Omanexpo holds press meet for its Health Exhibition & Conference
The three-day annual international event, recognised as the flagship health and medical event in Oman, will once again make its mark in the healthcare scene by bringing in close to 200 exhibiting partners from 18 countries
MUSCAT: Omanexpo, Oman’s biggest exhibitions and conferences organiser, held a press conference for its health and medical show, Oman Health Exhibition & Conference, at Crowne Plaza Muscat yesterday. The show’s 7th edition is slated from October 9 to 11 at the new Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre.
The three-day annual international event, recognised as the flagship health and medical event in Oman, will once again make its mark in the healthcare scene by bringing in close to 200 exhibiting partners from 18 countries.
This year’s edition will also see the show’s first-time association with Turkey as a country partner, who will offer healthcare and medical services from 20 leading health establishments. A noteworthy feature will be the India Health Plus pavilion, which will promote top medical consultants and specialists from more than 30 leading hospitals in India. Adding value to the exhibition are the national pavilions of Germany, Thailand and Iran, now an emerging preferred medical destination for its worldclass treatment and services, which will feature consultants and medical specialists representing over 30 hospitals.
Concurrent to the exhibition is a three-day scientific conference, organised in conjunction with the Ministry of Health and the Oman Medical Association.
The conference will feature a notable line-up of highly ac- claimed local and international speakers who will foreground issues, challenges and case studies in medicine, surgery, paediatrics, ENT/ophthalmology, gynaecology, emergency and trauma.
As testimony to the show’s value, credibility and status as a significant event for the sector, it has enlisted the sponsorship support of Sidra Medical & Research Center, one of the reputable biomedical research centres in Qatar; Sri Ramachandra Medical Centre, one of the best multi-specialty hospitals in India and one of the largest private healthcare facilities in South Asia; Aster DM Healthcare, one of the largest and fastest-growing conglomerates in the Mena region; and the Ministry of Health, Turkey. Oman’s healthcare sector is earmarked by the government as one of the priority and potential sectors for foreign direct investment under its Health Vision 2050. The Ministry of Health is currently embarking on important health projects all over the country and is opening doors for new markets and investment opportunities in Oman. It has allocated US$3.4 billion of its expenditure on the healthcare sector, which is seen to rise by 12.9 per cent a year until 2020.