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2nd Annual India and Middle East Aviation and Tourism Summit

Event:2nd Annual India and Middle East Aviation and Tourism Summit

Where:The Grand Hyatt, Mumbai, India

When:27 – 28 April 2006

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The aviation and tourism industries of India and the Middle East are booming, but huge investment is required to develop the necessary airline and airport capacity and to bring tourism infrastructure to world-class levels. Government estimates in India alone point to a requirement for up to USD50 billion by the year 2015.

Following on from the resounding success of last year’s event, which was attended by 300 delegates, this 2nd Annual Aviation & Tourism Investor Summit focusing on India and the Middle East, will bring together investors with aviation and tourism industry operators, entrepreneurs and governments to discuss the emerging opportunities and the challenges to be addressed. Established by industry specialists, the Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation has designed a landmark conference for 2006.

Programme Highlights

  • Developing World Class Airports for India: What are international Investors Looking For?
  • Middle East Airports: A Vision for Long Term Economic Development
  • Low Cost Carrier Panel CEO – Sustainable Expansion
  • Government Tourism Policy and Masterplans
  • Investing in the Region’s Travel Industry: Hotels, Entertainment and Distribution

Key issues include the interplay between infrastructure capacity and competition between airline hubs and traffic growth in the region.

A number of the region’s airlines will detail their plans looking towards the stockmarket for public listings later this year, while investors and low cost airline CEO’s will discuss potential returns in the competitive marketplace, and the potential growth of the corporate jet and fractional ownership market in the region’s booming economy’s.

This event also looks a general travel industry investment opportunities that aviation development is creating including hotels and entertainment complexes.

Other Highlights Include:

  • Presentation of CAPA Annual Awards for Excellence in Aviation
  • Market Perspective: Creating an Investment-Grade Airline
  • Special Address: Case Study: Landmark Tourism Development Projects
  • Special Topic: Making Tourism Affordable with discussion from Stelios Haji-Ioannou and Tony Fernandes.
  • Over 10 hours of direct networking time including a Welcome Reception and Gala Dinner

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