The demand for healthcare facilities and medical supplies has drastically increased in the Sultanate of Oman, as the nation witnessed a rapid recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. To give impetus to the healthcare industry, the 13th edition of Oman Health Exhibition & Conference (OHEC) will be held in-person from 26-28 September 2022 at the Oman Convention & Exhibition Centre, Muscat, Oman.
OHEC is Oman’s leading exhibition and conference for the health and medical sector providing a networking and business-centric event platform for professionals from the hospital infrastructure, pharmaceuticals, healthcare, medical supplies, medical tourism, medical technology, laboratory equipment, instruments and services, international hospitals, health, and medical centers. The event will welcome more than 150 local and international participating companies from Czech Republic, Iran, India, Oman, Poland, Thailand, Turkey, and UAE over 5,000 healthcare professionals and buyers from across Oman and the Middle East region during three days of networking and knowledge exchange sessions.
Despite the recent challenges caused by the spread of COVID-19, the pandemic provided an opportunity to expand existing healthcare system and adapt a resilient approach. Some of the major factors responsible for Oman’s rapid and efficient response in curbing the pandemic were the expansion of healthcare system and efficient vaccination campaign. As outlined in the Oman Vision 2040, health is a national priority leading to remarkable advances in the sector. The rising investment in public and private medical sector in the Sultanate is witnessed with the opening of the SQU Cancer Centre, Hematology Centre, Ministry of Health Diabetic Centre, Oncology Centre, Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Centre, Cardiac Centre, Genetic Centre at The Royal Hospital, IVF Centre at Khoula Hospital, and similar centres in other governorates of Oman.
Ashley Roberts, General Manager, CONNECT – the Organiser of Oman Health Exhibition & Conference in partnership with Ministry of Health Oman states, "COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in realising the importance of investing in sound healthcare system. With advancements in healthcare technology, increasing awareness of personal fitness and wellness, and importance of pre-emptive measures to address health-related issues, Oman Health Exhibition & Conference is set to highlight the demand in healthcare and innovative technologies. In three days of business networking and knowledge exchange in a face-to-face environment, the event will facilitate the industry to reconnect and collaborate for development of the industry.”
In addition to the exhibition showcase, the Oman Health Conference will continue to present fresh insights into the evolution of health and medical sectors post COVID-19. The free-to-attend Conference is organized by Oman Medical Association in partnership with Oman Ministry of Health where renowned speakers, policy makers, practitioners, academicians, researchers, advocacy groups, influential policymakers and industry experts will participate to discuss policies, public health challenges and solutions in a global context. The highly acclaimed Conference will facilitate discussions on a wide range of topics related to improving health at all levels through collaboration and open dialogues. Industry stalwarts specializing in the field of medical science will address the latest findings to improve research, education, healthcare, and policy outcomes in the region; and discuss opportunities, challenges, and solutions to grow the healthcare industry.