Over 30 global industry leaders and experts to speak at the GALF event

Sixth edition of Global Airport Leaders’ Forum (GALF) will be hosted online at Airport Show Digital+ in December under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, President of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority, Chairman of Dubai Airports and Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group. The aviation industry professionals can hear from over 30 regional and international aviation leaders and experts their key insights on how the coronavirus pandemic extensively affected the global aviation industry and how they expect critical operations to change as the industry looks towards recovery in 2021.

His Royal Highness Prince Fahad bin Mishal bin Saud bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, Chairman and President of GCC Aviation Association, will be the GALF’s Keynote Speaker. He said, “ Air travel safety initiatives have been gradually working towards motivating and encourage more and more people to travel by air. Restoring passengers’ confidence remains the most crucial task for the industry as 60 per cent of passengers expressed the desire of travelling. The industry’s loss will be reduced to US$15.8 billion and revenues will rise to US$598 billion in 2021 if the situation improves.”

Major General Mohammed Al Marri, Director General of General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai (GDRFA-Dubai) said, “We took several initiatives including allowing employees to work from home and enlarging the scope of services by utilising our elaborate electronic infrastructure and smart services with approximately 130 employees working around the clock. GDRFA employees were among the first to wear masks and gloves as a precaution at the beginning of the pandemic itself, along with implementing procedures for sterilising the public counters.”