Published on : Tuesday, September 16, 2014
The three-day event organised by Global Exhibitions & Conferences LLC was formally inaugurated by Eng. Khalfan bin Saleh Al Naabi, Adviser at the Ministry of Sports Affairs. Also in attendance at the ribbon-cutting ceremony were a number of government and private sector dignitaries.
The Chief Guest toured the exhibitor stands, and acquainted himself with the significance of the diverse array of office fit-outs, commercial interior designs, and a complete range of office-related products – furniture, equipment, services and solutions that are essential to create the ideal workplace environment. He also briefly chatted with representatives of various exhibiting companies on the nature of their offerings to the commercial segments of the office development market.
In his address, Al Naabi stated, “Today’s office environment has undergone dramatic changes that have had important ramifications for efficiency, productivity and employee well-being. Organizations – government or private – must constantly look at ways to upgrade the office space through the deployment of the latest systems and technologies. Even modest improvements to the office environment, perhaps through investments in ergonomic furniture and better lighting, can bring about major improvements in office productivity. The government, for its part, is also committed to periodically modernizing its offices to bring them into line with international standards.”
“Although a mere three years since it was first unveiled in September 2012, the Oman Office Show series has grown by leaps and bounds into a benchmark expo of goods and service that make up the office equipment, systems and furniture space in Oman. Today, it’s the most eagerly-awaited expo that focuses exclusively on a segment of the design, interiors and fittings industry that is growing exponentially in trend with Oman’s ongoing infrastructure, construction, commercial and retailing boom,” commented C. J. Paul, CEO, Global Exhibitions & Conferences LLC.
It is important that Oman attains self-sufficiency in manufacturing office-related products, according to Eng. Khalfan bin Saleh Al Naabi, adviser at the Ministry of Sports Affairs.