On September 15th, 2021, the Oman American Business Center (AmCham Oman) hosted its first in-person event since January 2021 at the Sheraton Oman Hotel Ballroom.
As Oman’s largest and most active business networking group and the official affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Oman, the OABC has held many online events throughout the pandemic and even added over 70 new member companies to the community since January 2020. With Oman’s borders and event spaces reopening, the OABC plans to host many in-person high-level networking events and informational sessions this upcoming year.
“While the OABC worked tirelessly to keep members connected, and utilized technologies like ZOOM to keep members connected during Covid-19, there is nothing like face-to-face business networking,” says Rebecca Olson, Executive Director of the OABC. “I’ve seen members meet new contacts at in-person events, then watched these connections grow over time into strong business relationships. The entire team and the Board of Directors are so happy to see a return to physical events and wish the whole OABC community many more times of effective and enjoyable networking.”
Olson continues, “Like many ‘normal’ things that disappeared during the darkest months of the pandemic, we will never again take physical events for granted — after spending so much time isolated, online and remote, we are grateful for opportunities to meet with others, and have plenty to catch up on!”
As the official affiliate of the US Chamber of Commerce in Oman (AmCham Oman), the OABC promotes understanding, partnerships & other matters of mutual economic interest between business communities in Oman and the United States.
Formed in 2003, the OABC’s mission is to foster the development of commercial activity between Oman and the United States. With 30 events annually and over 160 member companies, OABC is Oman’s most active business council and networking group.
The Oman American Business Center (OABC) is best known for hosting high-level professional networking events and informational sessions for professionals across the Sultanate.