Ismaeil Mohamed Al Blooshi, Assistant Director General of the Aviation Safety Affairs Sector, UAE General Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), will deliver a keynote address at the Emerging Markets Airport Security Summit (EMASS) 2014.
The conference that will bring over 200 airport stakeholders and safety professionals to the Le Meridian Hotel, Airport Road, Dubai on the 26th and 27th of November 2014 to discuss key developments in airport safety processes for emerging hubs.
EMASS 2014 is organised by Arabian Reach FZE LLC, an organisation specialising in tailored exhibitions and conferences as well as larger scale events and topical seminars that keep businesses abreast of industry trends, technological developments and updates to the regulatory environment.
Al Blooshi’s address will focus on developments in improving the safety culture at airports as a whole – a crucial element for busy flight hubs wanting to improve security while facilitating large volumes of traffic.
“The GCAA is committed to providing designated aviation services with emphasis on safety and security and to strengthen the aviation industry within the UAE and its upper airspace. The UAE is a nexus for global aviation traffic, and we have worked very hard to instil a culture of safety at grassroots level across the country’s airports. I am looking forward to sharing some of our experiences at EMASS 2014, a tailored event with a very relevant audience,” said Mr. Ismaeil Mohamed Al Blooshi.
Airport security investment is rising throughout emerging markets, with airports in the Middle East, Asia Pacific, Russia and CIS states, and the Indian subcontinent investing a total in excess of USD 30 billion towards upgrading technology and procedures. The aim is to improve passenger throughput and convenience while enhancing safety mechanisms. In particular, Advance Passenger Information Systems (APIS) are in high demand due to popular destinations including the United States requesting passenger manifests ahead of flights for security reasons.
“Developing markets are seeing airports becoming high-value links for passenger and freight traffic. These hubs must be kept safe under all circumstances due to their correlation with economic activity. And with air traffic projected to double in the next decade or so, it is extremely important to create platforms such as EMASS 2014 where delegates can discuss managing capacity increases with security enhancements through technology, infrastructure and regulation,” said Raj Menon, General Manager, Arabian Reach FZE LLC.
The EMASS 2014 summit will include a technology showcase where 30 plus global security firms will highlight equipment, technologies and services to support emerging airports in upgrading their levels of safety, security and customer service.
“EMASS 2014 offers a powerful and topical schedule that will equip attendees with the knowledge and skills to implement security policies that take into account 21st century risks and threats, while at the same time providing the highest possible levels of convenience, safety and speed,” added Raj Menon
Other speakers of note at EMASS 2014 include Brigadier Ali Atiq bin Lahej, Director of Dubai Police’s Airport Security Department; Tahir A Qadir, Director General of Sulaimaniyah Airport in Iraq’s Kurdish region; Sufyan Abbas, Controller Avsec Operations at Transguard, Emirates Group; Leigh Orwin, Security Risk Manager at Heathrow Airport Ltd; Ranjith Narayan, Executive Director of Security at Delhi International Airport Ltd; and ZdenekTruhlar, Security Control Senior Manager at Prague Airport.