Travel and accommodation at ACI Airport Exchange 2015

Conference Opening Hours
Wednesday 9 December – 09:00-17:30
Thursday 10 December – 09:00-15:00

Exhibition Opening Hours
Wednesday 9 December – 10:00-17:30
Thursday 10 December – 08:30-15:00

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Discounted Flights with Official Airline – Turkish Airlines

Turkish Airlines logoTurkish Airlines are the Official Airline for ACI Airport Exchange, and are kindly offering all attendees up to a 20% discount on flights booked to Istanbul for the event.

To make a reservation, please visit the Turkish Conventions website here using the following event code, under the delegate section –


Please note, discounted rates are subject to availability and cannot be guaranteed on all routes.

Recommended Hotels for ACI Airport Exchange

ACI have secured preferential rates at the Premier Recommended Hotel, the Hilton Bosphorus, which is conveniently located directly next to the Istanbul Congress Centre (ICC), as well as at a number of alternative Recommended Hotels.

For more information and to make a reservation
via our appointed hotel agent Boyut Group, please click here

We strongly recommend that you make your hotel reservation at the ACI Premier Recommended Hotel, the Hilton Bosphorus, well in advance as the availability of preferential rates for accommodation is limited.

Hotel bookings – please only use authorised partners

We have been made aware that a number of unauthorised service providers, including “Housing Services,” “Exhibition Housing Management” and “Trade Show Housing” have contacted attendees to offer hotel reservation services. These companies charge significant booking and credit card fees and can enact stringent cancellation policies.

Please note that none of these companies represent ACI EUROPE or PPS Publications.


Airport Exchange attendees should be mindful of visa entry requirements prior to travelling to Istanbul, noting that all visitors entering Turkey must have pre-arranged a travel visa. Turkey is now using an e-visa system enabling visitors to apply for a visa online. Please click on the link below to find out how to apply, who is eligible and other information:


Please note that if your country is not listed on the above website, you will be required to apply via your Turkish Consulate. Please visit the consulate website for your country to find out how to apply. Travel and visa arrangements are the responsibility of the individual and we strongly advise that you arrange your visas prior to travelling to avoid any issues on arrival into Istanbul.



The event is very well organised. There has been a good mix of conference topics, and I have appreciated that the conference has addressed emerging topics such as climate change. There have been good speakers, interesting topics, and good debate.

Andrew Watt

Head of Environment Unit


I like the size of the exhibition and have spoken to many of the suppliers. I have also enjoyed the focus of the conference presentations and the working sessions. There has been a lot of interaction and a good level of debate. The event is definitely addressing the right issues.

Thomas Hoff Andersson

Director Airport Optimisation

Copenhagen Airports

I have appreciated all of the conference presentations – they have been very interesting. There have been a lot of questions and a good level of debate in each session. ACI Airport Exchange is also very useful for networking – I have met many new contacts. It is good to be able to interact and share experiences at this event, in order to improve together. The spirit of the event is very nice.

Franck Mereyde

Managing Director

Paris-Orly Airport

It’s always good to be able to have that exchange of information and to network – because everybody does things differently. We all have airports and share common problems and it's great to hear peoples’ experiences, what works and doesn’t work, what people have tried and what’s coming down the line.

Michael McElvaney

VP Operations

Hamad International Airport

There is a lot to be learned at this event, and I have taken from Airport Exchange confirmation of many of the ideas that we have had in Norway. The IT & Facilitation conference in particular has been very good.

Jon Henrik Thorshaug

Head of Market and Business Development


All the aspects of aviation were covered – whatever area of aviation you are in this is the place to be. This is my first time attending Airport Exchange, and it will definitely not be my last. The conference has been very interesting, with a wide variety of exciting topics.

Sufyan F H Abbas

Security Controller Operations

Emirates Group Security