3rd China and Portuguese-speaking Countries Airports Conference Macau 2010
The 3rd China and Portuguese-speaking Countries Airports Conference – Macau 2010, which was held at the Macau Tower Entertainment and Convention Center on 8th and 9th December 2010, was very successful. The Conference was organized by CAM – Macau International Airport Company Limited and the Permanent Secretariat to the Forum for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and Portuguese Speaking Countries and co-organized by the Civil Aviation Authority of Macau and by the Institute of Macau Civil Aviation. The Macau Foundation sponsored this event and the Macau Government Tourism Office and the Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute were the supporting entities of this event, and the local airline – Air Macau – was the official carrier.
The Government of the MSAR attached great importance to this conference which was jointly organized by the Permanent Secretariat to the Forum for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and Portuguese Speaking Countries and CAM –Macau International Airport Company Limited. The conference also received the great support of the civil aviation sector of Mainland China, having counted on the participation of several notable representatives, including Mr. Qin Zhanggao, Director-General of the Airport Department of the Civil Aviation Authority of China (CAAC); Mr. Li Jun, Secretary of Party Leadership Group and Vice President of China Eastern Air Holding Company; Mr. Liu Zijing, Chairman of the China Civil Airports Association; Mr. Shen Zeijiang, President of the CAAC Eastern Regional Administration; Mr. Zhang Zhongxiao, Deputy Director- General of the CAAC Central and Southern Administration; Mr. Zhang Jian, Director General of the CAAC Central and Southern Administration, the directors of airports in the Pearl River Delta region; Mr. Zhang Baojiang, Regional Vice-President of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) North-Asia, regional representatives of IATA along with several airlines and other guests and experts. Moreover, distinguished guests from Portuguese-speaking countries, namely Angola, Cape Verde, East Timor, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and Portugal also participated in the conference, alongside representatives from the Civil Aviation Authority of Macau and the local civil aviation industry. Government departments, airports, airlines, along with companies operating in the field of transport and logistics, air traffic management, engineering and information technology were also heavily involved in this event
This conference focused on three themes: The first of these was Regulation, Air Space and Cooperation Framework, on which Mr. Qin Zhanggao, Director-General of the CAAC Airport Department; Mr. Simon Chan, President of the Civil Aviation Authority of Macau; Mr. Carlos Alves, Director of Air Navigation of Portugal and Ms. Maria Helena Almeida, Director of Economic Regulation of the Civil Aviation Institute of Portugal gave speeches. Li Jun, Secretary of the Party Leadership Group and Vice-President of China Eastern Air Holding Company; Mr. Liu Zijing, President of the Guangdong Airport Management Corporation; Ms. Rita Santos, Deputy Secretary General of the Permanent Secretariat to the Forum for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and Portuguese Speaking Countries; Mr. Kong Yue, Director of the Commercial Department of the Beijing Capital International Airport and Mr. Zhang Baojiang, Regional Vice-President of the International Air Transport Association (IATA) North-Asia all gave speeches related to the second theme of the Conference: Airports and airlines, partners connecting the world. The third theme was Airport Development, Innovation and Technology, with Ms. Roquia Mulungo, Chief of the Office of the Board of ADM – Mozambique Airports, Olavo de Assis Vieira, Technical Director of ENAG – Airports of Guinea-Bissau; Mr. Henrique Oliveira, Engineering Director of the Beja Technology and Management School; Mr. Gil Braz de Oliveira, Director of LOGICA; Ms. Isabel Oliveira, Head R&D Technician of ANA – Portuguese Airports and Mr. Reis Borges, Advisor to the Executive Body of ANA CONSULTING giving the relevant speeches.
In addition to this and with the objective of achieving practical results in the field of cooperation, totally 5 cooperation protocols and memorandums were signed, including between the Macau International Airport Company Limited and air traffic control companies in Portugal and ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal. The CAAC Eastern Regional Administration signed a letter of intent for cooperation in training programs with ANA - Aeroportos de Portugal and the Macau International Airport Company Limited. These agreements will increase the scope of cooperation between airports in China, Portugal and Macau in the future. It is also possible that the training programs for workers in the airports will be extended to other Portuguese speaking countries. At the same time, Macau International Airport Company Limited signed the memorandums with China National Aviation Fuel Supply Co., Ltd in order to strengthen the safe operation of Macau International Airport.
This year’s edition was the 3rd China and Portuguese-speaking Countries Airports Conference. As Macau strengthens its role as a cooperation platform for airports in China and Portuguese-speaking countries, the Macau International Airport has continued to increase the scope of cooperation in the field of aviation, thereby increasing the cooperation exchanges in the aviation sector. We invited renowned companies in the field of aviation, along with senior staff members from airline companies to participate and give speeches during the conference on the status of the aviation industry and its future development. Moreover, the participants from the aviation industry had lively discussions and exchanged ideas on different themes. We believe that this conference was of considerable importance to the aviation industry.