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

young populations.

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