This year’s edition of the Global Investment in Aviation Summit is fast approaching, with the event scheduled to take place from January 27-29, 2019, at Intercontinental Dubai Festival City.
Over 30 countries will take part in the event, including Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Morocco, Lebanon, Jordan, the US, UK, Hong Kong, India, Australia, Canada, Germany, Italy, France, Ireland, Ukraine, Albania, Brazil, Malaysia, Nigeria and many more.
Taking place with a ‘Linking Developed and Emerging Markets through Attractive Aviation Investment Opportunities’ theme, the event will feature various panel discussions for professionals, investors and business leaders to share knowledge and extrapolate current economic conditions and opportunities in the aviation and air transport sector.
Official speakers at the event include senior officials and economic figures such as Minister of Economy and chairman of the board of directors, General Civil Aviation Authority in the UAE, HE Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri; CEO, Oman Airports, HE Aimen bin Ahmed Al Hosani; head of privatisation and investments, General Authority of Civil Aviation in Saudi Arabia, Engr. Alaa Samman; vice president sales and marketing, Munich Airport, Lorenzo Di Loreto; and chief commercial officer, Vinci Airports, Pierre-Hugues Schmit.
The first day of the Global Investment in Aviation Summit will include a special event for ministers and heads of transport agencies, entitled ‘The Vision of Global Aviation Leaders in the Field of Aviation Investment and Sustainability’. The summit will also include panel discussions on ‘Investment in Airports: Models of Investment and Incentive to Strengthen the Global Airport Infrastructure’, ‘UAE Vision and Platform to Invest in the Aviation Sector’, ‘Next and Innovative Steps to Invest in New Aviation Sectors’ and ‘Global Aviation Finance’.
Director General, General Civil Aviation Authority, HE Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi remarked: “Over the past years, the UAE has been able to achieve a distinguished economic and investment position. It has become a major engine of growth and an important economic benchmark not only locally, but also in the region as a whole. The UAE, through its efforts to promote it in various international forums, has become a major destination for business and investment from around the world.”
Al Suwaidi continued: “The UAE has unique qualifications that complement and harmonise via its seven emirates, making it an ideal venue to showcase the most important investment opportunities offered by the aviation and air transport industry. The UAE is one of the leading countries in this area, as it is not only a leader in organising major economic events, but also has strong and distinctive economic positions, with investors and companies being recognised for the business opportunities in the sector that meet their growing aspirations for growth and expansion.”