Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 across the
globe, the decision has been taken to postpone Oman Petroleum & Energy Show
(OPES) 2020, 9th to 11th March. OPES 2020 will now take place between 14th
to 16th September 2020, at the Oman Convention & Exhibition
Centre (OCEC), Muscat, Oman.
This decision is supported by the Ministry
of Health, the Ministry of Oil and Gas, the Society of Petroleum Engineers
(SPE), and Omanexpo.
We have been having regular dialogue with the
Ministry of Health, Oman, as well as the Ministry of Oil and Gas, Oman, in
relation to COVID-19. We as organisers must
commend the way that the COVID 19 (Coronavirus) outbreak is being very
competently controlled in Oman, we must be conscious that many organisations
within our community are currently facing difficulties travelling around the
world. It is for these travel reasons
that OPES 2020 will be postponed until later in 2020.
Whilst we realise that the change in dates
may amount to some inconvenience for companies it is paramount to put the
health of those due to visit OPES 2020, and the wider population of Oman, at
the centre of this decision.
The outbreak of COVID-19 is a situation
affecting the globe and it is having an unprecedented impact on businesses
around the world, events are of course part of this due to nature of the large
gathering of people that they represent.
We thank you in advance for your
understanding in this unprecedented matter.