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Industry Partners Support Forum

Las Vegas McCarran International Airport today announced that it has secured the support of many of the aviation
industry’s top partners as sponsors for the inaugural Las Vegas World Aviation
Forum, to be held this Oct. 24-26 in Las Vegas.Among sponsors for the Forum are:

  —ARINC - The world leader in transportation communications and systems
  —Bechtel - A global engineering, construction and project management
company with more than a century of experience on complex projects in
challenging locations.
  —Boeing Commercial Airplanes - Global aircraft manufacturer with
three-quarters of the world’s fleet with nearly 12,000 jetliners in
  —Citigroup Global Markets - Part of the Citigroup family. Citigroup is
a pre-eminent financial services company, with some 200 million
customer accounts in more than 100 countries.
  —Commercial Aviation Today - a daily electronic newsletter for more than 8,300 airline, airport and aviation vendor executive subscribers
around the world.
  —Enterasys - Provides enterprise customers with innovative network
infrastructure products, services and solutions that deliver the
security, productivity and adaptability benefits required by Global
2000 organizations.
  —HMSHost - World-renowned for creating innovative concession plans in
travel venues, HMSHost has revenues of $1.6 billion and is a wholly
owned subsidiary of Autogrill S.p.A.
  —Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority - Charged with marketing
Southern Nevada as a tourism and convention destination worldwide, and also with operating the Las Vegas Convention Center and Cashman Center.
  —Lucent Technologies - partner of choice for the world’s leading
service providers, governments and enterprises by helping them
create, build and maintain the most innovative, reliable and cost-
effective communications networks and meet their customers’ growing
needs through the rapid deployment of new communication services.
  —Pierce Goodwin Alexander & Linville (PGAL), a global engineering and
architecture firm.
  —Ricondo & Associates - A full-service aviation consulting firm
providing consulting services that fulfill the needs of airport
owners and operators, airlines, and federal and state agencies in
facilities and operations planning, environmental planning, and
financial planning.
  —Symbol Technologies - A recognized worldwide leader in enterprise
mobility, delivering products and solutions that capture, move and
manage information in real-time to and from the point of business

  “The support of so many of the aviation industry’s top partners is an
honor and a testament to our event’s relevance in such a time of turmoil for
the industry,” said the airport’s Director of Aviation Randall H. Walker.  “We
look forward to having these partners join us in playing host in two weeks to
airline, airport and other aviation industry executives from around the

  Confirmed panelists for the event include:

  —B. Ben Baldanza - Spirit Airlines, Chief Operating Officer
  —Mark Dunkerley - Hawaiian Airlines, President and Chief Operating
  —Hwang Teng Aun - Singapore Airlines Cargo, President
  —Doug Parker - new merged US Airways, Chairman, President and CEO


  More information about the Forum, including registration information, is
available on the event’s Web site at
  The Las Vegas World Aviation Forum will bring together industry leaders -
including executives from airlines, airports, vendors and governments - from
around the world.  The Forum is informal, with no lengthy presentations and a
conversational format designed to foster discussion, provoke debate and elicit
ideas.  The audience is encouraged to participate, as some of the industry’s
most important stakeholders candidly discuss the day’s hot issues for
commercial aviation executives.
  The Las Vegas World Aviation Forum is being co-organized by GCW
Consulting, a strategic consultancy for organizations in the aviation sector
and a pioneer of similar events in the United States and China.