AAA National Conference kicks off in Brisbane


The Australian Airports Association’s (AAA) 2018 National Conference gets underway today, with 800 delegates from airports and aerodromes across Australia to attend.

The conference will bring together the aviation industry’s latest innovation, technology and insights as Australia’s airports continue to provide more convenience and choice for passengers across the country.

AAA Chief Executive Officer Caroline Wilkie said this year’s event would feature a wide range of speakers designed to ignite new thinking and celebrate recent successes in the industry.

“This has once again been a year of growth, with more passengers travelling through Australian airports than ever before,” Ms Wilkie said.

“Those passengers not only have more choice, but they’re enjoying a more connected, easier airport experience.

“The AAA National Conference is a great opportunity for airports to share how they’re delivering more for the travelling public and discuss the key challenges and issues that face the industry in the future.

“We are looking forward to a very exciting line up of speakers over the next few days.”

The conference will feature dedicated regional and commercial streams to cater for the diverse range of airports across the country.

Key speakers will include Deputy Prime Minister Michael McCormack, Digital Futurist Dr Hugh Bradlow, SITA Vice President Catherine Mayer and Assistant Minister to the Prime Minister Andrew Broad.

Airports will also be strongly represented, with Melbourne Airport Chief Executive Officer Lyell Strambi, Brisbane Airport Chief Executive Officer Gert-Jan de Graaf and Hobart Airport Chief Executive Officer Sarah Renner participating as speakers.

The AAA National Conference takes place at the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre from 13-16 November. For more information, view the program here.



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