(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The Peninsula
For the first time in Qatar and the Middle East, under the patronage of the Ministry of Transport and Communications, Qatar Aeronautical College, in collaboration with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), will organise the ICAO 5th Global Aviation Training & TRAINAIR PLUS Symposium from December 10 to 12 , 2018.
The symposium is an important event as it provides a platform for ICAO member states, global training organisations, as well as international organisations and institutions to come together in this global gathering to discuss prospects and opportunities for establishing new partnerships; in addition to increasing awareness of priorities in capacity building related to aviation training on the short and long terms.
The symposium will be attended by large number of international organisations working in the sector, and representatives from prestigious universities as well as specialised training centers such as the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the Airport Council International (ACI).
The symposium will also host prominent dignitaries, senior managers and industry experts.
Minister of Transport and Communications H E Jassim bin Saif Ahmed Al Sulaiti expressed his pleasure to host this important event in Doha and extended his welcome to all guests to Qatar.
The Minister said 'QAC hosting of the ICAO 5th Global Aviation Training and TRAINAIR PLUS Symposium will contribute to supporting its strategic vision for the development of human capital for this vital sector in Qatar and the region, as the symposium will attract distinguished presence of international aviation experts, in addition to focusing on the best practices in training that the college can use to support the aviation sector in the country, thereby contributing to its development and progress.
Furthermore, the global cultural atmosphere that the symposium will provide to the member states of the ICAO will, in turn, increase their knowledge and develop their capabilities and skills in the global air transport sector.
The Minister confirmed the commitment of the Ministry of Transport and Communications to 'No country left behind initiative by ICAO, stressing that 'the ministry will provide the necessary support to ICAO to help the countries of the world in implementing ICAO standards in civil aviation and recommended practices, including aviation training.
Sheikh Jabor bin Hamad Al Thani, the Director General of Qatar Aeronautical College, also hailed this international symposium being hosted by QAC, which will receive good attention locally and internationally, and will add to the college academic recognition which few similar colleges in developed countries have gained.
He said, 'As a key member of the ICAO TRAINAIR PLUS 2018 program, we are very honoured and delighted to be the official host of this symposium, which comes in line with Qatar Aeronautical College mission to develop and advance the human capital in the air transport sector in Qatar and the region.
The symposium will aim at exchanging views and information in an exciting event that will stimulate logical thinking capabilities and creativity in the field of aviation training.