The 6th Asian Ground Handling International conference was a huge success and brought together over 260 senior aviation executives in Cebu, the Philippines. Over 700 one-to-one meetings between airlines, handlers and other service providers were arranged which again confirms the importance of this annual event as both a business venue and networking opportunity that the industry takes full advantage of each year.
The Asian region is still the powerhouse of aviation growth with the LCCs still leading the way and there are certainly handling opportunities in the regional as the conference delegates heard from some of the top level speakers. Concerns over safety on the ramp and training remain an issue with some delegates calling for more regulation on the ramp.
The venue for the 7th Asian Ground Handling International conference in March 2014 will be Bangkok where we expect over 300 delegates to attend and once again the one-to-one meetings and over 30 exhibitors will form an important part of this must attend regional conference.