News | Dec 05, 2023 | Christine Furey
Manik Arora, PE, to Speak at Global Aviation Issues Conference
Manik Arora, PE, President & CEO of Arora Engineers (Arora), has been selected as a panelist at the upcoming AAE/AAAE/NICHE IDEAS, LLC Global Aviation Issues Conference. The conference is set to take place at the Riyadh Exhibition & Convention Center in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).
Saudi Arabia is currently undertaking its most significant aviation expansion program, with a goal to triple the country’s airport capacity by 2030. The country is projected to experience the fastest passenger traffic growth in the Middle East from 2020 to 2040. Air transport stands as a pivotal element of Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030, aiming to connect with over 250 destinations and ascend among the Top 5 global air passenger transit hubs as part of its economic expansion over the next decade.
The Global Aviation Issues Conference is a two-day event that will convene more than 500 attendees, including leaders in Saudi transport and aviation, global experts, and suppliers. The primary focus will be on discussing collaborative strategies to achieve Saudi Arabia’s aviation objectives and foster broader industry growth, sustainability, and global profitability. Among the attendees will be global leaders and professionals from various sectors of the aviation ecosystem, including Saudi and Middle Eastern aviation authorities seeking to enhance their expertise and forge essential connections to execute their aviation strategies.
This conference will serve as a key platform for U.S. companies looking to establish a foothold in the Middle East’s aviation sector and for U.S. airport executives aiming to stay abreast of industry trends. The event will feature engaging panels led by industry experts, centered around the theme “Navigating the Future of Aviation,” offering unparalleled insights and networking opportunities.
Manik will be presenting on Wednesday, December 20, 2023, from 10:10 AM to 11:00 AM (GMT) in Session 6 titled “Digital Transformation and Aviation 4.0.” This session will delve into the profound impact of digital technologies such as artificial intelligence, big data analytics, new aircraft technologies (e-VTOLs), and the Internet of Things (IoT) on the aviation industry. The panelists will discuss how these technologies are revolutionizing various aspects, including aircraft maintenance, operations, passenger experiences, existing airport models, and air traffic management.
Joining Manik in this panel are featured speakers:
- Ian Bache, Director of EuMEA Airports, Collins Aerospace (Moderator)
- Abdul Razzak Mikati, Managing Director, Dubai Technology Partners (DTP)
- Ertugrul Ozkaptan, Head of Commercial & CFO, TAV Technologies
- Julian Jank, Chief Executive Officer, Aeroficial Intelligence
About Manik Arora, PE
As President & CEO, Manik’s most important responsibility is to Arora’s clients, ensuring their needs are met and exceeded. Within the firm, Manik promotes Arora’s values of innovation, collaboration, and hyper-responsiveness to the firm’s 200+ professionals nationwide.
Arora recently announced the opening and inauguration of Monyx Engineers Private Limited (Monyx), a fully owned subsidiary of Arora. Monyx is a fully owned subsidiary of Arora, situated in Bengaluru, India. It is dedicated to providing support for infrastructure projects for clients globally, with a focus on India, Asia, the Middle East, and beyond, in addition to its support for clients in the United States. As a crucial component of Arora’s international expansion strategy, Monyx will function as the global design and technology hub, facilitating the seamless execution of projects worldwide.
Monyx’s mission is to deliver expert professional services and technology solutions in line with Arora’s standards. By blending international expertise with local insights, Monyx aims to provide innovative solutions that surpass client expectations. Monyx offers a wide array of services to cater to the diverse requirements of infrastructure projects, leveraging its local design, Building Information Modeling (BIM), and technology staff, along with the support of over 225 global resources from Arora, EDI, and the firm’s other subsidiaries.