The GCC Metro and Rail Conference (GMRC 2014) will be hosted by Oman's Ministry of Transport and Communications, in collaboration with The Cooperation Council for the Arab States of the Gulf - Secretariat General.
The conference will be held in Muscat from 15 to 16 September 2014.
This conference is the first of its kind whereby the six GCC Member States come together in an effort to create strong manufacturing and services industries around the massive investments in rail and metro projects in the GCC.
It will also establish the vision towards a sustainable development of the GCC economies and diversifications efforts.
The event will spell out the potential manufacturing, service and training opportunities available to investors and the private sector, including small and medium enterprises.
It will discuss the challenges and obstacles that stand in front of private sector active participation in the rail sector and consequently the development of policies and plans to overcome these barriers and stimulate the participation of the private sector.
The event will host in addition to the key decision-makers in the rail and metro sector in the GCC, renowned speakers and experts in the field of building industrial capacity.
It is expected that the conference will attract a wide range of companies and institutional investors in the GCC countries and the world's leading companies in manufacturing and projects development.