TAV Airports to take part in Dubai conference
Dubai, August 14, 2011
TAV Airports Holding, one of the world’s leading airport operators, will take part in the Emerging Markets Airport Suppliers Conference (Emasc 2011), to be held in Dubai in December.
The conference, on December 12 and 13 at the Al Bustan Rotana hotel, focuses on major airport projects under construction and expansion in the emerging markets of the Middle East, Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe and will provide updates on new solutions and technologies available in the market for efficiency, safety, speed and comfort in airports, a statement said.
It is estimated that Emerging markets have allocated more than $150 billion for airport development projects over the next few years, it said.
“As a key supporter of Emasc 2011, TAV Airports has been given an opportunity to address the conference and share their experiences, achievements and future projects with those present in the audience,” said Raj Menon, general manager of Arabian Reach.
“Interestingly, they have chosen to make a presentation on the Gulf region’s first public-private partnership (PPP) project for the aviation industry - Saudi Arabia’s Madinah Airport, for which they recently won tender for operating rights for the next 25 years,” he said.
“We are sure that this presentation by TAV Airports will add a dynamic element to the conference’s agenda and the information on the Madinah Airport project will be hugely beneficial to suppliers and other attendees at the conference,” he added.
The first phase of the Madinah project, valued at $1 billion, will double the Madinah airport’s capacity from four million to eight million passengers per year, through construction of a new terminal building and the renovation of the runway, apron and taxiway systems.
Phase two is planned for the next decade and will further increase capacity to 16 million passengers, a statement said.
TAV Airports currently operates Istanbul Atatürk Airport, Ankara Esenboga Airport, Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport International Terminal and Antalya Gazipasa Airport in Turkey as well as two airports each in Georgia, Tunisia and Macedonia.
TAV Airport officials will be on hand during sessions to share their knowledge and experiences in managing these projects.
The roster will be led by Mohamed Abed, director general, King Abdul Aziz International Airport, who will deliver the keynote address at the event.
Dr Waleed Youssef, chief strategy officer, TAV Airports Holding; Dio Papiomytis, principal consultant, Frost & Sullivan, EIA – London; Ali Salhi, chairman, Kirkuk International Airport; Ali Jawad, director, Baghdad International Airport; Talar Faiq, director, Erbil International Airport; Martin Wambuya, chairman, Kenya Airport; Hari Marar, vice president, Bangalore International Airport; Niren Choudhari, senior manager, Alcatel Lucent; Dr. Khaled Almazroui, general manager, Fujairah International Airport; and Tahir Abdulla, Director, Sulaymaniyah International Airport, will also be present at the event.
Besides TAV Airports, Emasc 2011 is supported by Gate (German Airport Technology & Equipment), Middle East Aerospace Consortium, Iraq Aerospace group and Green Aviation and Logistics Group. – TradeArabia News Service