OCEC, Budapest, Hungary 06 July 2022
With their participation in this year’s AIPC Annual Conference from 4 – 6 July in Budapest, Hungary, Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) is taking another step ahead in enhancing their capacity as a premium events venue in Oman providing world-class experiences.
The International Association of Convention Centres (AIPC) – of which OCEC is a member – is committed to encouraging and recognizing excellence in convention centre management, and to providing the research, education and networking resources to achieve high standards in the industry.
The 2022 Conference will take place under the theme “Reshaping the Future”, and will serve as a platform to exchange knowledge and expertise on the latest trends in venue operation and management. The event will also shed light on future-generation leadership and ways to develop the industry with youth talents.
In addition, with the OCEC's Events Manager, Ms. Saba Al Azki participating in the 2022 AIPC Conference as a member of the Future Shapers program, the OCEC is furthering their goal to empower young Omani professionals through international learning and development opportunities.
The Future Shapers program supports the development of high performers to think and act like leaders. The program participants are predominately senior managers within the AIPC community who are seeking additional learning opportunities with practical outcomes.
As part of the Future Shapers membership requirements, each participant has to complete a number of learning and development sessions with topics such as “Becoming a Leader”, “Leadership and Your Personal Journey”, and “Towards a Sustainable Future”.
Commenting on Ms. Al Azki’s Future Shapers participation at the 2022 AIPC Annual fConference, Eng. Said Al Shanfari, Chief Executive Officer – OCEC, said: “Our participation at this globally renowned conference forms part of OCEC’s commitment to empowering young Omani professionals with the skills, training and international experience required to make a meaningful difference in the event management industry, and related sectors in Oman. OCEC is honoured to provide opportunities for our younger generation – who are our future events industry leaders – to engage in programs such as the UFI Certified Professional and UFI Exhibition Management Degree, as well as this latest Future Shapers program, which is an excellent initiative.”
For this year’s Conference, Ms. Al Azki will participate in the Future Shapers Challenge Presentation, which will involve two teams presenting their solutions to a key industry challenge; where each team will have 25 minutes to convince a senior leadership panel of the benefits their solution can offer.
Commenting on her Future Shapers participation at the 2022 AIPC Annual Conference, Ms. Al Azki said it is a fantastic opportunity to meet and network with the international convention centre community, and to share ideas on the latest trends and developments in the global eventing industry.
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ABOUT: OMAN CONVENTION & EXHIBITION CENTRE
Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre is a world class, fully integrated venue located in the Sultanate of Oman’s capital, Muscat. In 2022, the OCEC team proudly celebrates the venue as a place #WheretheWorldMeets
OCEC: The Pride of Oman
OCEC’s entire complex features awe-inspiring modern architecture, integrated throughout with contemporary as well as traditional Omani design elements. The venue’s grand design represents its grand purpose: To be a vital part of the Sultanate’s ongoing growth story, and drive towards modernity and economic diversification – as envisioned by Oman’s late, beloved leader, Sultan Qaboos bin Said (1940 – 2020).
World Class Events Destination
The OCEC is located in its own fully integrated precinct just four kilometers from Muscat International Airport. It offers a multitude of spaces for a multitude of events. These include a total of 55 modern meeting places, auditoriums and exhibition halls, VIP lounges, Grand and Junior ballrooms, two international hotels, and a business park. As a state-of-the-art venue, the OCEC includes one of the largest theatres in the GCC, and one of the region’s largest column-free exhibition spaces – among many other highlights. The layout includes expansive concourse areas to host large delegations, with large-scale floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking landscaped gardens and water features. There is also a multi-story car park with a capacity for 4,000 vehicles. As a part of OCEC, The Precinct provides the infrastructure necessary to host successful international, regional and local events and is there for the enjoyment of delegates, visitors and the local community. It includes the 5 Star JW Marriott Muscat Hotel linked to the Convention Centre itself, as well as the 4 Star Crowne Plaza OCEC Hotel. A business park, surrounded by a nature reserve, which is a haven for Oman’s exotic birdlife, together with parklands and a wadi river valley, also form part of The Precinct.
Premier Venue: Premier Events
The OCEC has redefined the way trade, tourism and entertainment events are hosted in Oman. Be it a conference, a trade show, a business meeting, or a special, once-off event, OCEC's expert events team can step in and make event planning hassle-free by doing the heavy lifting for organizers. OCEC delivers a comprehensive portfolio of event hosting facilities and infrastructure – including some of the world’s most advanced Audio-Visual equipment; brought to life by the venue’s professional and highly talented team. Event organizers and all interested parties planning to host an event at Oman’s premier events destination can contact the OCEC team via the venue’s website www.ocec.om
Regionally and internationally, Oman has earned a reputation as being a stable and peaceful nation, which welcomes foreigners to its beautiful shores. All visitors and event patrons making their way through OCEC’s doors are welcomed with Oman’s legendary warmth and friendliness. The country has a modern infrastructure, which links Oman to the world – and the world to Oman. Aligned with Oman’s 2040 Tourism vision, and broader Oman Vision 2040 strategy, the OCEC looks to continue strengthening existing partnerships, and establishing new business relationships among a growing list of local, regional and international markets.
OCEC: A Greener Future
While the OCEC is committed to maintaining the highest standards in business and operational excellence, the venue is also committed to long term environmental sustainability. OCEC is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified complex, and features many examples of green architectural design and landscaping. On an operational level, OCEC is committed to contributing toward a more sustainable planet, and positive carbon footprint activity associated with the entire complex.
OCEC & OMRAN
Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre is a flagship establishment in the Oman Tourism Development Company SAOC (OMRAN) portfolio of major tourism, heritage, urban and mixed-use projects. OMRAN drives the investment, growth and development of the rapidly growing tourism sector in Oman, and has a proven track record of delivering tourism and related projects to a world-class standard due to their core philosophy of sustainability, transparency, and partnering with renowned regional and international investors.