Gold Coast to host Asia-Pacific’s pre-eminent aviation event

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The Australian Airports Association (AAA) will hold their National Conference on the Gold Coast this November. With over 800 delegates, this is the pre-eminent aviation conference and exhibition in the Asia Pacific Region.

This year’s program has a strong focus on sustainability, technology, security, customer and commercial aspects of the aviation industry. With increased content relevant to regional council mayors, councillors and CEOs as well as the traditional airport manager related content, this conference is shaping up to be the best yet.

International keynote speakers are a highlight of the program this year and include Craig Richmond, President and Chief Executive Officer, Vancouver Airport who will discuss Values, culture and results: Thoughts from Vancouver Airport, James Bennett, Director of Aviation Services, City of Phoenix who will provide an overview on Airport governance, development and financing – A Phoenix perspective, and Damien Trower, Head of Airport Security, Gatwick Airport who will share insights on the Gatwick Airport drone incident – Lessons for Australia.

The program has been developed with concurrent streams focusing on issues relevant to regional airports with an emphasis on airport management, case studies from around the world and learnings.

The technical forum on days three and four will provide updates from CASA, information on emergency and safety management as well as airport operations.
As an attendee you will:

  • Learn about the latest innovations in airport technology. What they are, how to use them, where to use them
  • Learn about the latest developments in best practice principles in the industry
  • Discover ways to increase non-aeronautical revenue at airports of all sizes
  • Hear from industry about the newest advances in airfield pavements and lighting
  • Discover how to integrate wildlife hazard management into all aspects of airport business
  • Learn about the latest safety products, practices and principles and how to apply them at your airport
  • Network with industry leaders, professionals and stakeholders

A highlight of the conference is the Industry Exhibition where delegates and exhibitors can meet and interact with members of the airport industry and showcase their products and services.  With only eleven exhibition booths remaining, opportunities are still available to enhance your brand and grow awareness of your company within the Industry Exhibition. To learn more or secure an exhibition booth click here

The AAA National Airport Industry Awards will be presented at the Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony on the evening of Wednesday 20 November, and will be hosted by special guest MC Paul McDermott, one of Australia’s most successful and popular artists.

The Gala Dinner will showcase the 2019 nominees and celebrate the success of the winners. With a record number of entries this year, the Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony will be a night to remember. View the 2019 AAA National Airport Industry Awards entrants here.

Networking opportunities abound with a welcome reception on Tuesday evening and a fun night of food experiences at Miami Marketta on the Thursday evening. These events will provide a platform to make new business contacts and reconnect with old friends.

Register now for the 2019 AAA National Conference.

This partner content is brought to you by the Australian Airports Association (AAA). For more information on the National Conference, visit the website here.

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