Connecting Canada to Oman's Procurement & Investment Opportunities

Canada-Oman Energy Webinar and B2B program

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7 June 2021

About the Event

The Stage webinar on 'Connecting Canada to Oman's Procurement & Investment Opportunities' was attended by the JSRS Community and other organizations across the globe.

Special thanks to the Ministry of Commerce, Industry & Investment Promotion (MOCIIP), the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, the Embassy of Canada (Saudi Arabia), the Government of Alberta, Carbon Connect, PDO, Daleel Petroleum and Addleshaw Goddard for participating and presenting their views on Procurement & Investment opportunities in Oman, and how Canada can contribute towards the Sultanate's need to diversify its economy.

This webinar was organized by The Stage, an online Knowledge-Sharing Platform, driven by businessgateways.

  • Discussion Stream: Trade Governance
  • Topic: Connecting Canada to Oman's Procurement & Investment Opportunities
  • Date: 7 June 2021

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Webinar Overview

The Oman-Canada bilateral relation is underpinned by shared common objectives in the areas of international peace and socio-economic development. Canada exports a large variety of merchandise to Oman, with the primary goods being cereals, vehicles, electrical and other machinery. Imports from Oman fluctuate, with plastics usually forming the largest portion of Canadian imports. At times, Canada also imports fertilizers, aluminium products, and iron and steel.

The Stage, driven by businessgateways, was proud to present this webinar aimed at Canadian organisations wanting to understand Oman's potential in Procurement & Investment Opportunities.

The 120-minute webinar showcased Oman as a potential destination for business opportunities & investment/project partnerships. With presentations that covered Procurement, Investment and business establishment offered by Oman's Industry Leaders which was followed by a Panel Discussion and concluded with a B2B Announcement.

The Ministry of Commerce, Industry & Investment Promotion (MOCIIP), the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, the Embassy of Canada (Saudi Arabia), the Government of Alberta, Carbon Connect, joined by renowned Industry leaders across Oman such as PDO, Daleel Petroleum, along with Addleshaw Goddard presented and deliberated on various opportunities through which Canadian organisations can support the Sultanate’s economic growth and global expansion.

businessgateways invited JSRS Suppliers from Oman, Canada & worldwide, to attend this webinar and benefit.

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The Speakers

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Her Excellency Asila Bint Salim Al Samsamiyah

Undersecretary, Ministry of Commerce, Industry & Investment Promotion (MOCIIP)

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Ms. Haura Al Wahaibi

Director, Ministry of Commerce, Industry & Investment Promotion (MOCIIP)

Haura Al Wahaibi has organized several business delegations, investment meets, B2B events & roundtable meetings locally and abroad to promote investment opportunities & attract FDIs into Oman. She participated in developing the 9th Five-Year Development Plan (2016-2020), as a member of the Private Sector Development committee, aimed to enhance the performance of the local private sector and strengthen public-private partnership.

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Mr. Martial Pagé

Chargé d' Affaires, Embassy of Canada, Saudi Arabia

Mr. Martial Pagé has served as Attaché (Customs) at the Embassy of Canada (Japan), Counsellor, Justice and Home Affairs, at the Canadian Mission to the European Union (Brussels), Counsellor at the Embassy of Canada (Ankara), Ambassador to Lebanon, Chargé d' Affaires at the Embassy of Canada (Kinshasa), Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of Canada (Tokyo) & Permanent Representative of Canada to the International Civil Aviation Organization.

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Mr. Tristan Sanregret

Executive Director, International and Trade Relations; Alberta Ministry Jobs, Economy and Innovation, Canada

As Executive Director, Tristan Sanregret is accountable for Alberta’s overall international-intergovernmental relations, international business development and market diversification initiatives for export-ready local companies as well as the planning and coordination of missions by the Premier, and the Ministry and Deputy Ministry of Jobs, Economy, and Innovation. His previous tenures involved him coordinating Alberta’s relationship with North and South America.

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Mr. Mario Krpan

Team Lead, Trade Relations, Alberta Ministry Jobs, Economy and Innovation, Canada

Mario Krpan is an energy enthusiast with over 20 years of international experience as a Business Developer, Lawyer, and Trade and Investment Promoter in the energy industry. For the last 15 years, he has been working for the Government of Alberta on energy-related files, with the additional intent to promote Alberta businesses in Europe, Africa and the Middle East.

