Future of aviation to be discussed at Doha summit next month

September 12, 2010

Influential aviation decision makers will discuss the future of the industry at the Doha Aviation Summit next month, officials in Qatar have said.

The three-day summit, to be held on October 30, will be attended by over 200 representatives from global airports, leading airlines, civil aviation authorities, and government agencies and will be hosted by Qatar Civil Aviation Authority.

“The aviation world has changed significantly over the past few months. With the worst of economic crisis behind us, now is the perfect time to look to the future,” Abdul Aziz Al Noaimi, Qatar Civil Aviation Authority Chairman, said. “The summit will continue the theme ‘vision for limitless skies’ and will concentrate on opening up opportunities for growth between the Arab states and the international aviation market,” he said in a statement.

The Doha Aviation Summit will also investigate the volcanic ash disruption and its impact on aviation organisations outside of Europe.

The formulation and implementation of a sustainable regulatory framework, ATC route management and the Middle East airport expansion projects, the human resource challenge in the Arab world, financial risks and management challenges and effective integration of alternative fuel research and implementation for mass transport in line with the international reforms and rising fuel costs will be among the topics to be debated at the summit.

Side bar: Papers will be presented by: Luis A Fonseca de Almeida, Chairman, Portugal Civil Aviation Authority and President, ECAC; Graham Lake, Director General, CANSO; Akbar Al Baker, CEO, Qatar Airways;  Dr Tidu Maini, Executive Chairman, Qatar Science and Technology Park; Patrick K Y, Executive Director, SESAR Joint Undertaking; Aaron Heslehurst, News Anchor and  Presenter, BBC World Television; Adel Ali, CEO, Air Arabia; Stefan Pichler, CEO, Jazeera Airways; Abdul Wahab Teffaha, Secretary General, AACO; Dr Sani Sener, CEO, TAV Group; Dr Temel Kotil, President and CEO, Turkish Airlines; Dr Majdi Sabri, VP – MENA, IATA; Dr Othman Al Khoury, GM, Gulf Center for Aviation Studies – ADAC; Curits Grad, CEO, Airport International Group, Jordan and Capt Chris Schroder, Head – CSR, energy and environment, Qatar Airways.



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Born August 3, 1960 in Monastir, Tunisia
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  • Bahrain Tribune
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  • Bahrain Television News
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  • University of Bahrain
  • MA  Mass Communications, University of Leicester
  • BA  in English & US literature and studies, University of Tunis

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