Abu Dhabi to be showcased at ACI Airport Exchange

Sixth edition of conference takes place in the UAE capital from today.
ADAC CEO James E. Bennett
ADAC CEO James E. Bennett


Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) is hosting the sixth edition of ACI Airport Exchange this month in the capital.

Staged in Abu Dhabi for the first time, Airport Exchange is being held in partnership with Airport Council International (ACI) Europe and ACI Asia-Pacific, and will bring together air transport executives from Europe, Asia and around the world. The three day event will take place from today 28th to 30th November at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC).

A number of the air-transport sector’s most influential figures will deliver simultaneous keynote addresses to conference delegates on key industry issues, as well as the latest developments and strategies of their businesses. Key figures giving their insights and discussing exciting topics on the keynote stage include: James E. Bennett, CEO of ADAC; Kevin Knight, Chief Officer of Strategy and Planning, Etihad; Kosaburo Morinaka, President and CEO, Narita International Airport Corporation, Japan and Second Vice President ACI ASIA-PACIFIC; and Declan Collier, CEO, Dublin Airports Authority and President, ACI EUROPE.

“We are very pleased to be the host of this international aviation event as it debuts in the region. Hosting this year’s Airport Exchange, the largest ever, is yet another indication of Abu Dhabi Airport’s Company active involvement in the dynamic global aviation industry’ developments and we look forward to welcoming visitors and delegates to our vibrant city,” said James E. Bennett, CEO ADAC.

The conference programme will feature six innovative individually tailored conferences starting Tuesday 29th November and will be dedicated to the following areas: Security; Airport Operations; Airport Development and Environment; IT; Facilitation & Customer Service; and Commercial Network Planning. The six themed conferences 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.

Over 100 speakers and industry leaders will be presenting at the event including John Pistole, Administrator- U.S. Transportation Security Administration, Filip Cornelis, Head of Unit, Aviation Security- European Union, Sue Baer, Aviation Director- Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and Tan Sri Bashir, Managing Director- Malaysian Airports and many more whom will be brought together on one platform to share expertise, form business relationships and work together towards the principle goal of industry development.

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