Omani marble producers to attend fair in Italy

Muscat - 

The Public Authority for Investment Promotion and Export Development (Paiped) will lead a delegation of Omani marble producers at the 48th International Trade Fair for Stone Design and Technology in Verona, Italy, between September 25 and 28.

Known as Marmomacc, the exhibition is considered the leading event in the marble industry and one of the largest commercial expos in Europe.

Paiped has identified the event as an essential component in expanding Oman’s stone and marble export capacity.

Last year’s exhibition attracted over 28,000 visitors from 132 countries and featured 1518 exhibitors representing businesses in 61 countries.

This year, the Oman Pavilion will cover an area of 174.5sq m and showcase the capabilities of nine Omani companies to the world. Six businesses exhibited in 2012, attracting 784 interested buyers and resulted in new agreements being signed, and increased interest is anticipated this year.

Nasima al Balushi, Paiped’s director general of Export Development, said, “Marmomacc is a chance to meet buyers and potential new customers from around the world. It is imperative that we maximise the opportunities and build on the growing prominence of Omani exporters, developed over the past four years of exhibiting.”

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