Arabian Reach, one of the UAE’s progressive event organiser and publisher, have announced the support of Middle East region’s two leading aviation organizations – Dubai World Central (DWC) and Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA), for the Emerging Markets Airport Suppliers Conference (EMASC 2011). The announcement comes on the back of Dubai Airport’s and KAIA’s aim to source state-of-the-art technology, products and services for their estimated spending of US$ 7.8 billion and US$7.5 billion respectively towards expansion and upgrade of their airport facilities.
EMASC 2011 will take place on December 7 -8, 2011 at the Al Bustan Rotana Hotel, Dubai (UAE). The two day conference, co-hosted by Media Sultan Group, will provide a key networking and learning opportunity to all participating attendees. The conference will gather over 30 high profile key speakers who will provide insights into major airport projects under expansion, construction and infrastructure development in the Emerging Markets of the MENA, Asia & Eastern Europe as well as present an overview on new solutions and technologies available in market for efficiency, safety, speed and comfort in airports. The event comes at a time when the emerging markets are estimated to have allocated US$150 billion for airport development over the next few years.
“We are pleased to be associated with Arabian Reach for this conference,” commented Eng. Muhammad Abed, Director General of KAIA. “Our airport is currently approaching a period of significant rebuilding, and we believe EMASC 2011 is a good opportunity for us to see a range of suppliers and contractors in one place within a short span of just two days which will save us significant amount of planning time as well as help us to keep up-to-date with latest developments in the airport sector.”
“EMASC 2011 conference is one of the latest in a series of conferences that Arabian Reach has been conducting in UAE, Saudi Arabia and Iraq in the recent times,” said Raj Menon, General Manager of Arabian Reach. “The airport industry is constantly evolving as new trends and technologies shape an ever-changing landscape that is becoming more and more competitive, cost-effective, clean, safe and secure. With this in mind, we felt that we should proactively bring major suppliers and airport developers together with the aim of building long term sustainable partnerships between them Our heartfelt gratitude to Dubai World Central (DWC) and Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz International Airport (KAIA) for supporting us in this endeavour.”“Dubai World Central will be using the Conference to Source latest technology ,products and services and a high level panel of decision makers will be at hand to discuss their requirements with the suppliers” added Raj Menon
Prominent international and regional aviation officials and experts who have confirmed their participation so far include Mohamed Abed, Director General, King Abdul Aziz International Airport;; 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, V.P., Bangalore International Airport; Niren Choudhari, Sr. Manager, Alcatel Lucent; Dr. Khaled Almazroui, General Manager, Fujairah International Airport; and Tahir Abdulla, Director, Sulaymaniyah International Airport.
The conference is also supported by GATE (German Airport Technology & Equipment, Middle East Aerospace Consortium, Iraq Aerospace group, Green Aviation and Logistics Group and TAV Airports.