Muscat, Oman: In order to woo more drug companies to set up establishments in Oman, exhibition and conferences organiser, Omanexpo will be organising the fifth edition of Oman Health Exhibition and Conference from September 7.
Speaking to the Times of Oman, Dr Mahmood Al Rahbi, Senior Consultant Emergency Medicine, Al Nahdha Hospital, said the conference aims to underline the current development in the sector, which is seeing considerable progress. “It also aims to highlight the most important segments in the sector by showcasing emerging product and service trends, healthcare equipment, technology and infrastructure,” he said.
From September 7 to 9, about 100 local and international companies, including hospitals and healthcare centres, will present a diverse show of exhibits ranging from medical products and equipment, personal care products, diagnostic and laboratory equipment, pharmaceutical products, physiotherapy and orthopaedic technology to services that range from eye care, skincare, cosmetic, infertility treatment consultancy, and more, at the Oman International Exhibition Centre. “Out of these 100 companies, a large number have been invited to see the infrastructure so that they can set up their industry here,” he said.
With 85 percent of medicines imported from outside, Oman is trying hard so that drug companies set up their base here. “The Ministry of Health is trying very hard to achieve this as it will make drugs cheaper and readily available since these will be produced here,” he said.
The event will effectively connect multiple stakeholders, government officials, international experts, and private organisations through a meaningful interaction and knowledge sharing within the parameters of local and global health agenda, specially aligned with the government’s health policy ‘Health Vision 2050.’
Adding value to the exhibition will be the B2B meetings, which Omanexpo has incorporated as a permanent feature to guarantee maximum returns for its exhibitors.
Of equal significance will be the conference, supported by the Ministry of Health. Ahmed Sayed, exhibition manager, Oman Health Exhibition and Conference, said, “We have been working closely with the Ministry of Health to ensure that the topics and sessions that will be presented are reflective of the current issues in Oman’s health and medical sector and aligned with the government’s strategies outlined in the Health Vision 2050.”
The conference, accredited by the Oman Medical Specialty Board (OMSB), will highlight investment opportunities in Oman’s health sector, the future of medical genetics, healthcare management, and emergency medicine.
Support of the Oman Medical Association, India Tourism and Oman Cancer Association and sponsorship of Muscat Eye Laser Centre has been enlisted for the event.
© Times of Oman 2015Aug 2015