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Windorex + Glass & Aluminium Oman 2017, the Sultanate’s definitive trade expo spotlighting the burgeoning fenestrations and facades segment of the construction industry, opens at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Center (OCEC) on May 15, 2017.

The three-day event, which runs from May 15 – 17, 2017, will be formally inaugurated by His Excellency Sheikh Khalid bin Omar bin Said Al Marhoon, Minister of Civil Service.  The Chief Guest will be joined by dignitaries and private sector executives representing a number of government departments, trade bodies and corporate organisations that have a stake in the continued success of Oman’s nascent building envelopes sector.

Organised by well-known Omani event management firm Global Exhibitions & Conferences LLC (GEC), this year’s event seeks to build on the overwhelming success of the show’s maiden edition that was held a year ago.   That event galvanized the Sultanate’s fledgling fenestrations and facades industry around a first-of-its-kind platform which experts believe has the potential to provide strong impetus for its growth, going forward.

Significantly, more than 100 leading brands hailing from 20+ different countries will showcase their products, technologies and services associated with the manufacture of windows, doors, glass and aluminium, facades, sun protection systems and other related products.  Omani SMEs in particular are expected to be better placed to capitalize on the wealth of opportunities for networking, joint venture partnerships, trade representations and B2B deals arising out of the 3-day event.

Already a number of well-established local players have lined up to sponsor the trade fair. They are: My Window (Platinum Sponsor), Almahdotha International Project L.L.C. and Better Homes – The Metal Company (Gold Sponsors), New Home for World Projects LLC and Al Mimari Industries LLC – PRO Windows (Silver Sponsors), Roto and National Smart Goals LLC (NSG) (Lanyard Sponsors), and Nawa International (Badge Sponsor).

Endorsements have also come from prestigious local, regional and international trade organisations. The list includes: Oman Chamber of Commerce & Industry (OCCI), International Fenestration Forum (IFF), The Confederation of Construction Products and Services (CCPS), The German Emirati Joint Council for Industry & Commerce (AHK), UPVC Window & Door Manufacturers Association (UWDMA), and HCT GreenNest Ecohouse.

A companion forum taking place on the opening day will feature a distinguished line-up of speakers presenting on key aspects of this emerging industry.  Presentations will centre on the theme, ‘Transforming the architecture landscape of Oman with new-age fenestration and facades’.  For details about the programme agenda and speaker list, check out: www.windorexforum.com

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