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Oman Maritime, Ports and Energy Forum 2024 • Muscat

Oman Maritime, Ports and Energy Forum PROGRAMME

Monday 23 - Wednesday 25 September 2024


Early Bird Delegate Pass: £695 (save £200 - ends 24 June)
Standard Delegate Pass: £895


Programme details are updated regularly and are subject to change as new speakers are confirmed and themes developed.

If you are interested in contributing to the programme, we would welcome your suggestions and comments: email lesley@petrospot.com or call +44 1295 814455 to discuss.

Open dialogue:  Harnessing commercial opportunities to drive maritime trade

The inaugural Oman, Ports and Energy Forum will showcase the Sultanate’s ports, energy, shipping, maritime logistics and bunkering sectors. In doing so, it will highlight how Oman’s maritime-related industries are responding to the opportunities and challenges created by changing global trade flows, technological change, global regulation, and the energy transition.

In profiling the resources and expertise available in Oman – and the wider Middle East region – the Forum will allow stakeholders from outside the region to see the potential and scope for business opportunities, engage with relevant companies and organisations, and begin all-important commercial discussions



Welcome Evening Reception
Sponsored by Platinum Sponsor





Welcome Coffee
Sponsored by Silver Sponsor

Exhibition Opens

Welcome and keynote speech


Speakers in this session will address:

  • The outlook for global trade, geopolitical uncertainties, and the impact on commodity flows
  • The shipping forecast: The regional and global outlook for vessel segments and a review of the global orderbook
  • Oman’s oil and gas industries, including offshore exploration initiatives, and potential opportunities for ancillary services
  • Oman Vision 2040 – the impact on, and opportunities for, shipping, ports and logistics

Networking Coffee Break
Sponsored by Silver Sponsor



This session will highlight developments and projects at Omani ports, including Sohar, Duqm and Salalah. Speakers will focus on sectors such as:

  • Terminals and storage
  • Logistics and the supply chain
  • Industrial zones: Freezone Sohar, Salalah Freezone, Duqm Special Economic Zone
  • Marine fuels supply – Oman’s growing importance as a safe and reliable bunkering location


The strengths and capabilities of Oman’s shipping sector will be highlighted in this section, including the opportunities for:

  • Vessel optimisation and retrofits
  • Ship repair
  • Agency services

Networking Lunch
Sponsored by Gold Sponsor



This session will address the importance of the twin drivers of digitalisation and environmental regulation for shipping. Discussions will centre on:

  • The importance of digitalisation for vessel optimisation and efficiency
  • Introducing transparency into the marine fuel supply chain
  • How new and upcoming global and regional environmental regulation is impacting international shipping. How owners, operators and charterers should prepare to meet the challenges of an increasingly complex regulatory environment

Networking Coffee Break
Sponsored by Silver Sponsor


The final session on the first day of the Forum will move on from the previous session’s overview of environmental regulation to look at Oman’s key role in the energy transition.
Speakers will highlight:

  • Oman’s potential as a green energy producer and the opportunities for shipping in energy transportation and as a consumer of green fuels.
  • Green energy production across the wider Middle East, including solar.
  • Shipping’s new fuels – biofuels, LNG, methanol, ammonia and hydrogen. What is the demand for – and the availability of – green variants of these fuels, and how is supply infrastructure developing in Oman and the Middle East.
  • Handling the new fuels, both onboard and in the port environment. The development of safety regulations and the challenges in upskilling the maritime workforce to deliver shipping’s energy transition.


Chair’s Closing Remarks

Evening Reception
Sponsored by Diamond Sponsor





Welcome Coffee
Sponsored by Silver Sponsor

Building on the discussions during the first day of the forum, the second day will open with a short presentation summarising the wide range of skillsets and services available in Oman’s maritime sector, including those provided by supporting entities, such as law firms, consultancies, and technology providers. Opportunities for inward investment and international contractors will also be briefly explained.

The day will then offer a range of opportunities for business-to-business engagement. Companies will be able to showcase their expertise or enquire about commercial opportunities via:

  • Discussions with potential clients at branded exhibition units
  • Bespoke invitation-only breakout sessions
  • Hosted sector/industry specific presentations/panel discussions

Closing speech and end of the Forum

Networking Coffee Break
Sponsored by Silver Sponsor

After the formal proceedings at the Oman Maritime, Ports and Energy Forum, delegates may wish to join a number of organised visits to maritime-related locations, including a port tour. More information on these options will be announced soon.

Networking Lunch
Sponsored by Gold Sponsor

Evening Reception
Sponsored by Platinum Sponsor

Registration Options

Advanced Commodities Trading Course:


An Introduction to Biofuels Course:


Early Bird: Conference Pass:

£695   (Save £200)

Breakout Session (1Hr):




Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Sohar Port & Freezone
  • TFG Marine
  • Oman Oil Marketing Company
  • Gaztransport & Technigaz GTT
  • Khimji Ramdas Shipping


Ends 24 June 2024


Remember to ask about the special rates for multiple delegates from the same company.

Oman Sponsor Spex 2024


Arab British Chamber


Oman American Business Council

Media Partners 

  • Actualidad Marítima y Portuaria
  • Bunkerspot
  • Cleaner Seas
  • Energy Business Review
  • Energy Tech Review
  • Greeneconomy Media
  • Industry Events
  • Mabux
  • Manifold Times
  • Marine Money
  • Maritime Fairtrade
  • Maritime Informed
  • Robban Assafina
  • Ship Energy
  • Maritime Standard
  • World Oils

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