GOIC launches the Gulf Industrial Knowledge Center website

June 16, 2014 1:27 pm

The Gulf Organization for Industrial Consulting (GOIC) has launched the all new Gulf Industrial Knowledge Center (GIKC) website during the 97th regular meeting of GOIC’s Board.

The meeting was chaired by Engineer Ahmed bin Hassan Al-Dheeb, Undersecretary of Oman’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry and Chairman of GOIC’s Board of Directors.

It was attended by undersecretaries of ministries of industry from various GCC countries, the representative of the Secretariat-General of the Gulf Cooperation Council and GOIC Secretary General Mr. Abdulaziz Bin Hamad Al-Ageel. The meeting was held at Al-Sharq Hotel, Doha, Qatar.

GOIC’s board discussed items on the agenda, notably the 2014 second quarter performance report of GOIC’s strategy that includes using Balanced scorecards (BSCs). Participants also tackled joint Gulf ventures.

Furthermore, GOIC launched the GIKC website www.knowledge.goic.org.qa, which is a part of GOIC’s efforts aiming at developing and expanding its various consultative and technical services. The members of the board highlighted the importance of this website that will be highly beneficial to the GCC industrial sector.

GOIC Secretary General Mr. Abdulaziz Bin Hamad Al-Ageel said that the GIKC website is available in Arabic and English. It has been designed as a portal to all industrial information in the Gulf region. He said: “The website provides a unique set of GOIC’s outputs from various industrial studies and industrial investment opportunities, to new reports about several industrial sectors. In the future, the website will be further developed to offer an even wider set of tools allowing investors to make the right decisions about investing in different Gulf industrial sectors.”

Al-Ageel added: “The industrial investment opportunity files aim at providing Gulf investors and businessmen with information about possible industrial opportunities and offering guidelines about profitability and implementation requirements.”

This website was completely developed by GOIC’s Information Technology Department to make GOIC’s outputs available to international investors seeking industrial opportunities in GCC countries, in addition to researchers, students and banks.

The GIKC website allows the surfer to get to know investment opportunities in the Gulf region, industrial studies and reports based on intensive professional researches and studies by GOIC experts in various industrial sectors, such as: food, medical supplies, plastics, textiles, leather, chemicals and petrochemicals, engineering, the environment, recycling and other important sectors. In fact, it is a user-friendly website that allows investors, industrialists or any interested person to browse through opportunities, reports or studies very easily. The surfers can read a summary about the material, or they can register to download and buy any of these opportunities and reports via secure online payments.

Moreover, registered users enjoy additional services from GOIC such as weekly industrial newsletters and news about upcoming industrial events.