* More than 40 high-level industry experts will speak at the summit
Following the success of last year’s CAPA Qatar Aviation Aeropolitical and Regulatory Summit, the first summit of its kind held in the Middle East, Qatar Airways has said it looks forward to welcoming industry leaders, national regulatory authorities, international and regional aviation organisations, and air transport executives from around the world to Doha next month for the second edition.
This important summit will see senior aviation decision-makers from across the public and private sector gather for two days, February 5 and 6, to discuss the latest issues and developments regarding international aviation regulation. Qatar Airways Group chief executive HE Akbar al-Baker said, “Given the complex global regulatory environment airlines operate in, I am pleased that this summit will gather high-level industry experts from both the public and private sectors to engage in meaningful discussion on the issues and challenges faced by our industry.”
CAPA – Centre for Aviation chairman emeritus Peter Harbison added, “With vastly different aviation regulation across the globe, it is essential that we continue an open dialogue on the issues and opportunities that come with open skies and market access. We are pleased to partner with Qatar Airways again this year to provide this high-level platform of discussion for senior decision makers across the industry to engage and learn from each other.”
Key industry figures set to speak at the event include HE al-Baker; IAG CEO Willie Walsh; co-ordinator for Transport and Tourism in the European Parliament, Jose Ramon Bauza Diaz; European Commission director-general - Mobility and Transport, Henrik Hololei; IATA CEO and director-general, Alexandre de Juniac; Kuwait Airways CEO Kamil al-Awadhi; Royal Jordanian CEO Stefan Pichler; RwandAir CEO Yvonne Manzi Makolo; US Department of Transportation director - International Office of Aviation, Brian Hedberg; Malaysian Aviation Commission director of Aviation Development, Germal Singh Khera; African Airlines Association secretary-general Abderahmane Berthe; and AACO secretary-General Abdul Wahab Teffaha.
Registration is still open for the event through qatar20.capaevents.com
CAPA - Centre for Aviation (CAPA), part of the Aviation Week Network, is the leading provider of independent aviation market intelligence, analysis and data services covering worldwide developments. CAPA’s global C-level and corporate travel summits are held in key aviation markets around the world, attracting executive level speakers, attendees and leading stakeholders of the global commercial aviation industry.
Qatar Airways currently operates a fleet of more than 250 aircraft via its hub, Hamad International Airport, to more than 160 destinations worldwide. The airline will add Osaka, Japan; Santorini, Greece; Dubrovnik, Croatia; Almaty and Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan; Accra, Ghana; Cebu, the Philippines; Lyon, France; Trabzon, Turkey; Siem Reap, Cambodia and Luanda, Angola, to its extensive network in 2020.