Airport industry comes together for AAA National Conference


The Australian Airports Association (AAA) National Conference gets underway on the Gold Coast today, bringing together more than 650 delegates from airports and aerodromes across the country.

The conference will share insights on the latest developments in the airport industry, from new technology and technical innovation to projects to improve the passenger experience and ensure the sustainable operation of our airports.

AAA Chief Executive Officer Caroline Wilkie said the event would address the key issues facing the industry as it appears for its next phase of growth.

“The Asia Pacific region is expected to experience the world’s fastest growth in demand for air travel over the next 15 years and that represents a huge opportunity for Australia,” Ms Wilkie said.

“This week’s conference will discuss how Australia’s airports are working to make the most of that opportunity in partnership with their communities.

“We are seeing some amazing projects that are not only increasing the capacity of airports, but are delivering terminals, facilities and services that keep improving the passenger experience.

“This week provides a chance to celebrate those efforts and share ideas and insights with our industry peers.”

The conference will include a dedicated regional airport stream, while a sustainability and reconciliation workshop forms part of the agenda for the first time.

International keynotes will be delivered by Vancouver Airport Authority President and CEO Craig Richmond, City of Phoenix Director of Aviation Services James Bennett and Gatwick Airport Head of Airport Security Damien Trower.

Several major airport CEOs and senior aviation executives will also deliver keynotes and take part in panel discussions over the course of the event.

The AAA National Conference 2019 takes place from 19-22 November at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre. A copy of the program can be viewed here.


19 November 2019


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