The countdown is on as the Australian Airports Association (AAA) puts the finishing touches on their National Conference, being held on the Gold Coast next month.

This year’s event is billed as the best yet. Delegates will be inspired by a host of Australian and International speakers as they delve into industry challenges and showcase new opportunities through a mixture of case studies and interactive panel sessions.

Held over four days, the conference also features an industry exhibition with over 80 companies demonstrating the latest equipment and products that are of interest to anyone within the aviation sector. 

With less than 10 exhibition booths remaining, you still can secure your place in the industry exhibition. Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this interactive exhibit and the potential to reach new customers. To learn more or secure an exhibition booth click here.

Follow the AAA National Conference Checklist to ensure you have ticked everything off the list in preparation for the event.

Register to attend the largest airport event in Australia. Make substantial savings with the group booking rate. Register prior to 7 November to avoid the late registration fee.

Book your discounted accommodation. The Gold Coast offers an assortment of hotels and apartments within walking distance of the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Download the conference program and decide, ahead of time, which streams you will want to attend. With a strong focus on sustainability, technology, security, as well as customer and commercial aspects of the aviation industry, the program has been designed to cater for everyone.

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.

Familiarise yourself with the industry exhibitors and make time in your diary to visit the companies you would like to learn more about. The industry exhibition will be open from Tuesday to Thursday.

Gather your friends and colleagues and secure additional tickets for the AAA National Airport Industry Awards and Gala Dinner. With a record number of award entries this year, this prestigious awards ceremony is an event not to be missed. Be part of the celebrations as we showcase the best of the best within the industry. See who is vying for an award here.

Order you business cards. With over 800 delegates, the AAA National Conference will provide opportunities to connect with new contacts and reacquaint yourself with old colleagues at the many networking functions available throughout the week. 

If you are a AAA member, register for the inaugural Women in Airports Forum being held on Monday, 18 November. This exclusive member only event is open to both female and male professionals. Places are filling quickly, register today to avoid missing out. 

Participate in the 2019 Airport Photograph of the Year competition. Enter your best photo that captures the essence of your aerodrome or airport. Competition entries close on Friday, 25 October. All entries will be on display in the industry exhibition and winners will be announced on Day 3 of the Conference. 

Visit the conference website to find out what else is happening during the week of conference. 


Don’t miss the chance to hear about and learn the latest industry trends, listen to some of the industry’s most experienced and influential national and international speakers, share knowledge and connect with inspirational people.

You will leave the AAA National Conference with a revised sense of purpose and passion to implement these new skills within your own place of work.

Register today, you will be glad you did.

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