The Business Year Oman 2020 is out on the stands. The latest edition of the magazine, handled by project director Elena Barreiro in association with Ithraa, has been issued against the backdrop of a global health pandemic, which has changed the way the information is gathered.
The Business Year has been conducting research on the Omani economy for seven years, sitting down with the country’s top business and political leaders to provide investors with a concise picture of the local investment environment.
“The Business Year is used to sitting down with hundreds of executives over the course of a year, but with social distancing measures in place, the conversation moved online and the discussion was rooted firmly in the local response and expectations for recovery,” said Ayse Valentin, CEO, The Business Year.
With the vast majority of interviews conducted online, The Business Year Oman 2020 features the thoughts and opinions of top business and political leaders, including H E Qais bin Mohammed al Yousef, Minister of Commerce, Industry and Investment Promotion; Al Sayyid Adham al Said, chairman of the Competition Protection and Monopoly Prevention Centre; Tahir bin Salim bin Abdullah al Amri, executive president of the Central Bank of Oman; H E Eng Said bin Homoud al Ma’awali, Minister of Transport, Communications and Information Technology; H E Dr Rahma al Mahrouqiyah, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation; H E Saif Abdullah al Haddabi, Undersecretary in the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation; Peter Walichnowski, CEO of Omran, and many more.
Ayse added that alongside these interviews with figures from across the country’s business landscape, The Business Year Oman 2020 also features a range of articles and analysis, with topics including oil sector automation, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, potential in hydro energy, ICT services, R&D, tertiary care, smart technologies in real estate, and business tourism prospects.
“The Business Year has also been excited to open up these topics and others to deeper discussion via a series of Oman-focused digital roundtable events, including COVID-19: Re-assessing Logistics in the New Normal; Fisheries & Agriculture: Technological Opportunities; Oman: Investment Landscape; Power, Water & Sustainability: A Post COVID-19 Reality, and more.”
“A story of resilience and growth, Oman will continue to remain a key focus of The Business Year’s research activities in the region,” she added.
The Business Year: Oman 2020 is available on Bloomberg Terminal, Refinitiv Eikon, FactSet, Dow Jones Factiva, Google Books, PressReader and at thebusinessyear.com.
To get your copy: https://www.thebusinessyear.com/shop/publication/oman-2020