OCEC gears up for international events
THE OMAN CONVENTION & Exhibition Centre (OCEC) will host its first international events in December when ACI Airport Exchange 2017 will be followed by the UNWTO/UNESCO World Conference on Tourism and Culture. It marks a coming of age for the large MICE facility which chalked up its first birthday in October and handled 750,000 visitors in its first 12 months.
Facilities coming up include a tiered theatre with 3,200 seats, a 450-seat auditorium, two ballrooms for banquets for up to 1,200 guests, 20 meeting rooms with a capacity of up to 360 delegates, hospitality suites and a VIP pavilion. The precinct includes a JW Marriott Hotel linked to the Convention Centre and Crowne Plaza, representing 600 hotel rooms in total.