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ITB Asia – Commerce Present for the Asian Journey Market

The “Fair for the Asian Travel Market” sheds light on the future of aviation at the 2015 event

ITB Asia, the “Exhibition for the Asian Travel Market”, has announced that the CAPA – Center for Aviation, a leader in global aviation knowledge, will host an industry prospect forum this year. The eighth part of the leading regional trade fair, organized by Messe Berlin (Singapore), will take place from October 21 to 23, 2015 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Marina Bay Sands.

Over a hundred delegates are expected on the second day of the fair, October 22nd, for this first briefing of its kind at ITB Asia. The session provides a detailed industry outlook that includes CAPA’s financial and traffic projections for the global aviation industry as well as the strategic outlook for the future of airline business models, hybrids and low-cost carriers (LCCs). There will also be a round table on ASEAN air travel liberalization and growth opportunities for the aviation industry, as well as a session on disruptive technologies and their impact on the sector.

“Through our partnership with CAPA, we are further expanding our coverage in the aviation sector and offering delegates an even more comprehensive overview of travel trends in the region. By using CAPA’s expertise, we can offer participants more comprehensive and varied program content as well as insights into the latest developments in aviation and help them to network and create business opportunities, ”said Katrina Leung, Managing Director of Messe Berlin (Singapore) Organizer of ITB Asia.

With a number of high profile speakers expected to attend the session, the CAPA briefing will examine the latest drivers of change essential to understanding the future of the aviation industry.

“CAPA is excited to partner with ITB Asia as part of TravelRave Week in Singapore to provide a high-level CAPA aviation outlook and executive round table forum. The aviation industry is constantly evolving and understanding the drivers of aviation strategy is critical for all travel industry players, ”said Peter Harbison, Chairman of CAPA.

As the most international travel fair in the region, which offers the delegates the most diverse conference offer, last year’s fair recorded 4,080 minutes of high-level conference program and a record of 9,650 participants from 108 countries, which corresponds to an increase of 6% compared to 2013. Almost 750 exhibitors from
76 countries and 850 buyers from 62 countries.

ITB Asia is a partner event of TravelRave, a mega travel and tourism festival week organized by the Singapore Tourism Board.

Further information on ITB Asia 2015 can be found at

About ITB Asia 2015
ITB Asia 2015 will take place from October 21-23 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center in Marina Bay Sands. It is organized by Messe Berlin (Singapore) Pte Ltd and supported by the Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau. The event will be attended by hundreds of exhibiting companies from Asia Pacific, Europe, America, Africa and the Middle East, covering not only the leisure market but also business and MICE travel. Exhibitors from all sectors of the industry are expected, including travel destinations, airlines and airports, hotels and resorts, theme parks and attractions, inbound tour operators, inbound DMCs, cruise lines, spas, venues, other meeting facilities and travel technology companies.

About CAPA – Center for Aviation
Founded in 1990, CAPA is the world’s leading provider of independent market intelligence, analysis and data services for the aviation industry at Understanding the aviation markets is our great strength. CAPA also hosts six aviation conferences each year around the world, attended by airline CEOs from around the world to discuss cutting edge industry topics.

Press contacts at Messe Berlin
Michael T. Hofer press officer
And Head of Press & Public Relations
for the Messe Berlin group of companies

ITB Asia and ITB Berlin
Press spokeswoman Astrid Zand Messedamm 22
D-14055 Berlin
Phone: +4930 3038-2275
Fax: +4930 3038-2141
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ITB Asia PR contact for the Asian region
Brenda Yeo / Rosemary Hayes Ketchum Singapore
Telephone: (+65) 6220 2623

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