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OSW 2024 to take place from April 28-May 2

Oman Sustainability Week to pave the path to circular society

MUSCAT, April 15, 2024

The Oman Sustainability Week (OSW) 2024 will take place from April 28 to May 2, 2024, at Oman Convention and Exhibition Centre (OCEC) under the theme ‘Sustainable living in a circular society’.

Organised by Connect (Oman Exhibitions Organising Company), OSW will be hosted by the Ministry of Energy and Minerals (MoEM) as the Host Ministry, and Petroleum Development Oman (PDO).

This year’s event will showcase the participation of over 120 exhibiting companies from six countries, and attract over 12,000 attendees. Furthermore, the event will feature a distinguished line-up of over 100 conference speakers and 500 delegates.

OSW aims to illuminate the transformative journey of energy, power, water, waste management, future mobility, environment, and society.

Laying emphasis on the nation's commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs), the event will underscore Oman's efforts towards achieving Oman Vision 2040 and Net Zero 2050.

Dr Ali Al Rajhi, Director General for Planning and Studies, Ministry of Energy and Minerals, said: “We acknowledge the significance of organising an event of national importance.

“Oman Sustainability Week 2024 is spreading awareness about the importance of adopting sustainability practices, both in daily life and at the operational level of businesses, given the long-term impact they exert.

“OSW represents more than just a series of events; it acts as a catalyst for meaningful change and knowledge exchange.

Mustafa Al Balushi, VP Continuous Improvement, Planning & Performance/ Acting Communications OQ, said: “OQ will present prominent initiatives accomplished over the past years, led by the OQ Green Initiative aiming to achieve national goals by increasing green areas through participation in planting ten million trees in the Sultanate of Oman.

“Regarding governance OQ will review the latest achievements, financial data, and initiatives related to governance and institutional structure. Additionally, we will showcase the added local value of small and medium enterprises, emphasising their importance in sustaining the state's financial resources.”

Furthermore, through various activities, conferences, and programmes, OSW facilitates the exchange of international and local expertise and investment opportunities, providing an unparalleled platform for discovering the latest solutions in sustainable development.

The International Sustainability Resources & Technology Conference (ISRTC), is scheduled for April 29 and 30. Co-organised by the Oman Environmental Services Holding Company S.A.O.C – be’ah, and programmed by Economist Impact, ISRTC will offer a premier platform for industry experts and stakeholders to convene.

Concurrently, the OSW Talks, from 29 April to 1 May, will feature free-to-attend CPD-accredited sessions aimed at uniting professionals and businesses.

Also, this year the Global CCS Institute will organise the 2024 MEA CCS Forum at OSW which aims to drive CCS conversations forward, ensuring policy, industry and academic stakeholders in Oman – along with the general public – have the opportunity to participate in relevant CCS discussions.

The week will commence with the OSW Awards on April 28, co-organised by be'ah, and the Center for Sustainability and Excellence (CSE) as the Sustainability Specialist. These awards will recognise organisations in Oman for their achievements in sustainability and corporate responsibility.

This year, alongside the Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) categories, a new category, Eco-Mobility, has been introduced, by the Ministry of Transport, Communications and Information Technology (MTCIT)

The newest addition to the comprehensive line-up of events is OSW Future Mobility supported by MTCIT, which aims to establish itself as Oman's leading future mobility platform, showcasing cutting-edge concepts, solutions, technologies, and innovations in clean mobility.

Additionally, the OSW C-level round table will be held on April 29, gathering senior government officials, C-level industry executives and policymakers to explore new ideas and means that the public and private sector can join hands in pursuit of near-terms national objectives.

The round table will be facilitated by Ernst & Young (EY).

Another significant aspect of the event is the showcase of critical initiatives by the Strategic Partners. These initiatives include Shell NXplorers, Shell Nawafidh the PDO Renewable Energy Awards, and the OQ8 Empowering Future Leaders programme.

OSW will conclude with the OSW Site Visits on May 2, providing attendees with a chance to experience first-hand, the projects leading the charge for sustainability across the sultanate. – TradeArabia News Service



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