Embraer has announced it will host the China Regional Aviation Forum (RAF 2023) for the first time since the pandemic in Qingdao on 7-8 November 2023.

The event will bring together over 150 people from the government, domestic and overseas airlines, airports, lessors, institutes, trade associations, and other related organizations. The theme for the event is Connectivity and Differentiation – New Momentum in Regional Aviation Development.

The group will lead discussions on a variety of topics ranging from the global and China regional aviation market development to successful business models and experience sharing for airlines.

“Through the forum, Embraer provides a platform that pools wisdom and experience of the most qualified and knowledgeable people to discuss and debate how to expand regional networks and how to boost connectivity,” said Arjan Meijer, president and CEO of Embraer Commercial Aviation.

This year’s event is being jointly organized by China Aviation News and Civil Aviation Management Institute of China (CAMIC). Speakers at the event will include airlines executives, industry experts, and think tanks.

“We believe the regional market is a key driver of the future growth. There are one billion people living in China that have never taken a flight,” commented Guo Qing, managing director and vp commercial aviation, Embraer China.

“China Civil Aviation Authority attaches significant importance to the integration of the overall network, having trunk and regional routes more connected to feed traffic to each other. In this context, our E2 aircraft will be an efficient tool to help small and medium-sized airlines focus on the regional segment by differentiating in business model, market access, product and service offerings.”

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