|Dr. Waleed Youssef, |
Chief Strategy Officer,
• Medina Airport is the first PPP project for the aviation
industry in the Gulf region
• Phase 1 of the project valued at US$ 1 billion
Dubai, UAE, 13th of August, 2011: Arabian Reach is excited to announce that TAV
Airports Holding, one of the world’s leading airport operators, will be taking
part in the Emerging Markets Airport Suppliers Conference (EMASC 2011), to be
held on 12th & 13th December 2011 at the Al Bustan Rotana hotel in Dubai.
The conference focuses on major airport projects under construction and
expansion in the Emerging Markets of the Middle East, Africa, Asia & Eastern
Europe and will provide updates on new solutions and technologies available in
the market for efficiency, safety, speed and comfort in airports. It is estimated
that Emerging Markets have allocated more than US$150 billion for airport
development projects over the next few years.
“As a key supporter of EMASC 2011, TAV Airports has been given an opportunity
to address the conference and share their experiences, achievements and
future projects with those present in the audience,” said Raj Menon, General
Manager of Arabian Reach, the organizers of the event. “Interestingly, they
have chosen to make a presentation on the gulf region’s first public-private
partnership (PPP) project for the aviation industry - Saudi Arabia’s Medina
Airport, for which they recently won tender for operating rights for next 25
“We are sure this presentation by TAV Airports will add a dynamic element to
the conference’s agenda and the information on the Medina Airport project will
be hugely beneficial to suppliers and other attendees at the conference,” he
Saudi Arabia is considered one of the most important economies of Arabian
Peninsula and the Middle East; its two major cities Mecca and Medina are the
most significant places of the Islamic World attracting millions of pilgrimage
visitors every year providing a big boost to its aviation industry.
The first phase of the Medina Airport project, valued at US $1 billion, will
double the Medina airport’s capacity from four million to eight million
passengers per year, through construction of a new terminal building and the
renovation of the runway, apron and taxiway systems. Phase two is planned for
the next decade and will further increase capacity to 16 million passengers.
TAV Airports currently operates Istanbul Atatürk Airport, Ankara Esenboga
Airport, Izmir Adnan Menderes Airport International Terminal and Antalya
Gazipasa Airport in Turkey as well as two airports each in Georgia, Tunisia and
Macedonia. TAV Airport officials will be on hand during sessions to share their
knowledge and experiences in managing these projects.
A large number of high-profile speakers have already confirmed their
participation in EMASC 2011. The roster will be led by the Mohamed Abed,
Director General, King Abdul Aziz International Airport, who will deliver
the keynote address at the event. Other high-profile speakers include: 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. Many others are under invitation and their names will be announced
Besides TAV Airports, EMASC 2011 is supported by GATE (German Airport
Technology & Equipment, Middle East Aerospace Consortium, Iraq Aerospace
group, Green Aviation and Logistics Group.
EMASC has a select number of sponsorship opportunities and delegate
passes available for companies and individuals that would like to attend or
associate their brand with the conference. We will be pleased to discuss your
requirements and are sure to have a package that suits your needs. We will
provide you with either one of our standard packages or together we can plan
to customize to meet your individual needs and budgets.