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11 - 14 November 2019
Clayton Hotel,

Where global airport leaders gather and airport investment happens

Develop airport assets. Finance growth. Unlock value.

Meet 500+ airports, airlines, investors, financiers, governments and regulators at the world's leading airport development and finance event

Stand out from the crowd

Whether you want to get your voice heard, get your brand seen or meet the people that matter to you - we can help. Contact Louie Damp on +44(0) 20 3377 3416 or at Louie.Damp@KNect365.com

Editor's Pick of the key conversations that took place at GAD World 2018

Where are we now after 25 years of airport privatisation?

Air travel demand has spiralled after 25 years of privatisation, but big challenges lie ahead as airports look to accommodate for the growth in the industry. Where are the biggest changes so far?

What type of airport concession models work? Lessons learnt from the last 25 years

Private airport investment has come a long way in a short space of time. Over the last 25 years a handful of intrepid investors from a limited range of sectors has blossomed into a diverse army of private equity players, lured by low interest rates and the sector's apparent resilience to economic aftershocks.

What's happening in airport privatisation? Hear from the industry experts

As the GAD community gathered in Hamburg to celebrate and discuss 25 years of airport privatisation, we interviewed experts live from GAD World 2018 to share their thoughts on some of the biggest developments in the industry and the economy.

Highlights from Hamburg

GAD World celebrated its 25th anniversary in Hamburg. 

Watch the video to see the highlights.

Don't miss the photos from the event

We celebrated our 25th anniversary in style in 2018.

Here are just a few snaps from the event where 500+ attendees had the opportunity to network, meet and do business with speakers, sponsors, exhibitors and fellow delegates.

The world's leading airport privatisation and finance event

Meet more airport CEOs than anywhere else

The largest annual gathering of airport leaders. 

Attracting 150+ global airport operators – with half of airports represented at CEO level.

The only conference for airport investors

The only event dedicated to investing in airports. 

Bringing together a unique community of strategic and financial investors in airport assets.

Why do 500+ airport leaders attend?

You can expect more tailored sessions including  deal-based roundtables, closed discussions and a new global regulatory breakfast briefing.

Keep up to speed with all the latest trends and see how your peers are tackling the industry's biggest challenges.

Identify partners, make new connections

GAD World gathers the whole airport investment and finance community together. 

Use the GAD networking app to identify and connect with new investment and business opportunities before arriving.

Look out for evening drinks receptions, closed door discussions, airport CEO lunches and more! 

Expert-led panels

A complete new approach for 2018. Now including focuses on Africa, China, LatAm , Eastern Europe and many more.

Diving deeper than before. Examine where the opportunities and challenges lie globally. Explore the latest airport concessions, the smart technology for airports, and the successful strategies that airport leaders are deploying.

Introduction to airport business and finance

A one-day introductory course, aimed at early and mid-career executives looking to learn from airport industry senior leaders. 

Gain a deeper understanding of airport economics, regulation, traffic forecasting, business planning, the airline/airport dynamic and ownership and investment models.

The numbers that matter

airport operators, investors, airlines, regulators, policy makers and financiers
countries represented
33% airport operators and investors

Stand out from the crowd

We'll provide you the platform to connect with 500+ global airport development leaders.

Whether you want to get your voice heard, get your brand seen or meet the people that matter to you - we can help.

Contact Louie Damp on +44(0) 20 3377 3416 or at Louie.Damp@KNect365.com

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