Mon, Aug 20, 2012
Discussions Set The Industry's Commercial And Political Agendas
The second World Route Development Strategy Summit (WRDSS), planned for Sunday 30 September to 1 October, will bring together thought leaders and decision makers from across the aviation sector under one roof to participate in discussions and debates that will set the commercial and political agenda for the industry, its organizers say.
The WRDSS, which this year takes place in Abu Dhabi alongside the World Route Development Forum, hopes to reinforce itself as the global thought-leadership platform for airlines, airports, governments, network planning, travel and tourism, air cargo, and economic development authorities and will provide the perfect platform for facilitates networking and learning.
Over 400 aviation industry professionals will gather to debate and discuss how they can work together to develop successful strategies for overcoming the challenges that the aviation industry has and will face in the coming 12-18 months, as well as capitalizing on the opportunities available in growth markets and new technologies. The summit will tackle key topics such as taxation, rising oil prices, aeropolitics, environmental factors, sustainable route development, economic development, and general regional perspectives on aviation and its continued industry growth.
The Conference speakers' list includes:
- James Bennett, Chief Executive Officer, Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC)
- James Hogan, Chief Executive Officer, Etihad
- Rosemarie S. Andolino, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Aviation
- Alex Cruz, Chief Executive Officer, Vueling
- Olivier Jankovec, Director General, ACI Europe; Chris Zweigenthal, Chief Executive, Airlines Association of Southern Africa
- Dr. Mauricio Emboaba Moreira, Senior Advisor, GOL Transportes Aereos
"ADAC is proud to host the World Route Development Forum and the Strategy Summit as it provides us with a unique opportunity to welcome key prestigious aviation experts here in Abu Dhabi," said James E. Bennett, Chief Executive Officer of ADAC. "Alongside the agenda of meetings and networking opportunities, the Strategy Summit will provide an excellent platform for aviation specialists from around the globe to discuss current and future opportunities and challenges facing the air transport industry on an international, regional and local scale. Being in the heart of the fastest growing region in aviation worldwide, Abu Dhabi is the right place for people to meet."
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