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29 November - 01 December 2016
Dom Pedro Palace Hotel,

Network With 500+ Powerful Members Of The Global Airport Community

The World’s Leading Airport Development & Finance Event

Join The Largest Annual Gathering Of Global Airport Leaders

Meet More Airport CEOs Than Anywhere Else

GAD World is the largest gathering of airport leaders anywhere in the world, with 120+ airport operators in attendance each year. Over half of airports are represented at CEO level, making GAD World the industry’s most prestigious annual meeting.

The Only Conference For Airport Owners & Investors

GAD is the home of investing in airports. As the only event to focus on airport finance and private sector investment in and ownership of airports, GAD World brings together a unique community of airport investors not found anywhere else.

Maximising Value In The Airport Business Model

GAD focuses on maximising value in the airport business model. With a 150+ strong speaker faculty covering the latest developments in airport strategy, finance and management, GAD World offers a unique environment in which to learn, network and do business.

Who You Will Meet

GAD World is the largest gathering of airport leaders anywhere in the world, attended by 500+ senior industry leaders each year.
This includes 120+ global airport operators, 50% represented at CEO level, and 120+ powerful strategic and financial investors.
This represents 80% of the operators of the 50 biggest airports in Europe and over 50% of the top 30 globally attending GAD World each year.

GAD World 2016 Destination Revealed

In 2016 GAD World will make its first visit to Lisbon, where we will be hosted by VINCI Airports, operator ANA Aeroportos de Portugal and 25 airports in Europe, South America & Asia.

Offering history, culture and a Mediterranean climate, Lisbon offers the perfect backdrop to network with the global airport community.

New For 2016

Networking & Social Events

Bringing together 500+ attendees for an evening of relaxed networking, the GAD World cocktail night Tues 29 Nov is always one of the highlights of the industry calendar. This year will be even more special because it will see the return of the GAD Awards, with winners will be chosen earlier in the day and the results revealed at the evening social event.

Choose Your Networking Package

Get more out of your time at GAD by upgrading to a Networking Package. Benefit from an exclusive evening's networking with GAD’s VIPs at our invite-only Welcome Drinks on Mon 28 Nov, plus a branded meeting table reserved for your company’s use at the conference and increased brand awareness before, during and after the event via our newsletter and video content.

4 Weeks Of Networking

The GAD Connect networking app allows you to find and contact your fellow GAD World attendees before, during and after the event. All delegates will benefit from 4 weeks access to GAD Connect, starting two weeks before and remaining live until one week after the event. Never worry about a lost business card again!

Get exclusive industry insight with interviews, articles and content from the GAD Blog

Discounts & Free Places

GAD CEO Circle

Our ambition is for every airport company to be represented at GAD at the highest level, so we are delighted to offer any airport operator not already represented through the GAD World 2016 speaker faculty a free pass for a C-level executive to attend the event as our guest.

GAD High Fliers

In order to nurture the next generation of industry talent, we are delighted to offer any company sending 2 or more paying delegates to GAD World 2016 the opportunity to register a colleague under the age of 30 who has never attended GAD before for just £300+ VAT.

Free Places

Free places are also available for airlines, governments, regulators and MFIs. To register your interest, please email our dedicated VIP Liaison Candice Barlett at candice.bartlett@informa.com.