fully confident that Said Salim and the team will create a sustainable development model that ensures the welfare of Oman and its citizens” said Peter Walichnowski, CEO of Oman Tourism Development Company (OMRAN).

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