Development of Clark airport focus of aviation meet

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Friday, May 16, 2014


CLARK FREEPORT -- The full development of Clark International Airport will be the focus of Friday's aviation conference at the Grand ballroom of Holiday Inn in this Freeport.

Themed “Clark: Reshaping Philippine Aviation---The Aerotropolis Concept, the Clark Aviation Conference 2014 conference is a call for the full development of Clark International Airport as an aviation hub, a key driver for economic development in Central Luzon.

The meet will highlight Clark’s compelling case as an Aerotropolis where industry players will identify infrastructure and policy developments at the Clark Freeport Zone to attract airport-related businesses, an effort which a number of private sector stakeholders supported during the Clark Aviation press conference and signing of the “Clark: Dual Airport Declaration” on July 17 last year.

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Government officials and C-level executive-stakeholders will tackle the promotion of Clark International Airport as the viable option to complement and serve as the twin airport of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila.

Among the expected speakers for the conference are Bases Conversion and Development Authority president and CEO Atty. Arnel Paciano Casanova; Peregrine Development International president and CEO Dennis Wright; Palafox Associate and founder Felino “Jun” Palafox, Jr.; Philippine Veterans Bank chairman Dr. Roberto de Ocampo; Supply Chain Management Association of the Philippines president Arnel Gamboa; Asia Foundation
Air Transport Adviser Capt. Benjamin Solis; Procurement and Supply Institute of Asia chairman Charlie P. Villaseñor, CPSM; Jones Lang LaSalle (Phils.) Country Head David Leechiu; and world-renowned journalist and Aerotropolis expert Greg Lindsay.

Also included in the roster of speakers are Pampanga Second District Representative Joseller “Yeng” Guiao; ARINC Asia/Pacific general manager Jeff Amiri; Peregrine Development International, Inc. vice president for Sales and Marketing Jeff Pradhan; Undersecretary for Legal Affairs/Undersecretary-in-Charge for Civil Aviation Sector Jose Perpetuo M. Lotilla; Asia Regional Aviation shipping reporter Kyunghee Park; M Power Associates managing director Mark Millar; Asia Pacific and AECOM vice president Neil Bentley; Philippine Academy for Aviation Training general manager Raoul Vicente Abraham S. Pérez; SIA Engineering Philippines deputy general manager Rene Philip Banzon; and Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Schenker Philippines, Inc. director Suresh Kumar Kannappan.

Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on May 17, 2014.

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