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11 - 14 November 2019
Clayton Hotel Burlington Road,

Where global airport leaders gather and airport investment happens

Develop airport assets. Finance growth. Unlock value.

Meet 550+ airports, airlines, investors, financiers, governments and regulators at the world's leading airport development and finance event

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.

The world's leading airport privatisation and finance event

Meet airport CEOs, CFOs and board members

GAD has the largest concentration of senior decision makers in airports and the speaker line-up features CEOs, CFOs and board members from airports all around the world. 

Contact us if you'd like to apply for an airport CEO VIP pass:

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The only conference dedicated to investing in airports

GAD World has been tracking private investment in airports and deals for 26 years and is the forum dedicated to ownership and investment models.

Strategic and financial investors come to find out how to optimise airport assets, generate traffic growth and increase revenues, as well as understand the regulatory models that define airport ROI.   

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Why 550+ airport leaders & investors attend

GAD World is the only event where a unique community of airport directors, government agencies, investors, financiers and advisors shares expertise and does business all under one roof.

Over 3 days, the conference sessions provide the market information you need to make better strategic and investment decisions. And give you the networking opportunity to identify new partners, secure investment, do deals and win business. 

Who attends?
Where the market meets, learns and does business

GAD World is where.... 

  • Public meets private. Airports meet investors. Advisors meet clients. 
  • Insider knowledge is exchanged. Expertise is shared. And people do business. 
  • A new, improved match-making and networking app will be launched in Dublin. So you can arrange meetings before and at the event with people most suited to you. 
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GAD World 2019 awards and networking evening

After many requests from the GAD community, the annual Deal-of-the-Year award will expand with further categories that showcase and celebrate the industry's achievements and expertise. 

The awards categories, nominations and judging process will be run in the coming months. The winners will be announced at an evening networking events after the day 1 drinks reception. 

Networking opportunities
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.

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The numbers that matter

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

Why GAD World is the world's leading airport development and finance event...

GAD World celebrated its 25th anniversary in Hamburg in 2018.

Watch the video to see the highlights and find out why GAD World is the world's leading airport development and finance event.

Stand out from the crowd

We'll provide you the platform to connect with 550+ 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.

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Face-to-face, digital and bespoke in-company courses

GAD's learning partner, IFF, offers a three-day course in London on qualitative and quantitative risk analysis, debt-sizing, documention and legal aspects. You can also choose distance learning or a tailored in-company solution.