NBC opens registration for Incubation Conference 2017

11/13/2017 11:18:17 AM


The National Business Centre (NBC), which pertains to the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE), has announced that registration is now open to attend and take part in the Incubation Conference 2017, which is scheduled to be held on the 5th and 6th of December 2017 at Hormuz Grand Hotel, Muscat – Oman. The registration can be submitted through the conference’s website: www.incubation-conference.com.

Malak Al Shaibani, Director General of NBC, noted that preparations for the conference are proceeding as planned in cooperation with the sponsors, which comprise BP Oman, Occidental Oman, Fund for Development of Youth Projects (Sharakah), Al Raffd Fund, Shumookh Investment and Services, Oman LNG, Public Authority for Small and Medium Enterprises Development (Riyada), SME Development Fund, Al Wisal Radio, and Oman Establishment for Press, Publication and Advertising.

She added that participants at the conference will have the opportunity to share and learn from best practices regionally and internationally; get a better understanding of the role of incubation in a growing ecosystem and the future of the incubation industry; explore the role of academic institutions (colleges and universities) in supplying and supporting incubators with a steady pipeline of entrepreneurs; explore the role of chambers of commerce and other entities in supplying and supporting incubators and the growth of SMEs, amongst other objectives.

The Incubation Conference 2017 will feature a lineup of speakers and will shed light on several themes through the various sessions and specialised workshops including entrepreneurship in the MENA region, incubation models, entrepreneurship enablers, innovation, entrepreneurship and education, and entrepreneurship future trends.

It should be noted that this conference is the first of its kind in the Sultanate, which aims at instilling a culture of entrepreneurship, and disseminating awareness and knowledge on the bodies that support SMEs and innovation related entities. The conference will also highlight successful Omani models in the field of entrepreneurship, in addition to the challenges faced in this field. With the aim of learning more about international experiences, practices and trends in the fields of incubation, SMEs and innovation, a number of panel discussions will be held at the conference with the participation of a group of international experts in this area.


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