The 4th EU-GCC Business Forum is a series of European Union (EU) & Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Business Forums. The theme of this event will be Technology as an enabler for future growth and prosperity as it will aim to discuss topics such as the role of education in diversification, the legal framework for technology, technology in the logistic and manufacturing sector and women in technology. The forum will feature representatives from the EU and all the GCC countries such as Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Oman and Bahrain, as they discuss the role of technology in various sectors highlighted above and how technology has assisted international, local and SME’s to compete in the global market.
EU-GCC Business Forum offers significant opportunities for cross-cutting networking and identification of opportunities to engage in the ongoing diversification strategies and the corresponding projects underpinning them, in particular in key economic sectors where representatives from the GCC & EU will present ongoing initiatives and planned investments
EU is 1st trading partner for GCC
EU covers more than a quarter of FDI to GCC
EU-GCC trade and investments have been steadily growing
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For European nationals, the recommended visa is unsponsored tourist visas. For the remaining attendees with GCC passports or residencies you may apply for GCC residents tourist visas. Nonetheless, we always recommend that you check the detailed visa eligibility on the provided link in order to avoid any confusions or further issues.
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Thank for your interest in the 4th EU-GCC Business Forum. In order to better assist the forum participants, we have secured special rates from the hotels listed below. Please note that the rates/rooms will only be available till November 28th so please ensure to book prior to then. We cannot guarantee the availability of rooms or special rates post November 28th, 2019.
Crown Plaza OCEC
Hotel is within walking distance to the Exhibition Center
Hormuz Grand Hotel Muscat
Please use code “EUGCC4” while booking to get the Business Forum special rate
Hotel is 8-10 minutes away from the Exhibition Center
For those interested in visiting the main sites of Oman, please see below for additional information about the two available optional tours. Please note, however that the cut off date for the tours will be the 28th of November so please ensure to register before in order to guarantee your spot.
Tour Option#1: The Tourism Tour
December 12th – 8am till 3pm
This tour will focus on covering the main attractions in Muscat that are a must see! The tour buses will leave from the Crown Plaza OCEC at 8:15am and will conclude with a lunch at a traditional Omani restaurant by 3pm. For more information and the detailed schedule please feel free to contact us.
Tour Option #2: Technology Tour:
December 12th – 8am till 3pm
This tour will aim to introduce participants to the main technology institutions in Oman. The tour will visit the areas such as KOM 4, SAS Incubation Center, SAS Mobile and Virtual Reality Center and the National Business Incubator (NBC). The tour buses will leave from the Crown Plaza OCEC at 8:15am and will conclude with a lunch at a traditional Omani restaurant by 3pm. For more information and the detailed schedule please feel free to contact us.
Tour Option #3: Trip to Sohar and Duqum Industrial City
If you are interested in visiting these two areas please do let us know by latest November 28th in order to make the necessary arrangements with the relevant Omani authorities
*This trip will be arranged only upon request.
As an EU funded project, the EU-GCC Dialogue on Economic Diversification Project supports GDPR compliance. For those European participants, who agree to share their information with the relevant partners please do let us know by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org