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ADAC to Showcase Abu Dhabi as a Major Air Transport Hub at ACI Airport Exchange
(27 November 2011)
ADAC hosts ACI Airport Exchange, commencing tomorrow at ADNEC


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 tomorrow 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.

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 it 6th edition was brought to Abu Dhabi by ADAC and is being actively supported by the Department of Transport in Abu Dhabi who took on the responsibility of providing transportation to delegates throughout the event. ADAC was also supported by Abu Dhabi Tourism Authority, Juniper Networks, SITA, Siemens, Davis Langdon, DFS, Takatof, AMG Global Solutions, Aruba Networks, Ikusi, SNR Denton, SSP, Thales, and Ultra Electronics through various sponsorship programs as a reflection to the respectable and credible reputation of ACI Airport Exchange as the leading aviation and airport event of the year. Furthermore, International Herald Tribune is the main media partner for the event.

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 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.”

The conference program 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 outstanding 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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