Verona, Leading Omani businesses are exhibiting
this week at Marmomacc, the world’s premier trade fair for the stone
and marble industry in Verona, Italy.
Led by Ithraa � Oman’s inward investment and export development
agency – five large Omani marble and stone companies are
participating at the four-day international show.
With over 1,600 exhibitors from 56 countries, Marmomacc is a
popular international trade event for Oman’s marble and stone
Marmomacc offers local businesses great exposure and unrivalled
opportunities to meet with building trade representatives. In the first
few days, we have already had a lot of visitor traffic on our pavilion. We
are very pleased with the number of enquiries received, explained Saif
Al Mamari, Ithraa’s Director of Export Facilitation Department.
Commenting on his participation at Marmomacc, Hussain al-Lawati,
Deputy CEO, Al Nasr Group of Companies said: We currently export
to over 40 countries and we are looking to further expand our market
reach. Marmomacc is an important event for us, it is an opportunity to
make a real impression, presenting our natural marble on a global
The Sultanate has large deposits of gypsum, limestone, marble,
laterite, chromite and kaolin, and the mining and mineral sector has
seen growth over the past few years. A key market for Oman’s stone
and marble sector will be emerging Asia which continues to enjoy a rise
in residential, industrial and infrastructural projects. Driving the Asian
building spree are growing economies, increased urbanization and
Ithraa regularly organizes an Omani pavilion at Marmomacc � a
presence that has proven popular with visiting international trade
delegates, delivering solid commercial returns for participating Omani
firms, explained. Al Mamari.
Ithraa’s Director concluded: Omani stone and marble companies
attend the Verona show because they want to display their products,
meet international buyers, network and increase brand recognition.
And given what we have seen so far this week, they are clearly on
course to meet those objectives.
Source: Oman News Agency