Etihad Airways to host CAPA World Aviation Summit in Abu Dhabi

Etihad Airways Boeing 787-10 A6-BMA on the taxiway.
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Etihad Airways will take center stage this week as the host of the CAPA World Aviation Summit and Awards for Excellence 2023 in Abu Dhabi.

Set in the Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers Hotel and scheduled for 28-29 November 2023, the event brings together key industry personnel to shape the trajectory of air travel.

The summit aims to dissect the transformative changes witnessed in the past year while delving into the prospects and challenges that lie ahead in 2024 and beyond.

Etihad’s Milestone: 20 Years and Beyond

Marking its 20th anniversary, Etihad Airways embarks on a new strategic course, aptly named Journey 2030. Arik De, Chief Revenue Officer of Etihad Airways, expresses his anticipation of the event, stating,

“As Etihad celebrates its 20th anniversary and embarks on its new strategic course, Journey 2030, we look forward to welcoming aviation leaders from around the world to facilitate discussions that will shape the future of air travel.”


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The Summit Agenda


The two-day agenda unfolds a tapestry of critical topics crucial for the aviation industry’s evolution.

Sustainability, a buzzword in contemporary discourse, finds its place as industry leaders deliberate on eco-friendly practices and the path towards a greener future.

Airports worldwide are reducing carbon emissions

Technology Advancements

In an era dominated by technological leaps, the summit scrutinizes the latest advancements shaping the aviation landscape.

From AI-driven solutions to cutting-edge navigation systems, the discourse aims to unravel the technology that propels the industry forward.

Market Recovery Strategies

The aviation industry, resilient in the face of the global pandemic, charts its recovery strategies post-COVID-19.

With the world adapting to a new normal, the summit becomes a crucible for ideas on how airlines and airports can bounce back stronger.

Understanding the pulse of travelers is paramount. The summit dedicates attention to evolving consumer trends, exploring how airlines can align their services with the changing preferences of the modern traveler.

Speakers and Panelists

Interest in the summit lies not only in its diverse agenda but also in the lineup of speakers and panelists. A full list of speakers for this week’s CAPA summit is available here.

Executives from airlines, airports, regulatory bodies, and tourism authorities will share their insights, adding layers of expertise to the discussions.

Claudia Kunz, Commercial Director of CAPA – Centre for Aviation, emphasizes the significance of bringing the summit to Abu Dhabi, stating,

“Abu Dhabi is the perfect location for global aviation leaders to come together and address the major developments that have arisen throughout the year, as well as share an outlook for the industry in 2024 and beyond.”

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