Date: 9 Oct 2012
Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, is hosting the 21st Annual Conference of the International Association of Airline Internal Auditors (IAAIA).
The IAAIA Annual Conference will be held at the luxurious Shangri-La Bar Al Jissah Resort and Spa in Muscat from 14th - 17th October 2012. The Conference Inaugural function will be held on 15th Oct 2012, under the auspices of H.E Sheikh Nasser bin Hilal Al Mawali, Chairman of The State Audit institution and in the presence of high-ranking officials from both the public and the private sectors.
Mohammed Al Musafir, Chief Officer Internal Audit, Oman Air and Chairman of the IAAIA 21st Annual Conference commented:
"It is with great pride that Oman Air is hosting the forthcoming 21st Annual Conference of the International Association of Airline Internal Auditors. This is a highly specialized area of Internal Auditing which plays a vital role in the success of the international aviation and transportation industry. Since 1991, the Annual Conference has become the key event for professionals from around the world to network, share experiences and discuss best practices.
"The event also provides an excellent opportunity for internal auditors to voice opinions over future decisions impacting the airline audit environment, in line with the conference theme of 'Navigating through turbulent times; in a world of opportunities, is internal audit up to the challenge'
The IAAIA is the only voluntary, non-profit organisation serving the aviation industry's audit community and comprises of over sixty member airlines from around the world. Forty two of those member airlines will be represented at the event by around hundred delegates, who will enjoy the presentations and insights of a range of highly-respected industry experts.
Oman Air, hosting this conference comes at a time when the airline's key managers are taking an increasingly high profile role in a number of leading professional organisations. In addition to Mohammed Al Musafir's Chairmanship of the IAAIA 21st Annual Conference, Oman Air's General Manager, Inflight Services, Linda Celestino, was recently elected as President of the Airline Passenger Experience Association (APEX) and these two prestigious roles reflect not only the post-holders' internationally-recognised expertise, but also Oman Air's increasing prominence as an international carrier of the highest quality.