Oman Week & Exhibition in Brussels
Trade and Investment Seminar, 17 October 2000

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In honour of 30 years of leadership by His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said Al Said of Oman, a Sultanate of Oman Week and Exhibition is being held in Brussels from 17 to 22 October (exhibition lasts until 29 October). The following is the programme for the high level Trade and Investment Seminar held on Tuesday, 17 October 2000, 15:30 - 18:30 hours, at the Royal Museum of Art and History, Brussels, Belgium.

Programme (Tuesday, 17 October 2000):

Venue: Royal Museum of Art and History, 10 Parc du Cinquantennaire, Brussels

15:30-15:40 hours
Chairs / Introductions
H.E. Mohsin bin Khamis al-Balushi, Under-Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Oman
Baron Paul de Keersmaeker, President, Strategic Committee, Tractebel, Belgium

15:40-16:20 hours
Trends in World Trade: The Omani Hub
H.E. Ahmed bin Abdulnabi Makki, Minister of National Economy and Deputy Chairman of the Financial Affairs and Energy Resources Council, Oman
J. Söderberg, Partner and Chief Executive Officer, Maersk

16:20-17:05 hours
Strategic Investment in Oman: the Importance of Stability and Progress
H.E. Rajiha bint Abdulamir bin Ali, Under-Secretary for Development Affairs
Dirk Beeuwsaert, Chief Executive Officer, Tractebel
Andrew Brown, Senior Adviser for the Middle East, South Asia and Russia, Royal Dutch Shell Group

17:05-17:30 hours
Investing in Oman: Projects and Plans
M. Armstrong, Executive Partner, KPMG Sultanate of Oman Salim bin Nasser al-Ismaily, Executive President, OCIPED (Omani Centre for Investment Promotion and Export Development)

17:30-18:30 hours
Plenary Discussion

This programme is also available in the news section of OCIPED's website at - Further information may also be obtained from the Information Representative of the Sultanate of Oman in Brussels, Rio D. Praaning, Franklinstraat 108, 1000 Brussels, Tel. +32-2-7358396, Fax +33-2-7358466, e-mail

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