Third Party Event

1st Oman Switzerland Forum (fully booked, no registration possible)

Roundtable with high-ranked representatives of different economic sectors from Oman and Switzerland followed by a reception hosted by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman

Oman with its sustainable development in business and tourism is increasingly gaining global attention. Switzerland is already the 9th largest investor in Oman and has maintained excellent relations with the fascinating "Hidden Jewel" on the Gulf for many years. It is time to intensify and expand these good relations. We therefore invite you to the 1st Switzerland Oman Forum.

1st Oman Switzerland Forum

We are planning an intensive exchange with high-ranking representatives from the Oman Ministry of Tourism, the Oman Public Authority for Investment Promotion and Export Development, the Oman Chamber of Commerce & Industry and the Free Trade Zone Duqm. From the Swiss side, a speech will be held on the free trade agreement between GCC and Switzerland by Seco, and best practices for entering the Omani market will be presented from industry leaders of various sectors (renewable energies, finance). The event will be supported by the Honorary President of the OSFA, former Federal Councillor Adolf Ogi, who will deliver the welcoming speech, as well as Switzerland Tourism and Switzerland Global Enterprise.

We also have the honor of inviting you to a reception hosted by the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs and the Embassy of the Sultanate of Oman. You will have the opportunity to meet representatives of the diplomatic corps and of federal authorities and institutions and to learn more about the huge potential Oman has to offer for further economic, touristic and cultural cooperation between our two countries.


Target audience Logistics/Manufacturing, Financial Industry, Technology/ICT/Fintech, Healthcare/Pharma, Luxury Goods, Food Processing, Tourism
Organizer Oman-Switzerland Friendship Association (OSFA)
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Cost of participating free

- Welcome speech of OSFA’s Honorary Chairman Adolf Ogi
- Welcome speech of Sheikh Saif Bin Hashil Al Maskery, Chairman OSFA
- Presentation Jacques Gerber, President of the Government of Canton Jura
- Abdulrahman Salim Al Hatmi, CEO Asyad
- Hans Gut, Managing Director MAN Energy Solutions Switzerland
- Maitha bint Saif Al Mahrouqi, Undersecretary of the Sultanate of Oman’s Ministry of Tourism
- Federico Sommaruga, Director Emerging Markets & Special Projects, Switzerland Tourism
- H. E. Qais Mohammed Al Yusuf, Chairman Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry
- Martin Gutjahr, Advisor Free Trade Agreements EFTA/GCC, SECO
- Salem Ben Nasser Al-Ismaily, Chairman ITHRAA
- Dr. Hansjörg Herzog, Head of Relationship Management International, Fisch Asset Management AG

Oman-Switzerland Friendship Association
Dr. Anka Kaestner, Communications Strategist
Tel.: +41 79 323 88 64




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