World Routes Strategy Summit Attracts Leading Industry Experts

Over fifty CEOs and senior leaders will come together to discuss route development issues affecting aviation across the globe.

Taking place alongside World Routes in Durban on Sunday 20 & Monday 21 September, the World Routes Strategy Summit, sponsored by Oman Airports Management Company will see industry leaders engage in thought-provoking discussion that will set the commercial and political agenda for the aviation industry in the coming 12-18 months.

This year’s World Routes Strategy Summit will feature an on stage interview with Nico Bezuidenhout, Chief Eexcutive Officer, South African Airways and a presentation from Honourable Minister Richard Sealy, Minster of Tourism for Barbados and Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization.

Honourable Minister Richard Sealy will later be joined on stage by Tewolde Gebremariam, Chief Executive Officer, Ethiopian Airlines, whom he will interview for A day in the life of an airline CEO, a casual interview exploring the daily challenges he faces.

David Scowsill, President & CEO, World Travel & Tourism Council will deliver a Keynote address titled, Africa’s Future Travel Needs at the event and Angela Gittens, Director General, ACI World will also deliver a Keynote Adress on the opening day.

The World Routes Strategy Summit is open to all attending delegates and will open the 21st World Route Development Forum which will take place in Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal, marking the first time the event will take place in Africa.

The event will bring industry thought leaders under one roof to participate in a number of discussions covering topics affecting the industry today, such as air service development, infrastructure, airline challenges and growth concerns, new technologies and best practices.

Other senior airline personnel who will participate in the Summit include Vijay Poonoosamy, Vice President International & Public Affairs, Office of the President & CEO, Etihad Airways; Giorgio Callegari, Deputy CEO, Aeroflot; Edmund Makona, CEO, Air Zimbabwe; Chris Zwiegenthal, Chief Executive, Airlines Association of Southern Africa; Olivier Jankovec, Director General, ACI Europe; Evan Berg, Manager of International Planning, Southwest Airlines; Ali Tounsi, Secretary General, ACI Africa and Zhihang Chi, Vice President & General Manager, North America, Air China.

Visit our website to view the full Strategy Summit programme or for more information about World Routes 2015.