Building on the phenomenal success of last year’s event, the WRDSS, which this year takes place in Abu Dhabi alongside the World Route Development Forum, will reinforce itself as the global thought-leadership platform for airlines, airports, governments, network planning, travel and tourism, air cargo, and economic development authorities, and will provide the perfect platform for facilitates networking and learning.
Over 400 of the most informed minds in aviation will gather under the same roof to debate and discuss how they can work together to develop successful strategies for overcoming the challenges that the aviation industry has and will face in the coming 12-18 months, as well as capitalizing on the opportunities available in growth markets and new technologies. The summit will tackle key topics such as taxation, rising oil prices, aeropolitics, environmental factors, sustainable route development, economic development, and general regional perspectives on aviation and its continued industry growth.
The conference speakers’ list includes renowned names in the international aviation community from airlines, airports, air transport regulatory bodies, and organizations such as James Bennett, Chief Executive Officer, Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC); James Hogan, Chief Executive Officer, Etihad; Rosemarie S. Andolino, Commissioner, Chicago Department of Aviation; Alex Cruz, Chief Executive Officer, Vueling; Olivier Jankovec, Director General, ACI Europe; Chris Zweigenthal, Chief Executive, Airlines Association of Southern Africa;and Dr. Maurício Emboaba Moreira, Senior Advisor, GOL Transportes Aereos, to name a few.
James E. Bennett, Chief Executive Officer of ADAC, commented, “ADAC is proud to host the World Route Development Forum and the Strategy Summit as it provides us with a unique opportunity to welcome key prestigious aviation experts here in Abu Dhabi.” Bennett added: “Alongside the agenda of meetings and networking opportunities, the Strategy Summit will provide an excellent platform for aviation specialists from around the globe to discuss current and future opportunities and challenges facing the air transport industry on an international, regional, and local scale. Being in the heart of the fastest-growing region in [the] aviation worldwide, Abu Dhabi is the right place for people to meet.”