Airports Council International is organising the 8th Asia-Pacific Small Airport seminar from November 7- 10 in Hyderabad, with re-engineering of airport economics being the focus theme.

This is the first seminar on small airports being held after formation of the Small Airports Network (SAN) by the council.

It will seek to address the common concerns and interests of small airport operators, besides evaluating the needs, challenges, latest developments and outlook of industry.

Issues such as economic expectations of stakeholders, cargo traffic, non-aero innovations and attracting airlines to airports will be elaborately discussed during the conference. The second ACI Asia-Pacific SAN meeting will also be held during the event.

Arun Mishra, Director General, DGCA will deliver the inaugural address on November 8, while aviation experts such as Yashwant S Bhave, Chairperson - Airports Economic Regulatory Authority, Sotiris A Pagdadis, Global Airport Sector Leader, PwC, VP Agrawal, Chairman, Airports Authority of India, Neil Mills CEO of SpiceJet, Peter Hoslin, Head (Airline Marketing) of Abu Dhabi Airports Company and Nikos Kardasis, CEO, Jet Airways, will speakat the seminar.

ACI Asia-Pacific, one of the five ACI regions, is based in Hong Kong and represents the interest of 95 members who operate over 500 airports in the Asia-Pacific Region, spanning West Asia, former CIS States, the Indo-Pakistan subcontinent, Northeast and Southeast Asia, Oceania, the Pacific Islands and Hawaii.

amitmitra@thehindu.co.in

(This article was published on November 6, 2012)
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