Times of Oman
Nov 25, 2015 LAST UPDATED AT 03:12 PM GMT
.Open Minds to inspire Omani youth: Al Shikely
August 30, 2014 | 12:00 AM
Mohammed Mubarak Al Shikely, general manager (marketing), Oman Air said the involvement of global icons along with the arts and academia will give .Open Minds event a worldwide profile. Photo: Times of Oman

Muscat: The line-up of dynamic guest speakers listed to attend the two-day thought leadership forum .Open Minds is sure to engage and inspire the youth, Mohammed Mubarak Al Shikely, general manager (marketing), Oman Air, said.

Stressing that the event would motivate the youth, Al Shikely said, "Oman Air is pleased to be the airline sponsor of '.Open Minds', and play a part  in achieving the event's aim of transferring knowledge to local youth and young entrepreneurs as well as inspire, educate and motivate them. This is an important event, and one which has the potential to make an important contribution to the future of Oman.

"As the national carrier of the Sultanate,Oman Air takes very seriously its responsibility in contributing towards our country's young citizens achieving their full potential.

Al Shikely  said, "Our support for .Open Minds builds on Oman Air's track record of planning and delivering conferences and workshops for young people, sponsoring high achievers, and providing employment and career development opportunities for the nation's youth."

He believes the involvement of ten global icons from the worlds of business, sports and literature, along with the arts and academia will give this event a worldwide profile.

"This will raise awareness of Oman not just as an outstanding holiday destination, but also as a centre of excellence and innovation. This image also reflects Oman Air's global reputation and, as we begin our next phase of rapid and ambitious expansion - which will introduce Oman Air and the Sultanate to many more people around the world –.Open Minds could not have been timed better," Al Shikely said.

"So it is with pride that we look forward to welcoming not only the VIP guests who will provide the focus of .Open Minds, but also the young entrepreneurs and corporate community who will interact and benefit from both the global and local icons during this event," he added.

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