ADAC to showcase Abu Dhabi as a major air transport hub

ABU DHABI - Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC) is hosting the sixth edition of ACI Airport Exchange. 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.

By (Staff Report)

Published: Mon 28 Nov 2011, 11:05 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 5:21 AM

The three-day event will take place from Monday to Wednesday at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC). A number of the air-transport sector’s most influential figures will deliver simultaneous keynote addresses on key industry issues.

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.

This year’s show will include exhibitors from the leading names in the airport and aviation industry, including Siemens and IKUSI to showcase the latest innovations and competitive services in the airport international scenery.

Airport Exchange in its 6th edition was brought to Abu Dhabi by ADAC and is being actively supported by the Department of Transport in Abu Dhabi. ADAC was also supported by Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, Juniper Networks, SITA, Davis Langdon, DFS, Takatof, AMG Global Networks, Aruba Networks, SNR Denton, SSP, Thales, and Ultra Electronics through various sponsorship programmes as a reflection to the respectable and credible reputation of ACI Airport Exchange as the leading aviation and airport event of the year.

Commenting on the event, James E. Bennett, CEO ADAC, said: “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 Airports Company active involvement in the dynamic global aviation industry’ developments and we look forward to welcome visitors and delegates to our vibrant city.”

The conference programme will feature six innovative individually tailored conferences starting on Tuesday 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.

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