Passing the Torch to Oman

Our Business Development team have a busy October ahead supporting and promoting Team Oman’s medical congresses coming to the country. We have just returned with Oman’s leading doctors after a trip to Kuala Lumpur to attend the World Cancer Congress and the team will now go to Montreal to the SICOT World Orthopaedic Congress  and ending in Brisbane at the World Hospital Congress. All three congresses will be having a special ceremony to hand over the congress to the next host country, the Sultanate of Oman.

World Cancer Congress 2018, 1-4 October in Kuala Lumpur, Indonesia

This year’s edition of the World Cancer Congress was held in OCEC’s sister venue at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre (KLCC), which is also an AEG Ogden managed venue. Our team consisting of our Director of the Oman Convention Bureau; Khalid Al Zadjali, OCEC’s newly appointed CEO, Said Salim Al-Shanfari  and Gillian Taylor Director of Business Development accompanied and supported the  Oman Cancer Association’s Board members including Dr. Wahid Al Kharusi, FRCS, President of Oman Cancer Association.

The World Cancer Congress is a major international cancer control forum which convenes up to 4,000 renowned cancer and health professionals to network and share the latest successful interventions in cancer implementation science including prevention, diagnosis and care, as well as supportive and palliative care. Held every two years, the Congress is hosted by a local member of the Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), and for the first time since the event’s inception in 1933, it will take place in the Arabian Gulf.

SICOT 2018, 10-13 October in Montreal, Canada

In November 2016, we announced a major win to host the 2019 World Congress of the International Society of Orthopaedic Surgery (SICOT) in association with the Pan Arab Orthopaedic Society (PAOS). Oman successfully competed against international destinations at a bid presentation in Rome.

As the congress nears, OCEC’s International Business Development Manager, Sheikha Al Mugheiry and the Oman Convention Bureau’s Business Event Executive, Hammad Al Roushdi will be travelling to Montreal, Canada to support Dr. Mohammed Darwish, President of PAOS, in promoting the 2019 congress coming to Oman.

Since its inception in 1930, the SICOT World Congress has organised 38 international congresses across the world. SICOT holds the World Congress annually, attracting up to 4,000 delegates including leading surgeons, clinicians and researchers from all over the world. Scientific papers and lectures are presented in the traditional fields, and invited speakers provide contemporary thought on the latest concepts, as well as exchange knowledge on conservative and surgical treatment methods.

During the closing ceremony in Montreal on Saturday 13 October 2018 a presentation with the announcement of Muscat, being the next host city of the 2019 SICOT Congress will be held, welcoming delegates from around the world to Oman.

World Hospital Congress, 10-12 October in Brisbane, Australia

The World Hospital Congress of the International Hospital Federation (IHF) will bring its annual convention to Oman in 2019. Ahead of the event, OCEC’s Senior International Business Development Executive, Tariq Sultan will be travelling with Oman Convention Bureau’s Mohammed Jabri and the Oman delegation consisting of various members of the Ministry of Health to this year’s Congress to learn about advances in the healthcare sector and simultaneously promote Oman as the next host destination in 2019.

On the evening of the closing ceremony at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre (OCEC’s sister venue, managed by AEG Ogden) set to be held on October 12, 2018, a speech and special presentation introducing Oman to the congress delegates will be conducted by Dr. Qasim Al Salmi, Director of the Royal Hospital of Oman.

The Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre in collaboration with the Oman Convention Bureau offers free advisory and support services to help you bring your event to Oman.

For enquiries on international events in Oman, please contact:

Gillian Taylor

Director of Business Development

Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre

T +968 2423 3844