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IATA aviation congress starts in Hamburg

Around 1,000 global experts expected in Congress Center. IATA Slot Conference debuts in city

One of the biggest events in aviation, the International Air Transport Association (IATA), gets underway Tuesday in the Congress Center Hamburg (CCH). Around 1,000 leading experts are expected at the 138th IATA Slot Conference. The event comes on the heels of the World Passenger Symposium which Hamburg hosted last October. Frank Horch, Senator for Economic Affairs said: “The event is being held in Hamburg for the first time and results from successful joint efforts for Hamburg as an aviation location. We are pleased to welcome the many experts and to be able to show them what the airport and companies have created here in the city.”

Forum for awarding slots

The slot conference allows airlines and airports to obtain the landing and take-off slots that will give them the best schedule to offer their customers. The flight schedule for the winter 2016/2017 will be discussed and drawn up during the three-day (June 21-23, 2016) conference in Hamburg.

Making decision-makers aware of Hamburg

Thorsten Kausch, Managing Director of Hamburg Convention Bureau GmbH and Hamburg Marketing GmbH, said: “A sustainable added valued will only emerge, if we raise awareness of Hamburg through exchange at such an event and by implanting a positive image of our city in the minds of global players.”

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About Hamburg Convention Bureau

As a subsidiary of Hamburg Marketing GmbH, the Hamburg Convention Bureau GmbH (HCB) combines local competence with a broad spectrum of expertise in B2B events such as conferences and congresses and major public events. The bureau is responsible for marketing Hamburg internationally as a conference and congress venue. It also uses image-boosting public events to enhance the city’s international profile. More information can be found on: www.hamburg-convention.com

About Hamburg Aviation

Hamburg is one of the biggest locations in the global aviation industry with more than 40,000 highly qualified professionals. Alongside the two industry giants, Airbus and Lufthansa Technik as well as Hamburg Airport, over 300 suppliers and a wide range of technological and scientific institutions all contribute their know-how and expertise. To drive the location forward, companies, universities, associations, the economic authority and other partners have formed the Hamburg Aviation cluster. In 2008, the German Ministry of Education and Research recognised it as a cutting-edge cluster. In 2014, the European Commission’s ECEI Initiative, awarded the GOLD Label to Hamburg Aviation and lauded the cluster as one of the best managed in Europe. More information can be found on: www.hamburg-aviation.de

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