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Airport expansion projects in emerging markets worth $160bn

Airport expansion projects in emerging markets worth $160bn

Arabian Reach, the UAE-based company specialising in exhibitions and events management across the region, has revealed that suppliers in the emerging markets are set to capitalise on the $160bn worth of airport expansion projects in Asia, Far East, Russia, CIS, Middle East, Africa and South America.

The increasing opportunities in this sector will be in focus at the second edition of the Emerging Markets Airport Suppliers Conference & Exhibition (EMASCE) that will be held under the patronage of Dubai World Central on November 21 & 22, 2012, at the Al Bustan Rotana Hotel, Dubai. This follows the highly successful inaugural edition of the event held last year which saw the participation of 40 exhibitors and 300 delegates.

Several high-profile participants and exhibitors have confirmed their presence at the 2012 edition, including Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC), King Abdul Aziz International Airport (KAIA), King Khalid International Airport - Riyadh, President of Infra Aero - Brazil, CEO of GMR India, CEO of GVK - India, CEO of Moroccan Airports Authority (ONDA - Morocco), Iraq Civil Aviation Authority, General Civil Aviation Authority of Saudi Arabia (GACC), Ministry of Transport, Juba - South Sudan, Minister of Transport - Libya, Minister of Transport - Afghanistan, Director of Benghazi International Airport - Libya, Tripoli International Airport - Libya, among others.

The second edition of EMASCE assumes greater significance because it will be held in conjunction with the 3rd Emerging Markets Airports (EMA) Awards function on November 21, 2012, and is expected to be one of the world’s largest Airports Gala dinner events and will recognise excellence in 23 categories of airports industry.

Raj Menon, General Manager, Arabian Reach, said, “We believe that EMASCE will present the perfect platform for industry players to network, discuss challenges and opportunities, and build relations with potential clients in the emerging markets, especially at a time when there are billions of dollars worth of airport expansion projects currently underway. With the 3rd EMA Awards being held in conjunction with EMASCE 2012, we expect significant interest and participation at the event this year.”


The EMA awards will evaluate a broad spectrum of product and service touch points across the airport experience, covering a wide spectrum of passenger types. The awards ceremony will once again be a relaxed and informal setting bringing together key airport industry personnel from around the world.