Emirates’ Sir Tim Clark to discuss Middle East aviation at ATM

Emirates’ Sir Tim Clark to discuss Middle East aviation at ATM

The Dubai-based airline president will be in conversation with JLS Consulting director John Strickland

Emirates Airline president Sir Tim Clark will participate in an in-depth discussion on the Global Stage of Arabian Travel Market (ATM) 2023, which will take place at Dubai World Trade Centre (DWTC) from 1 to 4 May. 

In conversation with JLS Consulting director John Strickland, Sir Tim will reflect on Emirates’ long-term strategy as it prepares for new aircraft deliveries from 2024 while balancing growth and tackling broader issues such as climate change.

The Middle East’s aviation sector is currently experiencing a period of exponential growth with year-on-year traffic almost doubling in January 2023, according to figures released by the International Air Transport Association (IATA). 


This growth is especially evident in the UAE where Dubai International Airport (DXB) welcomed more than 66 million passengers in 2022, a 127% rise compared to the previous year.

Commenting on the news, Arabian Travel Market exhibition director ME Danielle Curtis said: “It’s encouraging to see that air traffic in the Middle East is once again beginning to soar, especially following such a turbulent period during and after the global pandemic.

“We are looking forward to welcoming Sir Tim to our Global Stage for the 30th edition of ATM,” Curtis added. “Emirates has firmly established itself as an innovative trailblazer within the global aviation industry, so I can't wait to hear how Sir Tim and his colleagues are working to build a future proof and sustainable airline sector.”

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Day two of the 30th edition of ATM will feature in-depth sessions dedicated to air travel. Following the conclusion of 'Emirates Returns to Growth: President of Emirates Airline in Discussion with John Strickland', experts from Boeing, Etihad and SimpliFlying will assemble on ATM’s Global Stage to discuss The Net-Zero Future of the Aviation Industry. Regional carriers participating in ATM 2023 in addition to Emirates include Etihad, Flydubai, Flynas, Saudia Airlines, Saudi Amad for Airport Services and Air Transport, and Cham Wings Airlines, a private Syrian airline.

ATM 2023 is held in conjunction with Dubai World Trade Centre and its strategic partners include Dubai’s Department of Economy and Tourism (DET) as the Destination Partner, Emirates as the Official Airline Partner, IHG Hotels & Resorts as the Official Hotel Partner, and Al Rais Travel as the Official DMC Partner.

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