Breaking Travel News

Airport Cities World Conference 2013 speaker line up announced

Airport Cities World Conference 2013 speaker line up announced

London-based event organiser UBM Live has announced the full programme and speaker line up for the annual Airport Cities World Conference & Exhibition 2013 in the City of Ekurhuleni, South Africa. 

High profile figures from the Airport City community, including professor John Kasarda, director of the centre for air commerce at the University of North Carolina, Sotiris Pagdadis, global head of airports at PWC and Chris Choa, principal at AECOM, will head a comprehensive line up of senior industry figures who will be travelling from all over the world to speak at the event.

This year’s ACE will take place at the Emperors Palace Hotel in the City of Ekurhuleni, South Africa, from April 24th-26th, 2013, and will be the first time it has ever been hosted on African soil.

During the two-day conference and exhibition, leading authorities on the airport city and aerotropolis concepts will be joined by a number of government officials, airport CEOs, and industry experts from all corners of the globe.

Speakers include influential and well-respected figures such as Jeff Fegan, chief executive of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Larry Cox, chief executive of Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority, Kim Day, manager of aviation at Denver International Airport, and Rajeev Kumar Jain, chief executive of Mumbai International Airport, who will join many others to come to South Africa and discuss the latest developments, trends, success stories and best practices from within the airport city community.

Conference sessions will see these experts tackling and discussing topics such as the unique economic, geographical and cultural challenges in airport city and aerotropolis development; the relationships between stakeholders and regions; the newest airport city projects; masterplanning; investment and infrastructure development, commercial development and airport real estate; non- aeronautical revenue development and much more.

More information at the official website.