ADAC and ACI launch the Programmes for the Region’s First Airport Exchange Conference

-Six specialised conferences at Airport Exchange 2011 to include Security, Operations, Development & Environment, IT, Commercial, and Network Planning-
Oct. 17, 2011 - PRLog -- Abu Dhabi Airports Company is gearing up towards hosting Airport Exchange 2011 in November, the region’s first Airport Council International (ACI) Europe and Asia-Pacific event bringing together more than 1,500 aviation senior professionals to share strategies for success.  The conference programme will address key issues affecting the air transport sector in the current climate.

The dynamic three-day aviation event will host various conferences around the six key themes: Security, Airport Operations, Airport Development and Environment, IT, Facilitation & Customer Service, Commercial, and Network Planning. These forums provide a unique opportunity for delegates to share ideas, strategies and best practices with key players across all sectors of the aviation industry and will be delivered by a prestigious list of speakers from leading organization in the aviation community.

Keynote speakers include Tan Sri Bashir, Managing Director, Malaysia Airports and President, ACI Asia Pacific, Kosaburo Morinaka, President and CEO, Narita International Airport Corporation and Second Vice President, ACI Asia Pacific, Declan Collier, CEO, Dublin Airport Authority, James Bennett, CEO, Abu Dhabi Airports Company, Kevin Knight, Chief Officer of Strategy and Planning, Etihad Airways, Dr. Temel Kotil, CEO, Turkish Airlines, Iftikhar Ahmad, Director of Aviation, New Orleans Aviation Board; Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport, Arnaud Feist, CEO, Brussels Airport, and John S. Pistole, Administrator, Transportation Security Administration.

Commenting on the announcement, ADAC CEO, James E. Bennett said:
“ADAC is delighted to host this internationally recognized aviation event which gives us the opportunity to showcasing the growth of Abu Dhabi as a transport hub.  The different themes that this event will cover will offer delegates insight and solutions to key issues currently facing the sector and I look forward to being involved.”

Also commenting on the announcement, Olivier Jankovec, Director General ACI EUROPE, said:
“Our tailor-made specialist conferences across 6 different airport disciplines will allow delegates to choose to attend one conference programme or pick and choose different working sessions, affording them the ability to create their own agenda. On top of valid discussions and technical insights, we are looking forward to exploring the city of Abu Dhabi whilst networking with world-wide aviation experts.”

Maggie Kwok, Regional Director ACI ASIA-PACIFIC further said:
“Abu Dhabi Airports Company is playing a key role in developing the aviation industry in the region and having ACI Airport Exchange conference in Abu Dhabi this year, with this combination of thorough programs and forums, will add value to all delegates to witness first-hand the development of Abu Dhabi’s aviation sector and the strategies put forward to maintain the current healthy growth of its international airport.”  

The announced Conference themes include:
o   "Evolving Strategies for Evolving Threats"
o   "Managing the pressures of growth whilst ensuring efficient and safe operations"
o   "Developing airports of the future"
o   "Does good automation make for good customer service?"
o   "Creating environments to inspire consumer and commercial success"
o   "Maximising Your Airport's Case for Securing New Air Services" (An intensive learning experience with the full and low fare carriers)

Airport Exchange 2011 will be held at ADNEC between 28 and 30 November and is the first industry event that ACI Europe and ACI Asia-Pacific have jointly developed in the Middle East showing the region’s growing importance. Experts from around the globe will benefit from networking opportunities, shared knowledge and the latest in expertise and developments.

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Since its launch in 2006, Airport Exchange has established itself as ACI EUROPE's largest meeting and continues to be the premier industry event at which expertise is shared, business relationships are formed and industry development is the principal goal.

In early October 2010, TAV Airports and the city of Istanbul played host to the 5th edition of Airport Exchange, which for the first time was delivered in partnership by both ACI EUROPE and ACI Asia-Pacific to bring European and Asian air transport executives together under one roof. It was a major success attracting over 1,000 visitors and a host of leading speakers, exhibitors and dignitaries from around the world.

We are delighted to now announce that we will be taking the concept of bringing air transport executives from Europe and Asia together onto the next level by staging Airport Exchange directly in Asia for the first time in Abu Dhabi.
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