ICON sponsors BBF at the Grand Hyatt Gardens, Muscat.

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Celebrating the first anniversary of their arrival in the Sultanate of Oman, world-leading branding specialist ICON were proud sponsors of this month’s British Business Forum (BBF) at the Grand Hyatt Gardens, Muscat.


Taking place on Sunday 7th December the last BBF of 2014 was very well attended, with local business representatives welcomed by Simon Burke, Head of UK Trade and Investment (UKTI) at the British Embassy. Simon delivered a short presentation about UKTI in Muscat before handing over to ICON.

ICON Marketing and Communications Director Andrew Hodson flew in from the UK to deliver a personal video message from Sebastian Coe in his capacity as chairman of ICON’s parent company, CSM Sport and Entertainment. Lord Coe warmly welcomed everyone to the meeting before Andrew introduced a short film, showcasing ICON’s world class branding work.

Following the presentation Andrew commented: “We are delighted to be in Oman, building on the successes we have achieved in Qatar and the United Arab Emirates defining, designing and delivering branding programmes across sport, leisure, tourism and commercial markets. We see tremendous opportunities opening up in Oman which can benefit from our experience of major sporting events and our work for some of the world’s best known retail brands, delivered in close cooperation with our local supply partners”.

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Contact details

Ian Lichfield
ICON Country Manager
00 968 9731 3296


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Next BBF Oman Event

Our next BBF Event is Sponsored by:

The Venue is Sky Lounge in Oman Avenues Mall
(accessed on the 3rd floor from the lifts in the main atrium of the mall)

The next BBF meeting will be on:

Sunday 1st April
April’s BBF will be on Sunday 1st April (no April Fool’s joke, it is on Easter Sunday) and will be hosted by LuLu Hypermarkets at the Sky Lounge in Oman Avenues Mall.
Come and enjoy the dramatic Muscat skyline at sunset and hear more about how LuLu has become the biggest retailer of UK grocery products in Oman, established a major sourcing, consolidation and export business in Birmingham which won the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in 2017, and see a selection of the huge range of British food, non food and health and beauty products available.

NHI will be serving British themed nibbles, including their signature fish and chips, and there’ll also be an opportunity to view the impressive conference facilities which can be booked at the Mall.

Future Meetings:

1st April: British Week at Lulu at Avenues Mall.
6th May: Sponsored & hosted by the Park Inn.
3rd June: Iftar for Ramadan – venue TBC


Bring your membership cards with you for free entry – 5 OMR for non-members.
Membership subscriptions for 2017 are due at the 3rd. December meeting

To confirm your attendance of this event click here to fill out the event attendance form, or alternatively please reply to the invitation email that was sent to you. Thank you - David Burton

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