OCEC General Manager, Trevor McCartney said, “This centre is one of the country’s pillar projects and I’m confident that the team we’re presently assembling will contribute to Oman’s economic diversification by attracting some of the world’s most prestigious events to its pristine shores.”

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Another appointment is Mr. John Burke as Director of Operations. Mr. Burke brings extensive operational experience to the venue having served most recently at the Qatar National Convention Centre in Doha and prior to that, over 15 years with the NEC Group in the United Kingdom which included the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) Birmingham, International Convention Centre (ICC) Birmingham, LG Arena and National Indoor Arena (NIA).

Other appointments include Mr. Salim Al Flaiti as Director of Human Resources, Mr. Ahmed Al Habsi as Director of Finance & Administration and Mr. Akram Al Maawali as Protocol and Liaison Manager.

“We are on track for our target of 60% Omanisation by the end of 2015 therefore ensuring every attendee will experience the Omani traditional hospitality first hand,” Mr. McCartney concluded.