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29 November - 01 December 2016
Dom Pedro Palace Hotel,

Network & Share Strategic Insights With 500+ Members Of The Global Airport Investment 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. Half of the airports are represented at CEO level, making GAD 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 investment in and ownership of airports, GAD World brings together a unique community of airport investors not to be found anywhere else.

Maximising Value In The Airport Business Model

With a 150+ strong speaker faculty covering all the latest developments in airport business models and 500+ industry leaders in attendance, 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.

Presenting GAD World 2016

Find out what to expect from the world’s leading airport development and finance event.

"Airport projects are vast, complicated and expensive. Not only do they require collaboration between many different stakeholders, but in times of strained public finances, new and innovative sources of funding...

...GAD is a powerhouse for the global aviation community, catalysing airport development by sharing expertise, forging partnerships, and connecting airport operators with investors"

New For 2016

Networking & Social Events

Save the date for the evening social event on Tues 29 Nov – bringing together 500+ GAD World attendees for a night of relaxed networking, it is guaranteed to be one of the highlights of the industry's calendar. This year it will include the GAD Awards, with winners chosen earlier in the day and the results revealed at the evening event.

Choose Your Networking Package

Get more out of 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, a meeting space reserved for your company’s use at the conference and increased brand awareness before, during and after the event.

4 Weeks Of Networking

Connect with your fellow GAD World attendees before, during and after the event via the GAD Connect networking app, an easy to use networking tool allowing you to view the delegate list, send messages and arrange meetings from two weeks before 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.