Tehran to host CAPA Iran Aviation Summit

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

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As tourism ready to boom in Iran thanks to the nuclear agreement which lifts economic sanctions, Iran’s capital city of Tehran will host a unique global leaders’ summit on 24-25 January 2016. The CAPA Iran Aviation Summit will be the first major international aviation summit to be held in Iran in almost 40 years and is provided with the full backing of Iran’s aviation authorities and industry leaders.

As a result of the signing of the historic Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in Jul-2015, Iran’s civil aviation sector, and its tourism industry, are set for significant modernisation and expansion following the expected lifting of sanctions in the months ahead. The CAPA Iran Aviation Summit will bring together Iran’s key government and industry leaders with international experts and the chiefs of aviation operators and suppliers from around the world to discuss the direction of the industry in a post-sanctions environment.

Iran is one of the 20 largest economies in the world on a PPP basis, with a young and highly educated population of close to 80 million people enjoying amongst the highest living standards in the region. This is a market with immense potential and huge pent-up demand for aircraft, equipment, technology, skills and capital, as well as airport and airspace infrastructure, as and when restrictions are removed.

There are also significant route development opportunities for foreign airlines, airports and national tourism authorities. And given the wealth of historical, cultural and natural attractions in Iran an expected surge in inbound visitors will drive investment in hotels and tourism services.

The Summit is being convened with the cooperation of CAPA’s hosts, the Iran Airports Company and the Iran Civil Aviation Organization, who have played a central role in coordinating the participation of all of the key decision-makers from across the aviation value chain in Iran.

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