The inaugural Middle East Aviation and Media Summit will address challenges facing the aviation sector.
The first-of-its-kind summit, being held today (25 January) at the InterContinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City, is organized by Air Arabia, the region’s leading low-cost airline, in association with CNBC Arabiya TV.
The summit aims to create a constructive dialogue between today’s business leaders and the region’s media community by providing a platform for insightful discussion on the current trends and challenges faced by the aviation sector, a statement said.
The event has a special emphasis on low-cost airlines in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
The summit comprises panel of expert speakers, including Adel Ali, group chief executive officer, Air Arabia Group; Fouad Attar, senior vice president – commercial, Middle East & North Africa, Airbus; Dr Mahdi Mattar, head of research and chief economist at CAPM Investment; and Shukor Yousuf, editorial director, Singapore, Standard and Poor’s. The event will be moderated by Eithne Treanor, CNBC’s special correspondent in the Middle East.
Commenting on the Summit, Ali said: “The Middle East Aviation and Media Summit has been specifically planned to create a robust platform for dialogue and information exchange between two key stakeholder groups – the industry and media. We are confident that the discussions will yield clear insights on the challenges and opportunities for the aviation sector.”