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Hong Kong Prepares for Interiors Expo

Presidents, Senior Vice Presidents, CEO’s and Managing Directors in the airline industry are gearing up for the Asia Pacific region’s first Aircraft Interiors Expo, being staged at the Hong Kong Conference and Exhibition Centre, on September 14th, 15th and 16th 2005.  Aircraft Interiors Expo Hong Kong 2005 will showcase many of the best technologies launched earlier this year in Hamburg, along with a host of additional products that are of specific relevance to Asian airline operators. In addition to aircraft interiors and cabin service managers, Aircraft Interiors Expo is also attended by many airline CEOs,  Senior Vice Presidents and airline executives responsible for first class and business class products.Airbus chose Aircraft Interiors Expo Hamburg 2005 to reveal the interior of its A380 and Boeing will be unveiling their next step in the future of flight at Aircraft Interiors Expo Hong Kong 2005. More than 150 airlines and 10,652 visitors came to Aircraft Interiors Expo 2005 in Hamburg and Tony Robinson, CEO, UKIP Media & Events, organiser of the show, is equally excited by the number of high quality companies exhibiting in Asia and the business opportunities that Aircraft Interiors Expo Hong Kong 2005 will create for companies to source new manufacturing partners and suppliers and exchange news and views about future cabin concepts,
“The Asian airline industry is clearly definable as the next major growth centre for the passenger airline business and the Asian airlines will have a determination to ensure that they are competing for the business in the international sector. This will necessitate huge investment into new aircraft and the re-fitting and up-grading of existing aircraft. Another feature will be the requirement to expand first class and business class capacity in line with the rapidly growing affluence of business and private travellers in the region. Most of this investment will of course be going into the interior and cabin environment and that in its own right underlines the importance of bringing Aircraft Interiors Expo into Asia.”
The Aircraft Interiors Expo Hong Kong Conference features prominent leaders in their fields who will be providing researched insights into market forecasts for Asia; forecasts for low cost airlines and economy travel for the next ten years; the IFE market forecast; airlines expectations of BFE suppliers and OEM’s now and in the future; who really chooses the airline when purchasing business class travel; using technology to improve the passenger experience; the way forward with upgrading your airlines cabin; how to achieve innovation in design and branding for the successful future of your airline etc.
Speakers include Chris Tay, Senior Vice President Engineering of Singapore based Valuair, Tony Tyler, COO Cathay Pacific Airways, Tom Boozer, Senior Vice President, Products and Services, Malaysia based Aero Nimbus Aircraft Sdn Bhd,  Seb Mackinnon, Procurement Manager, Avionics & Cabin Interiors, Qantas, Klaus Brauer, Director- Passenger Satisfaction & Revenue, Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Rob Morton, Program Consultant, The Disney Institute and Boeing Commercial Airplanes, Reudiger Fuchs, Senior Vice President, Airbus, Colin Stuart, Vice President Marketing, Airbus, Doug McVitie, Managing Director Arran Aerospace, David Hedley-Noble, President/CEO Aerobrand, Ingo Wuggetzer, Vice President Cabin Innovation and Design, Airbus, Charles Ogilvie, Director of In-flight Entertainment & Partnerships, Virgin America and more….