Welcome Letter from ACI EUROPE

Dear Delegate

It is time to start considering the calendar for 2017 and we want to make sure that the 10th ACI EUROPE Regional Airports’ Conference and Exhibition is on your radar. Next year’s event will take place in Cork, hosted by Cork Airport, from 15 to 17 May 2016.

Since 2008, the annual ACI EUROPE Regional Airports’ Conference and Exhibition has established itself as the gathering for airport CEOs looking beyond airline marketing, to consider wider questions of vision and strategy and the pursuit of fresh thinking, through knowledge exchange with their peers.

With the late advent of airport brands over the past 2 decades, regional airports have learned how to step out from the crowd and assert their identity as key parts of the aviation industry and travel & tourism sector. Finding your niche and optimising your value proposition have been important themes addressed at previous editions of this conference, but aviation is always pushing forward, so airports need to key an eye on the horizon line to find answers to tomorrow’s questions.

Next year’s conference is entitled “European airports: a new era of engagement and digital innovation” and will focus on the following issues:

  • Owning the customer using digital
  • Employee engagement
  • Hard facts: where do we stand with EASA compliance, cyber-security and border control?
  • The transatlantic challenge
  • Regional tourism engagement
  • The quest for efficiencyolivier_jankovec

The 2017 ACI EUROPE Regional Airports’ Conference & Exhibition aims to help you address these questions and many others, to help empower your strategy for business development at your airport. It is your opportunity to learn from a diverse mix of airport competitors, in a conference specifically tailored to the needs of Europe’s regional airports, by your Regional Airports’ Forum.

We look forward to seeing you in Cork next May.

Olivier Jankovec
Director General