During the recent Airport Council International (ACI) Airport Exchange 2018, which was held in Oslo, Norway, Abu Dhabi Airports was announced as host of next year’s iteration of the show.
Revealed during a special handover ceremony at the conclusion of the 2018 edition, Mohammed Al Katheeri, SVP Strategy and Communications at Abu Dhabi Airports, officially received the hosting rights and responsibilities for Abu Dhabi Airports.
A key event for the airport segment, the event draws over 1,500 airport leaders and speakers from across the world to discuss the latest advances in aviation facilities.
Serving as the global trade representative of the world’s airport authorities, Airport Council International’s annual Airport Exchange touches upon key aspects of airport operations. This includes developments in digital technologies, airport security and sustainability.
Bryan Thompson, CEO of Abu Dhabi Airports, said: “This is a prestigious international event, during what will be a significant time for us as we near the unveiling of one of our most significant projects to date. Our selection to host the 2019 edition of ACI Airport Exchange is a source of pride for Abu Dhabi Airports. We look forward to welcoming the world’s airport industry and community to Abu Dhabi next year.”
He added: “This major event is in line with our mission and vision of becoming the world’s leading airports group. It contributes to our mandate of bolstering Abu Dhabi’s status as a global hub for business and leisure travellers.”