Doha:Â Qatar Airways in partnership with CAPA â€” Centre for Aviation, announced the return of the CAPA Qatar Aviation Aeropolitical and Regulatory Summit to Doha on February 5-6, 2020.
As the first aeropolitical gathering of its kind in the Middle East, the inaugural summit in February 2019 was a resounding success, concluding with agreement on the â€˜Doha Declaration,â€™ a manifesto that calls for a political re-commitment to the principles of liberalisation to foster a more flexible regulatory framework for international air transport.
The summit united over 300 local and international delegates to hear from more than 35 expert speakers across the aviation, legal and government sectors.
The 2020 summit will again invite senior aviation and transport executives, regional and national regulatory authorities, ambassadors, officials and members of academia, to tap into the latest developments in aviation regulation and policy over two-days of meaningful discussions.
The high-level forum will examine key issues such as regional and global aviation policy trends, institutional and regional challenges to liberalisation, EU comprehensive agreements, the increasing role of politics in aviation and the role of ICAO in the 21st century.
Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive, Akbar Al Baker (pictured), said: â€œQatar Airways is delighted to host the CAPA-Qatar Aviation Aeropolitical and Regulatory Summit again in 2020. We look forward to welcoming industry leaders and senior decision makers to Doha to continue these critical discussions to help promote debate on the future strategic direction and ongoing liberalisation of our industry.â€
CAPA Executive Chairman, Peter Harbison, said: â€œCAPA continues to pioneer discussion on critical developments that have a significant impact on the aviation industry. Aviation regulation remains a focal point for discussion in the Middle East and across the globe. Itâ€™s crucial that we continue to dissect key issues around ownership and control, open skies and market access to ensure the industry propels forward.
â€œWe are pleased to partner with Qatar Airways again in 2020 and we invite all industry leaders to join us in Doha to be part of the discussions and engage with senior decision makers across the industry.â€