We are often asked questions concerning the activities and mission of the OABC, so here we address some of those most frequently asked.
The Oman American Business Council (OABC) is an independent, private, not-for-profit business council of companies and individuals doing business in the Sultanate of Oman and the United States. The OABC is the official affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Oman, and part of the global network of American Chambers of Commerce. We rely solely on membership dues and activity fees and receive no government funding.
OABC is also Oman’s largest and most active business networking organization with over 30 events a year held for business professionals in Muscat and the United States.
Our members are comprised of Omani, American and international executives and businesspeople representing over 170 companies.
Yes, OABC collaborates with other U.S. business groups active in the Middle East. We work alongside regional AmChams (American Chamber of Commerce) and business councils in the Middle East such as AmCham MENA.
Please visit the OABC website and complete the online form found here, after which our team will contact you to complete the application process. Membership fees can be paid anytime, as the OABC grants membership on a rolling basis.
PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP @ OMR 1000 per year – American, Omani, or International companies that are licensed to do business in the Sultanate of Oman and want exclusive VIP benefits, additional visibility, and preferential status.
CORPORATE MEMBERSHIP @ OMR 425 per year – American, Omani, or International companies that are licensed to do business in the Sultanate of Oman.
MICRO-SME MEMBERSHIP @ 200 OMR per year — Small U.S., Omani, or International businesses with fewer than 5 employees.
INDIVIDUAL MEMBER @ OMR 150 per year – Spouses of members, educators, government employees and other individuals who are unable to join at the company level are considered for individual membership.
OVERSEAS MEMBER @ OMR 500 per year – American or international companies not yet set up in Oman, who desire access to our network, services, experience and support.
The OABC is managed by a Chief Executive Officer and professional staff. The Board of Directors is elected bi-annually by members. The Chairman of the Board is the spokesperson for the membership.