Airport Development 2006 to be held in Singapore between 29 August - 2 September

Travel News Asia Monday, 5 June 2006

The Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation (CAPA) today officially launched a major 5-day international airport event for Asia - Airport Development 2006.

The Centres Executive Chairman, Peter Harbison, said, the objective of Airport Development 2006 is to bring together global aviation investor and strategic interests in airport and ANS development, focusing the global spotlight on Asia Pacific, Middle East and Eastern European issues.

This global aviation interest highlights the need to share experiences in state of the art finance/investments, regulations and policies, privatisation, retail strategies, latest infrastructure, strategic and new technology requirements for airports in these rapidly emerging markets, he said.

Airport Development 2006 will be held at the Raffles City Convention Centre in Singapore, from 29 August to 2 September 2006. It is organised by CAPA with key partners, including Airports Council International (ACI) and IJK and Associates, supported by Civil Air Navigation Services Organisation (CANSO).

ACI members committed a record US$36 billion on capital expenditure in 2005, following US$31 billion in 2004. The Centre for Asia Pacific Aviation estimates approximately US$170 billion in airport expenditure has been announced (globally), mostly falling within next five years. The Centre also estimates the global airport privatisation pipeline (currently around 40-50 airports) is valued at up to US440 billion, which will keep credit quality under pressure.

The confirmed speaker list already includes many of the leading participants in the global airport sector, including:

- Charles E Schlumberger, Principal Air Transport Specialist, World Bank
- Robert J Aaronson, Director General, Airports Council International (ACI)
- Alexander ter Kuille, Secretary General, CANSO
- Peter Harbison, Executive Chairman- Centre For Asia Pacific Aviation
- Kerrie Mather, CEO, Macquarie Airports
- Melanie Gee, Joint Global Head of Transport, UBS Financial Services
- Dimitrios Gastonis, Director Aviation, Hochtief Airport
- Waleed Youssef, CEO, Abu Dhabi Airports Company
- Colin Campbell, Managing Director, Citigroup
- Andrew Miller, CEO, Centre For Asia Pacific Aviation
- Robert J Althuis, Managing Director, GE Commercial Finance Aviation Services
- Eric Wij, Director, Lazard
- Jacques Follain, Managing Director, Aeroports de Paris Management
- Roman Himmler, Manager Group Shareholdings, Vienna International Airport Group
- George Casey, CEO, Vancouver Airport Services
- Herbert Meier, ex-Vice President, Zurich Airport
- Andrea Pal, Senior Vice President, Fraport.

The event will also feature an extensive supplier exhibition and enhanced sponsor offering, with over 20+ hours of networking time.

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