Thursday, July 14, 2011

Dubai World Central & King Abdulaziz International Airport lend support to Airport Suppliers Conference in Dubai

Emerging Market Airports to spend more than US$160 Billion on Expansion.

30 CEO’s to provide insights to their Airport Projects

Sunday, July 13, 2011: Arabian Reach, one of the UAE’s progressive event organiser
and publisher, have announced the support of Middle East region’s two leading
aviation organizations – Dubai World Central (DWC) and Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz
International Airport (KAIA), for the Emerging Markets Airport Suppliers Conference
(EMASC 2011). The announcement comes on the back of Dubai Airport’s and KAIA’s
aim to source state-of-the-art technology, products and services for their estimated
spending of US$ 7.8 billion and US$7.5 billion respectively towards expansion and
upgrade of their airport facilities.

EMASC 2011 will take place on December 11-12, 2011 at the Al Bustan Rotana Hotel,
Dubai (UAE). The two day conference, co-hosted by Media Sultan Group, will provide a
key networking and learning opportunity to all participating attendees. The conference
will gather over 30 high profile key speakers who will provide insights into major airport
projects under construction and expansion in the Emerging Markets of the MENA, Asia
& Eastern Europe as well as present an overview on new solutions and technologies
available in market for efficiency, safety, speed and comfort in airports. The event
comes at a time when the Emerging Markets are estimated to have allocated more than
US$160 billion for airport development over the next few years.

“We are pleased to be associated with Arabian Reach for this conference,” commented
Eng. Muhammad Abed, Director General of KAIA. “Our airport is currently approaching a
period of significant rebuilding, and we believe EMASC 2011 is a good opportunity for us
to see a range of suppliers and contractors in one place within a short span of just two
days which will save us significant amount of planning time as well as help us to keep
up-to-date with latest developments in the airport sector.”

“EMASC 2011 conference is one of the latest in a series of conferences that Arabian
Reach has been conducting in UAE, Saudi Arabia and Iraq in the recent times,” said Raj
Menon, General Manager of Arabian Reach. “The airport sector is constantly evolving
as new trends and technologies shape an ever-changing landscape that is becoming
more and more efficient, cost-effective, clean, safe and secure. With this in mind, we felt
that we should proactively bring major suppliers and airport developers together with the
aim of building ‘win-win’ sustainable partnerships between them. Our heartfelt gratitude
to Dubai World Central (DWC) and Saudi Arabia’s King Abdulaziz International Airport
(KAIA) for supporting us in this endeavour. Key decision makers from various emerging
airports will be at hand at the conference to discuss their requirements, know the new
products and technologies, capabilities and capacities of the contractors, manufacturers
and suppliers in the region.”

Prominent international and regional aviation officials and experts who have confirmed
their participation so far include Mohamed Abed, Director General, King Abdul Aziz
International Airport;; Dr. Waleed Youssef, Chief Strategy Officer, TAV Airports
Holding; Dio Papiomytis, Principal Consultant, Frost & Sullivan, EIA – London; Ali Salhi,
Chairman, Kirkuk International Airport; Ali Jawad, Director, Baghdad International
Airport; Talar Faiq, Director, Erbil International Airport; Martin Wambuya, Chairman,

Kenya Airport; Hari Marar, V.P., Bangalore International Airport; Niren Choudhari, Sr.
Manager, Alcatel Lucent; Dr. Khaled Almazroui, General Manager, Fujairah International
Airport; and Tahir Abdulla, Director, Sulaymaniyah International Airport.

The conference is also supported by GATE (German Airport Technology & Equipment,
Middle East Aerospace Consortium, Iraq Aerospace group, Green Aviation and Logistics
Group and TAV Airports.

For more details of the conference, visit: www.emergingairports.com

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