Muscat, The National Business Centre (NBC), an
initiative of the Public Establishment for Industrial Estates � Madayn,
organized today the 3rd Social Media Influencers Forum at the
Knowledge Oasis Muscat.
The forum aims at supporting and promoting the services of the
incubated companies at NBC and Riyada to various segments of the
society through the Omani social media influencers.
Speaking at the event, Nasser Al Malki, Director General of NBC,
briefed the audience on the vision of NBC in offering promising Omani
entrepreneurs a platform to develop their business ideas and advance
them into growing ventures.
On her part, Houda Al Battashi, Director of Admin and Financial
Affairs at NBC, commented that NBC, which operates under Madayn,
aims to create a supportive environment for the development and
growth of SMEs and reduce failure chances in the first three years of
their inception. The centre plays a role in sustaining the success of the
incubated companies through developing the owners of these
companies at practical and personal levels, Al Battashi pointed out.
She added that the gathering of the social media influencers stems
from the fact that they play a role in disseminating awareness in certain
topics through their own accounts or the accounts of the various
initiatives they manage. It is important to employ social media to
support the incubated and graduated companies from NBC in
particular and the SMEs in Oman in general, which shall contribute in
stimulating the growth of local businesses and advancing the national
economy, Al Battashi added.
A successful story of a graduated company from NBC was then
shared with the audience. Hilal Al Rawahi, founder of Al Salama Fire
Engineering Consultancy, stated that the company was established in
2014 to be one of the consultancies that are registered and approved
by the civil defence. The company is specialized in designing buildings
to meet the requirements of fire hazard prevention adopted by the
Directorate General of Civil Defence along with NFPA codes which are
used for life safety and protection of buildings from fire loss.
Source: Oman News Agency