ACI Airport Exchange Conferences

Hear from the experts in your field at the most prestigious event in the air transport calendar

Join us in Istanbul for unrivalled learning and networking opportunities, bringing Europe and Asia together to share strategies for success.

  • Dedicated Istanbul New Airport development conference
  • 5 specialist streams, each carefully curated by ACI EUROPE and ACI APAC technical committees
  • Free-to-attend exhibition seminar theatre

This year’s conference programmes to be launched summer 2016


This year's conference programmes to be launched summer 2016

2015 Conference Streams

Last year there were 6 conference streams covering all aspects of airport management, please review last year's programmes to get a flavour of what to expect in 2016

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The Istanbul New Airport Development Conference

Istanbul New Airport Development Conference

A flagship conference stream entirely dedicated to the €10.2 billion Istanbul New Airport project, featuring key figures from the leadership, design and procurement teams delivering this game-changing mega hub.

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Security and Border Control Summit

Security & Border Control Summit

Airports, airlines, regulators, government agencies and solution providers discuss progress in countering threats to air safety.

Conference theme: "Future-proofing your airport: Knowing and engaging effectively with the new threats, while engaging positively with the travelling customer."

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Airport Operations & Safety Conference

Airport Operations & Safety Conference

Airport operations professionals meet to discuss the technology and strategy needed to deal with crisis, enhance safety and facilitate growth.

Conference theme: "Future-proofing your airport: Delivering safer capacity and operational efficiency through new technologies, great strategies, and partnerships."

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Airport Development & Environment Conference

Airport Development & Environment Conference

Speakers and panels discuss developing new and existing airport terminals, with a specific focus on sustainability.

Conference theme: "Future-proofing your airport: Sustainably maximising the life of new facilities and redeveloped infrastructure."

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Facilitation, IT and Customer Service Conference

Facilitation, IT & Customer Service Conference

Insight into IT and customer service projects improving customer experience and efficiency, presented by senior leaders from airports, airlines and solution providers.

Conference theme: "Future-proofing your airport: Harnessing the technologies which will raise airport customer service to a whole new level."

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Digital Engagement Summit

Digital Engagement Summit

Lively discussion and case studies, focussed on pioneering efforts to delight airport passengers and smooth their journey through the terminal.

Conference theme: "Future-proofing your airport: In an era when a single trip can result in a cascade of communications on multiple platforms from airlines, airport, retail partners, etc. In what ways can meaningful and valuable engagement with passengers still be achieved?"

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Endorsement from attendees of ACI Airport Exchange 2015:

ACI Airport Exchange has been superbly organised, as always. I found the conference sessions very interesting, and it has been a fantastic forum for both learning and networking

Dr Rainer Schwarz

Managing Director

Rostock Airport

The event has been excellent and informative. I have found the conference sessions very interesting – there was lots of interaction and debate. The exhibition has been great, with a huge amount of companies to see. I have enjoyed the networking opportunities.

Daan Achmad

Director of Human Capital, General Affairs & IT

PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero)

It has been very interesting to hear from specialist speakers across the customer journey – it is clear that the value chain is becoming more aligned, and we are seeing more cooperation. The format of the conference sessions has worked very well, with a high level of debate and interaction with the audience. ACI Airport Exchange is also clearly very valuable in terms of networking opportunities.

Richard Jewsbury

Divisional Senior Vice President Projects

Emirates Airline

The conference sessions have been interesting, informative and contained diverse thoughts about the future. Most of the sessions I have attended have been based around security as this is the sector I work in. They have addressed all the things that airports are talking about, from contract management to security infrastructure and technology, and always connecting back to the passenger experience.

Kyile Whyte

Security Infrastructure & Equipment Manager

Sydney Airport

It has been an amazing event. It has been exceptionally well organised and on such a massive scale – the scale of the event matches the scale of the new Istanbul airport! It has been a wonderful showcase for İGA and Istanbul New Airport, and for delegates to learn about this new mega-hub. The social events and networking opportunities have been great as always, and the entertainment was outstanding. The exhibition was also very impressive, and well set out.

Johan Schölvinck

Vice-President Commercial

InterVISTAS Consulting Group

ACI Airport Exchange been very good and extremely well attended this year. I went to a couple of conference sessions, and I really enjoyed them. The sessions presented great information, particularly the keynote address with Dr Sani Şener, Member of the ACI Governing Board and CEO TAV Airports Holding and TAV Construction, and Mertol Genç, General Manager İGA Havalimanları. I have also thoroughly enjoyed the networking and social events.

LeeAnn Levesque

President and CEO


It has been a really good event and exhibition. It is the best of cultures between Europe and Asia, and of course with Turkey being one of the key drivers for aviation it is the right place and locations to do it, especially with the new airport. The most important part of the event is the exchange between Europe and Asia – even though aviation is a global business, the exchange between these two regions is very positive.

Pedro Alves

Business Development Manager


I thought the conference sessions were really well organised and informative and the flow of the sessions have been organised very well. There have been lots of very interesting and relevant topics, and I haven’t been to any that are boring. People always question whether it is worth taking the time out of day jobs to attend conferences, and for me it absolutely has been worth it. Valuable connections, and very valuable information.

Tijen Cirig

Director, Airport Solutions


The venue itself is pretty spectacular and there has been some really key players from different sectors in the market showcasing at the exhibition. The conference topics have been really great and relevant, particularly with İGA’s involvement and the focus on the new airport. We have had a very productive few days and people have been very open about their challenges, such as maximising airport infrastructure.

Nick Stevens

Senior Solution Architect


This year has been very, very good. We’ve met many new customers, and we have also been able to learn about and see other new solutions and products in the market. Customers, airports and airlines have tried to learn more about our self-tagging products and we have been very pleased with not just the results, but also the venue, the location and the food. ACI Airport Exchange is very good for not only the external market, but also the internal market.

Borry Vrieling

Founder and Managing Director