The Future Aviation Forum 2022 kicks off in Riyadh on May 9

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Riyadh – Under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will tomorrow host the “Future Aviation Forum” for three days, organized by the General Civil Aviation Authority (GACA), at the King Abdulaziz International Conference Center in Riyadh.

GACA Chairman Abdulaziz bin Abdullah Al-Duailej said the forum represents a unique international event in the civil aviation sector as it provides an opportunity to exchange knowledge and ideas and learn about the best experiences and practices, to keep pace with rapid developments in the aviation market, emphasizing that the forum is dependent on the achievement of national resource and capability development goals and motivated by the unlimited support the industry of the Kingdom’s civil aviation benefits from the Saudi leadership, helping to enable national capabilities to compete locally and globally.

Al-Duailej said the event will be a significant turning point in the civil aviation industry locally and internationally given its outcomes, including the announcement of the authority’s initiative to unify procedures. and policies regarding health requirements to support the recovery of the sector after the emergence of the coronavirus. pandemic.

He revealed that more than 50 agreements and memorandums of understanding will be signed, worth billions, in addition to launching several important policies and strategies for the civil aviation sector and signing a large number of partnerships between the government and private sectors.

The GACA President said the forum received a great and significant global response due to the political and economic status of the Kingdom and its influential strategic position in the civil aviation and air transport industry, adding that 60 countries and 2,000 people will attend the global gathering while the registrations for the conference have exceeded 4,000.

The Future of Aviation Forum focuses on three main themes: “Innovation, growth and sustainability as key and influential axes in the civil aviation industry”.

It also achieves one of the civil aviation sector strategy objectives emanating from the national transport and logistics strategy to become an integrated and unique global event that offers huge investment opportunities amounting to $100 billion, benefiting from the Kingdom’s distinguished strategic position among three continents, as this enhances its attractiveness as a global logistics hub, making the Kingdom a hub for global aviation, while Saudi Arabia aims to reach 330 million passengers, from more than 250 destinations, and 4.5 million tonnes of freight by 2030.


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