Oman Air to host auditors conference
Muscat, October 9, 2012
Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate, will host the 21st annual conference of the International Association of Airline Internal Auditors (IAAIA).
The event will be held at the Shangri-La Bar Al Jissah Resort and Spa in Muscat from October 14 to 17.
The inaugural function will be held on October 15, under the auspices of Sheikh Nasser bin Hilal Al Mawali, chairman of The State Audit institution, in the presence of high-ranking officials from both the public and private sectors.
Mohammed Al Musafir, chief officer internal audit, Oman Air and chairman of the IAAIA 21st Annual Conference, said: “It is with great pride that Oman Air is hosting the forthcoming 21st Annual Conference of the International Association of Airline Internal Auditors. This is a highly specialised area of internal auditing which plays a vital role in the success of the international aviation and transportation industry.”
“Since 1991, the annual conference has become the key event for professionals from around the world to network, share experiences and discuss best practices.”
“The event also provides an excellent opportunity for internal auditors to voice opinions over future decisions impacting the airline audit environment.”
The IAAIA is the only voluntary, non-profit organisation serving the aviation industry’s audit community and comprises of over sixty member airlines from around the world. Forty two of those member airlines will be represented at the event by around hundred delegates.
Oman Air, hosting this conference comes at a time when the airline’s key managers are taking an increasingly high profile role in a number of leading professional organisations. In addition to Mohammed Al Musafir’s chairmanship of the conference, Oman Air’s general manager of inflight services, Linda Celestino, was recently elected as president of the Airline Passenger Experience Association (Apex). These two roles reflect not only the post-holders’ internationally-recognised expertise, but also Oman Air’s increasing prominence as an international carrier of the highest quality. – TradeArabia News Service