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Economic Outlook

2018-10-27T20:54:14+00:00

Economic Outlook. On December 12th, 2017 Omani French Friendship Association - OFA in collaboration with the Economic Department of the Embassy of France organized at the Crowne Plaza Muscat OCEC (Oman Convention & Exhibition Center) an event on the macro and financial outlook for 2018. The event titled “2018 Regional Economic Outlook: stepping up for future challenges” aimed at presenting the perspectives and main risks for Oman and the GCC economies in 2018. The event brought together CFO and CEO from large national and international companies and banks. Two complementary presentations made by Mr Amine JAOUI, Head of Sovereign Coverage [...]

Economic Outlook2018-10-27T20:54:14+00:00

47th National Day of Oman

2018-09-10T17:31:22+00:00

47th National Day of Oman. OFA (Omani French Friendship Association) celebrated Omani Women on November, 22nd in collaboration with Oman Women’s Association (OWA). The event took place at the OWA headquarters with a special event called “Woman and Power : a leadership in a new world”. Omani women shared their stories, experiences and challenges to succeed in the local business environment. It was also an opportunity to celebrate the 47th National Day of Oman. With the support of CFO (Omani French Centre) and Al Marsa Foods, the conference gathered around 200 people and had the pleasure to welcome Renaud SALINS, Ambassador [...]

47th National Day of Oman2018-09-10T17:31:22+00:00

‘Internet of Things’ meet held

2018-08-25T23:03:52+00:00

‘Internet of Things’ meet held A seminar titled ‘The Internet of Things’ was hosted by the Omani French Association (OFA), established in collaboration with the French Embassy in Muscat. The Internet of Things is an emerging topic of technical, social, and economic significance. Consumer products, durable goods, cars and trucks, industrial and utility components, sensors, and other everyday objects are being combined with Internet connectivity and powerful data analytic capabilities that are transforming the way we work, live, and play. Key speakers Vanessa Humphrey, Chief Strategy Officer from Internet of Things – mOmkin, Fadi Nasser, Senior Advisor to CEO, General Manager [...]

‘Internet of Things’ meet held2018-08-25T23:03:52+00:00

The Internet of Things – Promise for the Future?

2018-09-10T18:53:30+00:00

The Internet of Things – Promise for the Future? The Omani French Friendship Association (OFA), established in collaboration with the French Embassy in the Sultanate, hosted a seminar titled ‘The Internet of Things – Promise for the Future?’, on the 16th of October, 2017, at Bank Muscat Hall, Head Office. The key speakers for the seminar were Mrs. Vanessa Humphrey, Chief Strategy Officer from Internet of Things LLC - mOmkin, Mr. Fadi Nasser, Senior Advisor to CEO, General Manager ICT from Omantel and Mr. Rajesh Pai Fondekar, Head of Alternative Channels & e-Business from Bank Muscat Meethaq. The [...]

The Internet of Things – Promise for the Future?2018-09-10T18:53:30+00:00

A music concert with the French artist Abaji

2018-09-10T18:53:40+00:00

A music concert with the French artist Abaji. "The Omani French Friendship Association (OFA) in collaboration with Centre-Franco Omanais (CFO) hosted a music concert with the French artist Abaji for its’ members on 19th September, 2017 at The Omani French Museum in Masqat". Singer, multi-instrumentalist from Armenian, Greek, Turkish, Syrian and Lebanese origins, Abaji original music draws on musical traditions which like his actual ancestry are highly diverse, but mostly connected to the Mediterranean's non-European shores. The music concert was followed by a cocktail sponsored by Newrest Wacasco. This was an opportunity for guests to network and also to interact with [...]

A music concert with the French artist Abaji2018-09-10T18:53:40+00:00

Sultanate’s logistics sector to grow by 7%

2018-08-25T23:03:41+00:00

Sultanate's logistics sector to grow by 7% Muscat - Oman’s logistics sector is on an upward growth mode and is poised to grow by 7 per cent given the present momentum of growth is maintained, according to the experts who attended the workshop on ‘Logistics in Oman — A Collaborative Approach’ organised by the Omani French Friendship Association (OFA), in collaboration with French Embassy in Muscat. The global shipping industry is going through a lot of collaborations in the present economic scenario and if the sector can weather the storm posed by the oil price crunch, logistics sector will be the [...]

Sultanate’s logistics sector to grow by 7%2018-08-25T23:03:41+00:00

Workshop on ‘Logistics in Oman – A Collaborative Approach

2018-09-10T18:55:00+00:00

Logistics in Oman - A Collaborative Approach. OFA conducted a workshop on ‘Logistics in Oman - A Collaborative Approach’. The event was held on 26th April, 2017 at the prestigious French Embassy. The workshop was focused around global and local trends in logistics. The guest speakers of the event were Mr. Aju Thomas, General Manager, Wilhelmsen Towell Co LLC Oman, Mr. Sanjeev Madavi, Vice President - Supply Chain Management, Bahwan Exel LLC and Mr. Pascal Aroule, Director, Rio Tinto Sohar Logistics LLC. Mr. Aju, spoke about the local and global logistics scenario and presented 3 cases for a collaborative approach [...]

Workshop on ‘Logistics in Oman – A Collaborative Approach2018-09-10T18:55:00+00:00

Gastronomic Goodness

2018-08-25T23:03:42+00:00

Gastronomic Goodness. The French have always been commended for their avant-garde culinary style, inspiring many other cuisines to push their own boundaries. Foodies got a chance to immerse themselves in the worldwide celebration, which was hosted by the InterContinental and Crowne Plaza hotels in Muscat last week. French cuisine was declared ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity’ by Unesco in 2010. Inspired by the “Epicurian dinners” held by the legendary cook Auguste Escoffier across the world in 1912, the idea was revived by superchef Alain Ducasse. Participating chefs are encouraged to blend their own culinary culture with that of France, and [...]

Gastronomic Goodness2018-08-25T23:03:42+00:00

Oman To Take Part In French Culinary Event On March 21

2018-08-25T23:31:56+00:00

Muscat - Over 2,000 restaurants in 150 countries will participate in the Goût de France/Good France event to celebrate French gastronomy on March 21. For the third consecutive year, Muscat is participating in the event by offering three French dinners in three different places, stated a press release. The Ambassador of France will host a dinner at his residence inviting personalities from the political, business and social world. The InterContinental Muscat and Crowne Plaza Muscat will honour the merits of French cuisine offering a gourmet menu prepared by their chefs. The Goût de France, orchestrated by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs [...]

Oman To Take Part In French Culinary Event On March 212018-08-25T23:31:56+00:00