ACI Airport Exchange kicks off in Istanbul, hosted by iGA

Published on : Thursday, December 10, 2015

ACI Asia PacificİGA Havalimanı İşletmesi A.Ş – the company building the world’s biggest new airport north of Istanbul is hosting the 10th ACI Airport Exchange at the prestigious new Istanbul Congress Center in the heart of downtown Istanbul from December 8 – 10, 2015. The event, which combines an extensive airport services & equipment exhibition with seven specialist conferences addressing all aspects of airport management & operations is staged jointly by two regions of Airports Council International, ACI EUROPE and ACI Asia-Pacific.

As leading companies from around the world continue to compete to become involved with the largest new airport ever built, the exhibition has attracted well over 100 exhibitors, while up to 1,800 delegates and visitors have already registered to attend. As part of the conference offering, a dedicated ‘Istanbul New Airport Development’ Conference focuses on the €10.2 billion new airport.

Nihat Özdemir, Board Member, İGA Havalimanı İşletmesi A.Ş. and Chairman of Limak Holdings said “At İGA, we feel honored to host such a significant event that gathers industrial representatives from various countries across the world. Airport Exchange 2015 is a significant opportunity for us to draw attention to Turkish aviation industry’s rapid growth over the past 15 years alongside our country’s position in the global aviation industry, as the event takes place in Istanbul. A natural “hub” in geographical terms – with Istanbul New Airport, we aim to contribute to the development of Turkish aviation industry and let Istanbul become a bright star for the global aviation industry.”

In her Opening Address, Patti Chau, Regional Director of ACI Asia-Pacific congratulated İGA Havalimanı İşletmesi A.Ş, for the development of the new mega-hub airport project in Istanbul. She said “Many airports in the world also share this vision to build for future growth. Audacious developments are seen in Asia-Pacific, notably in China and United Arabs Emirates.”

“Maintaining a network of safe, secured, efficient and environmentally responsible airports is our core focus. Aviation is a team effort and all stakeholders are responsible for doing their part. Airport Exchange is the perfect occasion where we will look into all areas of airport operations and the theme of this year, Future-Proofing Your Airport: Audacious Development, New Technologies and Competitive Strategies, is timely and allows us to re-examine our strategy and possibly, develop a completely new approach to future-proof your airport.” She concluded.

* ACI Airport Exchange is always hosted by a major airport undertaking significant development in Europe or Asia – most recently Hamad International Airport, Doha (2013) and Aéroports de Paris (2014).

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