Airport Modernization Summit 2016

Airport Modernization Summit 2016, co-hosted by GACA (General Authority of Civil Aviation), began at the Four Seasons Hotel in Riyadh. The premier event is being held under the patronage of His Royal Highness Dr. Abdulaziz bin Naser Al Saud and His Royal Highness Abdullah Bin Turki Bin Nasser. The summit is at the fore front of outlining the evolution of smart and futuristic airports in the kingdom of Saudi Arabia.


Day one of the summit hosted ten distinguished VIP delegates such as His Royal Highness Abdulaziz Bin Nasser Al Saud-Chairman, HRH Dr. Abdulaziz Bin Nasser Al Saud Center for Research & Strategic Studies; His Royal Highness Abdullah Bin Turki Bin Nasser-Chairman, Arabasco; Mr. Abdullah Alzahrani – General Director of Engineering Department , General Authority of Civil Aviation ( GACA); Mr. Abdulbasit Alsalafi – General Director of Operations Department , General Authority of Civil Aviation (GACA);HE Ambassador Geert Criel , Embassy of Belgium; HE Hemedi I. Meaza- Ambassador, Embassy of Tanzania; HE Abdelbasit Badawi Ali Elsanosi- Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Sudan; Mr. Chris Watts – Consul General- Director, Embassy of Switzerland; HE Ibrahim Khamis- Deputy Ambassador, Embassy of Kenya and HE Iya Tidjani- Ambassador, Embassy of Cameroon.

The day one of the summit also hosted illustrious panelists and speakers, including thought leaders, industry experts and solution providers. Key presentations were delivered by Mr. Kis Ferenc – Head of Environmental Protection, Budapest Airport Zrt; Mr. Cem Aslantas – Head of Project Management Office, TAV Information Technologies. The day one proceeding was chaired by Mr. Terry Smith- Managing Director, Bluewater Global Advisors, LLC. The other key sponsors of the conference are; TAV Information Technologies, BDS, AlShair Group, SIKA, Implant Sciences Corporation, Build Air, Kansai Paint, L3 Security & Detection Systems, Champion Door, CEM Systems, Al Fajer Establishment, Juniper Networks, Advanced Technology Services, Saudi Tabreed and SITA showcased some of their latest technology that contributes towards the modernization of Airports.

Summit is being conceptualized in line with GACA’s and Kingdom’s vision co-organized by SEMARK Group and Nispana.


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