His Highness Sayyid Shihab Bin Tariq Al-Said, Adviser to His Majesty the Sultan
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About the Conference

The event will explore the important role of Oman will play in the GCC and Arab region in the area of trade facilitation, and the current infrastructure development plans that is seen to be game-changer for the supply chain & logistics sector.

The Conference will also highlight the unique advantages and opportunities for regional and global investors, manufacturers, and supply chain companies to explore and identify key investment opportunities in Oman’s world-class ports, free zones and business facilities.

Session Themes:

Market Outlook
(Infrastructure & Service Provider Perspective)
 – This session / panel of government & industry leaders will discuss some of the most prevalent topics on the global logistics market outlook and the future direction of global logistics means for the emerging markets. It will also focus on:

  • What will the industry look like in the coming years?
  • Impact on those within the sectors / key stakeholders
  • The important role of Gulf ports in the international trade & commerce;
  • Challenges & Opportunities for Oman to become the next potential logistics hub in the Gulf region?

Human Capital Development & Leadership  
– This session / panel will debate on a number of interrelated issues on human capital development that also touch directly on Oman’s ability to create new employment opportunities including the significant employment opportunities in logistics and where these opportunities can best be created.

  • How to ensure a match between employer requirements and employee skill sets
  • How to set training standards and ensure best practices are adopted and implemented.
  • How to optimize the adoption of technology in an economy without reducing overall employment
  • What is the best way of training and how should government encourage the private sector.
  • What mechanisms should the government use to ensure improvements and standards are raised.

Trade Facilitation (Regulators & Industry Perspective) 
– This session / panel will examine issues and challenges in implementing trade facilitation measure and reforms as well strategies to promote better connectivity & collaboration with all stakeholders. It will focus on:

  • Trade Facilitation Issues and Impact to the Industry
  • The role of customs to a successful trade implementation strategy
  • The difficulties in implementing change in and gaining acceptance and adoption of trade facilitation both within government and commerce
  • Fostering cooperation and partnership with MNCs/freight forwarders/logistics companies in facilitating a smoother trade exchange.
  • The impact of new technologies for trade facilitation.

Technology & Innovation
 - This session / panel will discuss technology developments and adoptions across the supply chain & logistics in the widest sense. It will explore various challenges that the industry face and practical solutions that are currently being adopted. Areas that should be discussed are includes:

  • Latest technologies for supply chain & logistics industry
  • Adopting technologies to reduce the environmental impacts
  • Key technological changes and their possible impacts to key industries over the next 20 years
  • Best ways of encouraging private industry to make the necessary investments 


Key benefits of attending:

  • GCC Supply Chain & Logistics Conference - The GCCSCL 2015 features an in-depth programme and interactive discussion, it brings together the brightest minds in the industry to examine the current & future challenges as well as to explore market opportunities in this growing supply chain & logistics sector.

  • Exclusive access to more than 300 key decision makers from the Oman’s supply chain and logistics sectors
  • Participate in a dialogue with Government and get involve- Join top government representatives as they share the latest progress of mega projects and future development plans in the sultanate the will benefit the supply chain & logistics sector
  • Hear and Learn from high-level speakers and global experts as they share their experiences, success stories and innovative ideas
  • Network and Build Partnership - Meet with top executives and peers and develop business relationships

Meet the sectors top decision makers involved in planning, logistics, oil & gas, petrochemicals, automotive, FMCG, aviation, ports & maritime, transport, construction, procurement , manufacturing, finance and more…

  • Senior Government Officials, Secretary Generals / General Directors
  • Chairman, CEOs, Presidents, VPs, Managing Directors, General Managers
  • CFO/COO/Chairman, Board Members, Directors
  • Ship Owners / Operators
  • Logistics & Operations Manager
  • Procurement Managers
  • Head of Departments
  • Fleet Managers
  • Project Managers
  • HR & Training Managers
  • Consultants & Contractors
  • Investors
  • Academia
  • Media

From the following sectors:

  • Concerned Government Authorities & Regulators
  • Public & Private Transport
  • Terminals & Ports Authority
  • Free zones, Airports and Freight Hubs
  • Materials Handling, Warehouses, Industrial Parks
  • Ship Agents, Brokers and Forwarding Companies
  • Logistics Services (pre-post manufacturing)
  • Transport Services (Road, Rails, Sea and Air)
  • Transport Equipment Companies
  • Manufacturers, Importers, Exporters
  • Railway Technology Providers / Contractors
  • Tunneling Contractors
  • Technology / Information System Provider
  • Logistics Property Developers
  • Investment & Project Financing Companies
  • Investors
  • Consultancy and Planning
  • Industry Associations
  • Institution, Trade & Business Associations
  • Other related sectors
Diamond Sponsor
Platinum Sponsor
Gold Sponsors
Associate Sponsor
Official Logistics Sponsor Session Sponsor
Strategic Sponsor
Research Partner
Strategic Media Partner
Middle East Maritime Media Partner
"My congratulations to a well-organized and highly informative conference, the quality of speakers, topics and delegates are absolutely fantastic"

Reinhart Zimmermann,
Austrian Economic & Commercial Counselor in Muscat,
Austrian Economic, Trade & Commercial
"Congratulations to the organizers and committee members of GCCSCL Conference, it was really great event and the speakers were excellent, It was a great opportunity for Oman Logistics and Supply Chain Industry and for all professionals to understand what is going on in Oman and to network"

Alexander Borg,
Executive Director & Regional Coordinator of UAE & GCC Region, CILT
"I wish to congratulate the organizers on a fine job done. The conference was educative, productive and rewarding and it was executed professionally and brilliantly"

Malcolm Dias, Editor,
Logistics News Middle East, CILT

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