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ITB Asia, the ‘Trade Show for the Asian Travel Market’, has announced that the CAPA – Centre for Aviation, a leader in global aviation knowledge, will hold an industry outlook forum at the event this year. The eighth instalment of the leading regional trade show, organised by Messe Berlin (Singapore), will take place from 21 – 23 October 2015 at the Sands Expo and Convention Center, Marina Bay Sands.

Over a hundred delegates are expected to attend this first of its kind briefing at ITB Asia on the second day of the show, 22 October. The session will provide a detailed industry outlook, encompassing CAPA’s financial and traffic forecasts for the global airline industry, as well as its strategic outlook on the future of airline business models, hybrids and Low-Cost Carriers (LCCs). There will also be a round-table on the liberalization of ASEAN air travel 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 expanding our coverage further in the aviation sector, providing delegates with an even more comprehensive view of the region’s travel trends. Tapping into CAPA’s expertise we will be able to provide attendees richer and more varied program content as well as insights into the latest aviation developments, helping them to network and create business opportunities” said Katrina Leung, Executive Director of Messe Berlin (Singapore), the organizer of ITB Asia.

As the region’s most international travel trade show, offering the most diverse conference line-up to delegates, last year’s show recorded 4,080 minutes of high-level conference programing and a record breaking 9,650 attendees from 108 countries, a 6% increase from 2013. It also boasted close to 750 exhibitors from 76 countries, as well as 850 buyers from 62 countries.