Sphere Conferences partners Myanmar Government for first Myanmar Civil Aviation Development Conference

A Yangon Airlines aircraft takes off in Yangon International airport

SINGAPORE - Sphere Conferences, the conference arm of Singapore Press Holdings Limited (SPH) announced today its partnership with Myanmar's Ministry of Transport (MOT) and Department of Civil Aviation (DCA) in organising the first Myanmar Civil Aviation Development Conference 2014, which will be held at the Traders Hotel in Yangon from March 24 to 26.

The conference will be Myanmar's platform for discussions on the potential growth plans for its aviation industry as the country poises to enter a major period of growth. Myanmar has seen a sharp increase in the number of business and leisure arrivals since the opening up of its economy.

According to DCA of Myanmar, the number of air passengers is likely to rise to 30 million in 2030. Myanmar's fourth international airport, the Harthawaddy International Airport, is also expected to start operating in 2018.

U Nyan Tun Aung, Union Minister for Transport of Myanmar, said: "As we have always been working on the development of the aviation industry, we are happy to share our thoughts and masterplan with practitioners and experts from other countries. By organising the first aviation conference in Myanmar with Sphere Conferences, we are looking forward to hearing case studies and exchanging best practices with leading regional and international airlines, airport operators and service providers."

Mr Chua Wee Phong, Chairman of Sphere Conferences, said: "We are glad to have this opportunity to work with the Myanmar government in organising this inaugural aviation conference. With engaging panel discussions and successful case studies, Myanmar Civil Aviation Development Conference 2014 will be the perfect platform for aviation leaders to exchange ideas and collaborate in achieving greater excellence in Asia's next biggest aviation market."

For more information, visit the event's website: http://mcadc.sphereconferences.com/

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