Summit to discuss aviation challenges
Dubai, January 23, 2011
The inaugural Middle East Aviation and Media Summit, to be held tomorrow (January 24) in Dubai will address challenges facing the aviation sector.
The first-of-its-kind summit, being held at the InterContinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City, is organised by Air Arabia, the region’s leading low-cost airline, in association with CNBC Arabiya TV.
The summit aims to create a constructive dialogue between today’s business leaders and the region’s media community by providing a platform for insightful discussion on the current trends and challenges faced by the aviation sector, a statement said.
The event has a special emphasis on low-cost airlines in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
The summit comprises panel of expert speakers, including Adel Ali, group chief executive officer, Air Arabia Group; Fouad Attar, senior vice president – commercial, Middle East & North Africa, Airbus; Dr Mahdi Mattar, head of research and chief economist at CAPM Investment; and Shukor Yousuf, editorial director, Singapore, Standard and Poor’s. The event will be moderated by Eithne Treanor, CNBC’s special correspondent in the Middle East.
Commenting on the Summit, Ali said: “The Middle East Aviation and Media Summit has been specifically planned to create a robust platform for dialogue and information exchange between two key stakeholder groups – the industry and media. We are confident that the discussions will yield clear insights on the challenges and opportunities for the aviation sector.”
The Summit will feature a keynote address by Ali on the Middle East aviation sector and the current economic landscape. This will be followed by interactive sessions, where the speakers will discuss industry trends, challenges and opportunities with the participating media. A white paper will be presented, based on the deliberations, at the end of the session. – TradeArabia News Service