21st February 2019: 'Oman Energy - Gearing up for the future' The Omani French Friendship Association has conducted a business meeting on Thursday, 21st February 2019 at Crowne Plaza Qurum, sponsored by Total E&P Oman and ENGIE, 2 french companies active in the sultanate. The event was leaded by HE Salim Al Aufi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Oil & Gas, who opened the day sharing his view on how to drive forward energy transition across Oman and the region. Then the panelists presented what their societies are doing to implement the transition towards a more diversified energy mix. The [...]
6th February 2019: 'Insurance Evolutions' The Omani French Friendship Association has sponsorised an event on Insurance Evolutions on the 6th of February 2019 at The Fraser Suites Muscat from 9:30 am till 12pm. At a time when the Sultanate is about to launch into Mandatory Medical Insurance in phased stages, the purpose of the presentation was to give the audience a current picture of the Omani Insurance Market and raise awareness on the entry of Artificial Intelligence in the industry, as well as a consideration on mandatory Pension for the expat community and how it could help the economy, the [...]
Live Music On 11th December 2018, the French Embassy in cooperation with OFA, organized a live music party at the French Residence with Marlin, a young French electronic musician. More than 200 people enjoyed the dance floor and the nice buffet. We are now waiting for the French Week from 15th to 22nd of March 2019 to have more !
Oman tourism - Gearing up for the future: Event by OFA MUSCAT: In an endeavor to support the booming tourism sector of the Sultanate, OFA hosted a premium event titled “Oman tourism - Gearing up for the future”. The event was held on Sunday, 11 November 2018 at the Kempinski Hotel under the auspices of Maitha Saif Al Marhouqi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Tourism.
‘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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]