Clark to host 2nd aviation conference

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Friday, April 11, 2014


CLARK FREEPORT -- Clark Freeport Zone will host an aviation conference on May 16, 2014 at the Holiday Inn Grand Ballroom dubbed: "Clark: Reshaping Philippine Aviation - The Aerotropolis Concept."

The conference will highlight the Freeport Zone's -- anchored by the Clark International Airport -- compelling case as an Aerotropolis and identify the infrastructure and policy developments which will enhance its growth potential and economic impact. The Aerotropolis model is an urban development placing airports in the center with cities growing around them.

Keynote speaker of the conference is Greg Lindsay, a world-renowned journalist, urbanist and co-author of the highly acclaimed and best-selling book "Aerotropolis: The Way We'll Live Next" who will explain how airports are becoming anchors for new cities and its role for a country's national development.

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The Clark Aviation Conference 2014 features a diverse roster of expert speakers which includes Atty. Arnel Paciano Casanova, president and CEO of Bases Conversion and Development Authority, Urban Planner Arch. Felino Palafox Jr., Pampanga 1st District Rep. Joseller Guiao, Economist Dr. Roberto de Ocampo, Clark International Airport Corporation president and CEO Victor Jose I. Luciano, and other key decision-makers and economic experts from both the public and private sectors who will examine the Clark International Airport's critical role in driving economic expansion in the Philippines and Asia.

The Clark Aviation Conference 2014 gathers more than 300 senior government officials and C-level executives from Aircraft Manufacturers, Airport and Airline, Aviation and Third-Party Service Providers, Aviation Training Schools, Civil Aviation Regulators, Financial Institutions, Global Distribution Systems, Legal Practitioners, Logistics and Supply Chain, Maintenance, Repair and Operations, Property Developers and Urban Planners, Tourism Authorities, Travel and Hospitality and other relevant sectors.

The Clark Aviation Conference 2014 is in partnership with Global Gateway Logistics City - a state-of-the-art 117-hectare aviation oriented business and logistics hub, designed and developed as the very first Aerotropolis in the Philippines, Aerospace Industries Association of the Philippines, Aircargo Forwarders Association of the Philippines, Inc., Asia Pacific Real Estate Association, German-Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc., Investment House Association of the Philippines, Korean Chamber of Commerce Philippines, Inc., Management Association of the Philippines, Metro Angeles Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Metro Clark ICT Council, Inc., Pampanga Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc., Philippine Exporters' Foundation, Inc., Subic Bay Freeport Chamber of Commerce, Subic-Clark Alliance Development Council, Supply Chain Management Association of the Philippines, US-ASEAN Business Council, Inc. and is organized by the Pinnacle Group International with ASEAN Times, Bloomberg, Businessworld, Clarkisit.com, and Philippine Star as its official media partners.

Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on April 12, 2014.

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