Introduction

 

Overview

Sharakah Forum is set to be an annual event where Sharakah address and present specific topics related to SME and Entrepreneurship development and the region. This 2 days forum takes the form of interactive and engaging sessions to ensure the benefit of all participants.

 

Sharakah Forum 2015

The first Sharakah Forum was held on 14 December, 2015 at Shang ri La Barr Al Jissah Resort. The forum focused on the Role of Media in Developing SMEs. It was presided by HE Dr. AbdulMunem Al Ahsani, Minister of Information and attended by more than 200 individuals of which 52% were SMEs and overall 72% were below 35 years old. An animated report is available at this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KelVakJ_s8 

 

Sharakah Forum hash Tag (#منتدى_شراكة) was the most trending hash tag in Oman on 14th of December. The forum received an overwhelming response from both traditional and new media. To learn more about last year`s event, click the link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_KeIVakJ_s8.

 

About Sharakah

Sharakah was incorporated by a Royal Decree back in 1998 to support the development of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the Sultanate of Oman. Our main services include creating awareness about the importance of Entrepreneurship and SMEs; Providing financial support for new and existing businesses; and providing consultation and advice to business owners to ensure their progress and sustainability.

 

Key Objectives

1- Build a better understanding of how technology plays a role SMEs development

2- Identify regional and local best practices in utilizing technology for SMEs development.

3- Address key issues and challenges in applying technology (cost, availability, intellectual rights).

4- Highlight successful SMES in the field.

5- Network with key people in related fields and the entrepreneurship sectors.