Muscat, The National Business Centre, which

pertains to the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates (PEIE),

hosted a roundtable discussion today between Omani women

entrepreneurs and experts from the EU-GCC Dialogue on Economic

Diversification project.

Led by Stefan Kraxner and Douglas Aitkenhead, Trade and Foreign

Direct Investment Specialists at the project, the round table discussion

sought to better understand the specific challenges faced by female

entrepreneurs in growing their businesses and in particular exporting to

the EU.

The session commenced with a discussion on growth ambitions of

each of the SME’s attending the event and explored the constraints

and barriers to growth. It concluded with a discussion on initiatives

which could be established between the EU and the Sultanate to

address these constraints and open up new markets for Omani SME’s

products and services.

Source: Oman News Agency