Top CEOs to discuss airport development

DUBAI — The inaugural Emerging Market Airport Suppliers Conference (EMASC 2011), scheduled next month, will talk about opportunities for suppliers in emerging markets’ airport developments worth $160 billion, according to its organiser.



The first edition of the conference, which will be held on December 11-12, 2011, will generate new business leads and contracting opportunities for airport suppliers, while creating an efficient, effective mechanism for airport developers to identify qualified new vendors.

Khalifa Al Zaffin, Executive Chairman of Dubai World Central – Dubai Aviation City Corporation, who will be the keynote speaker, opening the conference on the first day, said: “EMASC 2011 is a good event to be held in Dubai and I applaud the organisers for reaching out to the global airport supplier’s with a spirit of building cooperation and partnership between them and us.” Thirty chief executive officers will provide insights into airport projects in emerging markets at the event. Diverse suppliers are encouraged to register for an upcoming conference that will help them make connections with some of biggest airport projects under construction in the Emerging Markets worldwide and Middle East region. “Dubai World Central — Dubai Aviation City Corporation sees this conference as an excellent platform to decipher ideas on new technologies, services and develop a business relationship with the global supplier community. Also he added that this conference provides an opportunity to us to share our vast experience in airports development, proven effective methods, achievements, addressing the issues, sharing our expertise with the global airports community,” Al Zaffin said.

Approximately 400 delegates are expected to attend the conference to maximize their opportunities to do business with the major airport projects under expansion or construction in the emerging markets worldwide and Middle East region. It is estimated that these markets have allocated more than $160 billion for airport development projects over the next few years.

The conference will feature speakers from the Dubai World Central, Dubai International Airport, Abu Dhabi Airports Company, King Abdul Aziz International Airport, TAV Airports, Iraq Civil Aviation Authority, TAV Airports Holding, Frost & Sullivan, Kirkuk International Airport, Baghdad International Airport, Erbil International Airport, Kenya Airport Authority, Alcatel Lucent, Fujairah International Airport, Sulaymaniyah International Airport, Maharashtra Airport Development Company (India), German Airport Technology & Equipment (GATE), Airport’ Association of CIS Civil Aviation (Moscow-Russia); Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam; Tanzania Airports Company, Zambia Airports Authority, Malaysian Airports Company, Ghana Airports Company Ltd and British Aviation Group (BAG).

The conference is held under the patronage of Dubai World Central- Dubai Aviation City Corporation and has support from well-regarded industry associations and relevant organizations such as German Airport Technology & Equipment (GATE), British Aviation Group (BAG), Russian Airports Federation, Danish Airports Group, Iraq Aerospace Group, and Middle East Aerospace Consortium. abdulbasit@khaleejtimes.com


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