Held under the patronage of

His Highness Sheikh Ahmed Bin Saeed Al Maktoum

President of the Dubai Civil Aviation Authority
Chairman of Dubai Airports
Chairman and Chief Executive of Emirates Airline and Group
Patron of the Summit

Our Speakers

H.E. Majid Al Usaimi

H.E. Majid Al Usaimi​

Member, Higher Committee for the Protection of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities at Dubai Executive Council and President of Asian Paralympic Committee

Dr. Rola Dashti

Dr. Rola Dashti

Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA)

Linda Ristagno

Linda Ristagno

Assistant Director, External Affairs,
International Air Transport Association (IATA), Switzerland

Igor Stefanovic

Igor Stefanovic

Technical Coordinator, Ethics, Culture and Social Responsibility Department, UNWTO Specialist in Accessible Tourism, Spain

His Royal Highness Prince Mired Raad Zeid Al-Hussein

H.R.H. Prince Mired Raad Zeid

President, Higher Council for the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Jordan


Jeff Strachan

Business Development Director, Dubai College of Tourism, UAE

Amna Al Redha

Amna Al Redha

Lab Manager, Intelak | Aviation X Lab, UAE

Salah Khaled

Salah Khaled

Director, UNESCO DOHA Office for
Gulf States & Yemen

Jean-Sebastien Pard

Jean-Sebastien Pard

Senior Manager Facilitation, Passenger Services and Operations,
Airports Council International (ACI World), Canada

Mark De Laurentiis-min

Mark de Laurentiis

Director, Passenger Experience on the Autism Project, Enete Nazionale Per L'aviazone Civile (Italian Civil Aviation Authority), Italy


Eng. Osama Hashsim Alsafi

Director, RROW Department, Chairperson,
People of Determination Committee, Roads and Transport Authority, UAE

Ronald Pettit

Ronald Pettit

Director, Disability Inclusion & ADA Compliance,
Royal Caribbean Group, USA

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Jens Gafar

COO, NO Limits Accessibility,

Hilal Kahraman

Hilal Kahraman

Passenger Experience Design Chief, Istanbul Airport, Turkey

Abin Roy Choudhury

Abin Roy Choudhury​

VP - Sales and Operations,
Deque System, India


Eric Lipp

Founder & Executive Director, Open Doors Organization, USA

Evan Hall

Evan Hall

CEO, Tourism Council of Western Australia,

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Daniela Bas

President & Founder, DB SustainABILITY Advisory Boutique Int., Italy


Deneen Cooper

Owner, Cooper VIP Travel Agency,
Accessible Travel Advisor, USA

Ray Gilani

Ramin Gilani

Founder and Chairman, Gilani Engineering,
Australia and Gilani Mobility, UAE

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Trinidad Dominguez Vila

Professor, University of Vigo,

Patrick Antaki_COO_HMH

Patrick Antaki

Chief Operating Officer, Hospitality Management Holdings, UAE


Amr Mahmoud Al-Kady

CEO, Egyptian General Authority for Tourism Promotion and member of its Board of Directors