The ninth edition of the Arab region’s leading aviation industry event, the Arab Aviation Summit (AAS) is all set to be held from February 28 to March 2 at the Al Hamra International Exhibition & Conference Centre, Ras Al Khaimah.
Organized by Dubai-based retail specialist agency, PLM Middle East, the event will bring together global experts to discuss the theme “Roadmap to Recovery” as the industry prepares for a post-pandemic economy.
Endorsed by Arab Governments, AAS 2022 will be hosted by Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA) for the second year in a row and supported by global industry partners like Airbus, CFM, Air Arabia and Alpha Aviation Academy amongst others.
“Our knowledge of the region and its protagonists allows us to help our Portuguese partners to find and consolidate business opportunities and develop new projects. That is also what we will do now at this Arab Aviation Summit. This Summit will bring together global experts to rethink aviation and tourism for the future, and understand how the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic crisis can help the industry prepare for future global disruptions, adapt and emerge stronger and more resilient.”
During AAS, industry experts will discuss the role aviation and tourism will play towards economic recovery post the pandemic, talk about best practices taken in the past years and how the industry has shown resilience to elevate the tourism and aviation sector. A white paper, based on reviews of participants, will be created post the Summit.
Speakers at the summit include:
- Mr. Maen Razouqi, CEO, Kuwait Airways
- Mr. Adel Al Ali, Group CEO, Air Arabia
- Mr. Mikail Houari, President for Africa and Middle East, Airbus
- Mr. Athanasios Titonis, CEO, Ras Al Khaimah International Airport,
- Mr. Kamil Al-Awadhi, Regional Vice President Africa & Middle East, IATA
- Mr. Kuljit S. Ghata-Aura, President, Middle East, Turkey and Africa, Boeing
Hailed as the ‘voice of the industry’, the AAS marks the partnership of the three key players in the travel and tourism industry, the public sector, private sector, and media. Organized annually, the event highlights the trends, insights and opportunities driving the continued growth and development of the Arab aviation and tourism industry.