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Registration now open for the 27th ACI Africa/World Annual General Assembly, Conference & Exhibition, in Mauritius

Montreal, 23 May 2017 –  Registration is now open for the 27th Airports Council International (ACI) Africa/World Annual General Assembly, Conference & Exhibition , taking place from 16–18 October 2017 in Port Louis, Mauritius  . Industry leaders from around the world will convene to explore solutions to a wide range of challenges under the theme “Bold leadership in a time of change.”

“The conference has been developed from the ground up to give delegates the chance to deliberate on issues of particular interest to airports,” said Angela Gittens, Director General, ACI World. “In an industry where change is constant, the theme of this year’s conference recognizes airports play a crucial role in the economic and social health of communities, countries, regions and the world at large, and they must craft a strategy for their sustainable development to continue providing those benefits.”

The conference’s session topics will include:

  • Recognizing leadership
  • Creating a strong security culture
  • The road to success – Learning from the world’s best airports in customer experience
  • Taxes, connectivity and sustainable tourism – Barriers to and opportunities for growth
  • Technology and Innovation – The airport digital transformation
  • A view from ACI’s World Business Partners

ACI will also host the ASQ Awards   Ceremony at the Gala Dinner on 17 October 2017 to celebrate those airports whose customers have rated them the best in delivering an excellent experience. Prior to the main conference will be the popular series of forums on the topics of safety, customer experience, commercial revenue enhancement and environmental stewardship.

Members of the media are invited to cover the conference, which will include opportunities to meet airport executives from around the world, as well as to gain access to the trade show featuring exhibitors with the latest products and services for the airport industry. 

Notes for editors
1. Airports Council International (ACI), the trade association of the world’s airports, was founded in 1991 with the objective of fostering cooperation among its member airports and other partners in world aviation, including the International Civil Aviation Organization, the International Air Transport Association and the Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation. In representing the best interests of airports during key phases of policy development, ACI makes a significant contribution toward ensuring a global air transport system that is safe, secure, efficient and environmentally sustainable. As of January 2017, ACI serves 623 members operating 1,940 airports in 176 countries.

2.Learn more about the 27th Annual ACI Africa/World Annual General Assembly, Conference & Exhibition.

3.Register for the ACI conference.

4. Download the  PDF version of this media release

Media contact
Sabrina Guerrieri
Manager, Communications
ACI World
Telephone: +1 514 373 1223
Anita Berthier
Manager, External Relations and Special Events 
ACI World 
Telephone: +1 514 373 1254 
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