IEEE GCC Conference and Exhibition, A Historic First in the Sultanate

By: Arnold N. Santos, Secretary-IEEE Oman Section

MUSCAT – History will unfold in the capital city of the Sultanate on 1-4 February, 2015 as it hosts the IEEE GCC Conference and Exhibition at Sultan Qaboos University for the first time on its 8th biennial succession.

The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) – Oman, a professional organization under the auspices of Oman Society of Engineers (OSE) takes great honor and pride for having been chosen to organize this momentous technical event which is considered to be the most prominent and premiere gathering of Electrical, Electronics and Computer Engineering professionals in the GCC region.

This conference, which has already been held and organized in other GCC states of KSA, UAE, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain, aims to convene practitioners and students alike all over the world from various industries, academic and research institutions on multidisciplinary background. The key objective of this gathering is to present, discuss and review the challenges and developments confronting the dynamic world of electrical and electronics engineering. Tutorials, workshops and industrial exhibitions on the theme “Towards Sustainable Smart Solutions” will also be showcased.

The conference is supported through the generous sponsorship of major companies including Oman Electricity Transmission Company, Muscat Electricity Distribution Company, Authority for Electricity Regulations and Public Authority for Electricity & Water. H.E. Dr. Ahmed Al-Futaisi, Minister of Transport & Communications is anticipated to inaugurate and grace the event while Dr. Amer Al-Hinai, Chairman of the Authority for Electricity Regulations, is directly contributing to the conference through his active involvements in the steering and organizing committees.

Meanwhile, preparations are in full swing through the leadership of Dr. Ahmed Al-Naamany, conference chair, and ably assisted by the members of the steering and organizing committees to ensure the successful hosting of this conference.

IEEE GCC Conference and Exhibition,  A Historic First in the Sultanate
8th GCC Conference and Exhibition steering and organizing committee members from Oman and other GCC states