RAS AL KHAIMAH- The 2014 Arab Aviation and Media Summit (“AAMS”), the Arab world’s leading aviation and tourism event, today announced an array of high-level speakers for its fourth edition, which will be held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah on September 24th, 2014 at the Hamra Convention Center in Ras Al Khaimah, UAE.
With the theme for this year’s summit focused on Aviation and Tourism: Common Vision and Purpose – local and regional industry experts and media will discuss the symbiotic relationship between tourism and aviation as well as its impact on the social and economic growth of the Arab world.
Guest speakers include His Excellency Engr. Sheikh Salem Bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Chairman – Department of Civil Aviation (DCA), Ras Al Khaimah; Abdul Wahab Teffaha, Secretary General – Arab Air Carriers Organization (AACO); Laila Ali Bin Hareb Al Muhari, Asisstant Director General – General Strategy & International Affairs, UAE General Civil Aviation Authority; Fouad Attar, Managing Director, Airbus Middle East; Paul-Frank Bijou, CEO – Airbus Prosky; Steven Rice, CEO – RAK Tourism & Development Authority; Adel A. Ali, Group CEO – Air Arabia; Hussein Dabbas, Regional Vice President – International Air Transport Association (IATA), Ivan Jakovljevic, Head of Travel – Google and many other industry experts.
Now in its fourth year, the AAMS is proud to welcome back long-term associates such as, Airbus Group, Air Arabia, CFM, IATA, and AACO in addition to many other participants from the media world; this year’s edition is held in partnership with Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAK TDA).
Commenting on the events, Steven Rice, CEO – RAK Tourism & Development Authority said: “We are delighted to welcome such an esteemed band of distinguished speakers from across the aviation and tourism spectrum to Ras Al Khaimah for the fourth annual Arab Aviation and Media Summit. All are true experts in their chosen fields and will provide a stimulating discussion on the link between aviation and tourism which I’m sure all attendees will find engaging and informative.”
Adel A. Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer of Air Arabia said: “In the GCC and wider Arab World, there is strong potential for consistent growth in both the aviation and tourism sectors which will bring employment opportunities and encourage investment into the region. The discussion at the fourth Arab Aviation and Media Summit will provide insight as to how future opportunities in the region can be captured which have the potential to provide widespread benefits across the Arab world.”
Fouad Attar, Managing Director, Airbus Middle East said “The Middle East’s passenger traffic is expected to grow by 7.1 per cent annually, and it has become more critical than ever to discuss the most important commercial aviation-related issues and drive a source of innovative solutions. The Arab Aviation & Media Summit is a unique platform where constructive dialogue between various industry peers is built around discussing the future of aviation from both local and global perspectives. We look forward to show-casing Airbus’s latest innovations and initiatives at this year’s summit”.
The summit is open for industry peers and media.