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Why Paris

Conference programmes soon to be announced - in the meantime take a look at the 2013 conference programmes to give you an indication of the breadth of topics addressed and calibre of speakers.


Following on from the success of last year's event in Doha, this year we will again set aside a large room, the Keynote Arena, at Airport Exchange where many of the air-transport sectors most influential figures will deliver keynote addresses to all conference delegates simultaneously on key industry issues, as well as the latest developments and strategies of their businesses. Delegates from all conferences will come together for these sessions and we expect an audience of more than 2,500 from Europe and Asia and around the world in Paris.

Keynote Arena

Last year's conference programme

Tuesday 12 November

09.00 – 10.00

Keynote Addresses in main hall for all conference delegates

Welcome Addresses:

  • ACI EUROPE Olivier Jankovec,
    Director General,
  • ACI Asia-Pacific Patti Chau,
    Regional Director,

Keynote Address:

Beyond 2020 intensive competition will mean only exceptional service and quality will differentiate the world's greatest airlines and hubs. How will Qatar Airways and Hamad International Airport rise to the challenge?

  • DohaAshish Jain,
    Senior Vice President Group Safety & Security,
    Qatar Airways and Doha International Airport

10.00 - 10.45 - Coffee break on the Exhibition floor

Keynote programme resumes at 16.30

Tuesday 12 November

16.30 – 17.30

Keynote Arena for all delegates

An Airport Leaders Discussion

The emergence of competitive major airlines and hubs has been a highly positive development for the Middle East, providing the gateways for modern inbound tourism, and creating vast choice for global travellers.

Discussion with leaders from the region, and beyond, will explain how this will play out beyond 2020 with reference to:

  • Competition between the Middle East hubs – and with hubs in Europe and elsewhere
  • New aircraft types
  • Passenger experience
  • The impact of technology
  • The importance of environmental considerations in consumer choice and facilitating growth
  • The paramount advantages of unquestioned safety and security
  • Quality and customer service
  • The exceptional importance of retail attraction both at the airport and onboard


  • DohaPatrick Muller,
    Doha International Airport
  • Tan Sri Bashir,
    Managing Director and CEO,
    Malaysia Airports & President, ACI Asia-Pacific
  • Arnaud Feist,
    The Brussels Airport Company

Wednesday 13 November

09.00 – 10.00

Keynote Addresses in main hall for all conference delegates

How has the new low-cost carrier terminal "klia2", which will be the world's largest lcc facility, been designed to ensure it will be fit for purpose in the many years it will be used beyond 2020, and what have been the lesson learned during its development?

  • Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad,
    Managing Director and CEO,
    Malaysia Airports

Inspiration from the NGO behind the world's first intercontinental flight in a solar-powered plane.

  • Bertrand Piccard,
    Solar Impulse

* Invited speaker


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