Jordan set to host the 6th edition of the Arab Aviation Summit

Monday 18 July 2016

Dubai - MENA Herald: Jordan has been announced as the official host for the 6th edition of the Arab Aviation Summit – the most prominent aviation and tourism event within the region focusing on trends, insights and opportunities driving the continuous growth and development of the avia-tourism industry in the Arab world.

Described as the ‘voice of the industry,’ the summit is an industry initiative launched in 2011 and is organized on an annual basis in collaboration with aviation and tourism leaders, government entities, media heavy-weights and other well-entrenched organizations, to lead the discussion on a variety of topics relevant to key stakeholders and aviation commentators.

Set to be held under the patronage of H.E Minister of Tourism and Antiquities, Lina Annab, this year’s edition will take place at the Dead Sea in Jordan on 5th and 6th December 2016. The theme of the forthcoming summit will be ‘Linking Cultures, Driving Economies’ to draw attention to the interdependent roles the Aviation and Tourism sectors play in contributing to the greater economic development of the region.

Dr. Abed Al Razzaq Arabiyat, Managing Director of Jordan Tourism Board said: “We remain committed to actively promoting Jordan as a world-class travel destination. Hosting the prestigious Arab Aviation Summit 2016 will only strengthen our efforts in further showcasing the country’s attractive and wide-ranging tourism offerings. A highly recognized aviation forum that gathers top industry players and media organizations, the summit will serve to forge new partnerships with key stakeholders, while cementing the role of the aviation and tourism sectors in generating economic growth across the Arab world.”

Fouad Attar, Managing Director of Airbus Middle East said: “We are proud of our strong partnership with Air Arabia and our continued association with the Arab Aviation Summit since its inception. The 6th edition of the Summit will bring in-depth analysis and insights to a captive audience from across the Arab region, and as the forum’s strategic partner we look forward to discussing Airbus’ latest market forecast, innovations and opportunities that await the industry.”

Last year, the event took place in Manama, the capital of the Kingdom of Bahrain under the patronage and presence of His Excellency Kamal bin Ahmed Mohamed, Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, Kingdom of Bahrain, drawing more than 200 participants from 15 countries.

“We are looking forward to taking part in this strategic forum that connects industry experts, decision makers and media stakeholders while keeping track of all the new developments that will shape its future direction and the wider impact on the growth of the Arab economy” said Adel Al Ali, Group Chief Executive Officer of Air Arabia.

Key findings and outcomes from the Summit are compiled and developed into a white paper report, which is later presented to regulators and decision makers from both public and private sectors, and followed up by a course of action.

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