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GALF 2014 to discuss challenges for the aviation industry

HH Sheikh Ahmed addressing GALF 2013 in Dubai
HH Sheikh Ahmed addressing GALF 2013 in Dubai

The ever-growing aviation industry needs a strategy map which will be outlined by the new Supreme Committee. This new Committee will be headed by HH Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, president of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, chairman of Dubai Airports and chairman and chief executive of Emirates Airline and Group.

This decision was announced in lieu of the second edition of Global Airport Leaders’ Forum (GALF) that Dubai will host from 12-13 May at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC).

Sheikh Ahmed said: “The event mirrors the aviation industry’s robust growth and the region’s economic resilience, enabling decision-makers and other aviation industry professionals to explore latest technologies and identify future challenges, in order to further promote the success of a thriving aviation industry in the region.”

He further added: “Airports in the MENA region are projected to cater for 400 million passengers by 2020. Based on these forecasts, billions are being invested to provide additional capacity required to accommodate anticipated demand.”

Under the chairmanship of Sheikh Ahmed, members of the Supreme Committee will recommend key issues and topics for debate and discussion at the event. The Supreme Committee has been formed to guide and oversee the GALF-2014.

The committee members are senior management members of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority (DCAA), Dubai Airports, Emirates Airline & Group, dnata, Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) and Airport Show and GALF organisers, Reed Exhibitions Middle East.

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