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Top UN Peacekeeper to address 2004 CxO Conference in Muscat

Oman: Wednesday, December 08 - 2004 @ 09:26

Scheduled for December 13th at the Al Bustan Place Hotel, CxO (abbreviation for Chief Executive Oman) is building on the success of last year’s inaugural conference in presenting topical geopolitical and business issues to Muscat’s business community from top international and domestic speakers.

Opening the conference, General Sir Michael Rose, KCB, CBE, DSO, QGM, reviews the events of 2004, the impact of policy in the Middle East and gives perceptive comments on a year in the news for the region with special focus on Oman. Joining him on the executive speaker panel, HH Sayyid Tarik Bin Shabib, Editor-in-Chief, Oman Economic Review, provides political commentary and submits a business appraisal of the Sultanate’s previous 12 months trade.

Despite his military background, General Rose was one of the most eloquent opponents of the war in Iraq and predicted the difficulties now apparent there. Apart from his high-profile role in Bosnia, he has commanded the SAS Regiment and fulfilled several tours in Northern Ireland. He is currently a Director of the global security firm Control Risk Group.

Oil & Gas, Banking & Finance and Tourism cited as key areas
In keeping with the topical themes, the organisers of CxO have responded to research of key issues affecting businesses in the Sultanate. Oil & Gas, Banking and Finance and Tourism are all cited as important business topics and consequently will be covered in detail.

‘Delegates will hear presentations and join discussions on pertinent issues, relevant to today’s business leaders’ said Michael Crawley of Intevents, the organisers of the event. Oman LNG and PDO will give overviews of their latest long-term projects and will detail the steps necessary for local businesses to win contracts associated with these projects. Oman’s banking and finance industry has featured in the news lately and this, combined with the prospect of GCC Monetary Union, will be debated as it impacts businesses in Oman and throughout the region.

His Majesty Sultan Qaboos, highlighted the importance of the tourism sector in his speech earlier this year. CxO 2004 follows this up with in-depth reports on Oman’s two largest tourism projects, the Wave project and the Barr Al Jissah, Shangri-La Resort and Spa.

The conference concludes with HH Sayyid Tarik Bin Shabib and keynote speaker General Sir Michael Rose returning to preview 2005 with a powerful 90-minute, conference closing, discussion and debate session.

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