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Mr. Darcy Spady

SPE President 2018 and Partner at Carbon Connect

With a 35-year career in the Oil & Gas industry, both in Operating Company and Service Provider roles, Darcy W. Spady's expertise spans across oil, gas, unconventional gas and heavy oil. He is also currently the Chair of the Board of Green Imaging Technologies (MRI core analysis), and Board Member at General Magnetic, En-Act (energy poverty awareness) and MNP Petroleum.

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Mr. Zahran Al Abri

ICV Development Manager, PDO

With a career spanning 17 years, Zahran Al Abri’s expertise in the Energy Sector springs from his hands-on experience in Well Engineering, Supply Chain management, contracts management and ICV.

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Mr. Ghassan Bait Saleem

Senior In-Country Value Analyst, Daleel Petroleum

Ghassan Bait Saleem has over 11 years of experience and has been a member in various ICV committees. He is a renowned business coach & consultant and has experience in SME development programs. Ghassan, a prominent speaker has also been featured twice as a TEDx Speaker. He is the proud recipient of the 'MENAA Best Personal Brand Award 2019'.

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Mr. Oliver Stevens

Head of Corporate, Addleshaw Goddard

Oliver Stevens is a partner and head of Addleshaw Goddard, Oman. Oliver was ranked by Legal 500 EMEA 2020 as a 'Leading Individual' for Commercial, Corporate and M&A in Oman. Oliver advises clients on the legal aspects of regional and international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity investments and general corporate governance and compliance matters.

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Mr. Bader Al Rahbi

ICV Systems Lead, the Ministry of Energy & Minerals – ICV Program Management Office

Currently the Senior ICV Analyst – Daleel Petroleum (Seconded to Ministry of Energy and Minerals – ICV Program Management Office), Mr. Bader Al Rahbi’s illustrious career is based on over 13 years of experience in Oman’s Energy Sector. Over the years, Mr. Bader Al Rahbi has honed his expertise in the field of Contracts Management, Engineering and Petroleum.

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Ms. Shaima Al Balushi

Sr. Executive, businessgateways

Shaima Al Balushi is a Senior JSRS Executive at Business Gateways International. She advises clients on the importance of the Joint Suppliers Registration System (JSRS) Certification and how best to use the Certificate to acquire and accomplish procurement activities. She currently manages the JSRS Consultants Team for the GCC Region at Business Gateways International.

Webinar Highlights

The webinar focused on ways in which Canada can contribute towards the Sultanate's need to diversify its economy and explored the Procurement & Investment Opportunities in Oman.

The session provided insights on various crucial topics related to the Procurement and Investment opportunities in Oman, such as:

  • Introduction to The Sultanate of Oman's Investment Landscape
  • Introduction to the Sultanate of Oman’s Energy and Minerals Sector
  • Oman-Canada Economic Relations
  • Session 1:
    • Topic 1: Canada Session - Opening Remarks
    • Topic 2: Canadian O&G Expertise and Energy Development in Oman
  • Session 2: Canada's CleanTech Sector: Methane Emissions Baseline, Quantification & Reduction Implementation Programs
  • Session 3:
    • Topic 1: Contribution of International Suppliers to Oman's Local Content Development (ICV)
    • Topic 2: Introduction to Oman's Procurement
  • Session 4: Investment Opportunities in Oman
  • Session 5: Establishing Business in Oman
  • Session 6: JSRS Certified Suppliers Network (JSRS CSN) – The Gateway to Oman’s Procurement
  • Session 7: Panel Discussion
  • Session 8: B2B Announcement: Sector Aligned B2B Meetings on The Stage between Canadian & Omani Companies
  • Q&A Session and Closing Remarks by businessgateways

The Stage webinar was attended by participants from 19 countries. We would like to thank all our participants for their overwhelming response.

Oman's Procurement and Investment Opportunities

As an active member of the GCC, and with projects worth billions across all sectors, Oman is the perfect global business opportunity, fast growing into a world class economy model and becoming a lifestyle destination in the process. To streamline the supply chain demands which projects in Oman would create, the Ministry of Energy and Minerals, Oman implemented a centralized certification and procurement platform for Suppliers - the Joint Supplier Registration System (JSRS), driven by businessgateways and hosted on: www.businessgateways.com.

The Joint Supplier Registration System (JSRS) is a 'single window' industrywide supplier registration and certification system. Today, the JSRS is fast becoming a National Procurement Initiative which is the primary sourcing base of Oman's Oil & Gas and other major industries' procurement system.

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