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08:15 - 08:55

Registration & Coffee

Showing of Streams
Showing of Streams
16:30 - 17:00

Refreshments and networking break

Showing of Streams
08:15 - 08:55 40 mins
Registration & Coffee
08:55 - 09:00 5 mins
Plenary sessions - Day 1
Chairman’s Welcome & Opening Remarks
09:00 - 09:15 15 mins
Plenary sessions - Day 1
GAD 2018 Hosts' opening and welcome
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GAD hosts, Hamburg Airport and AviAlliance introduce this year’s themes, Hamburg Airport’s development and growth strategy and outlook on airport investment opportunities for global airport operators.

09:15 - 10:30 75 mins
Plenary sessions - Day 1
State of the industry panel: 25 years of privatisation
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In recognition of GAD’s 25th anniversary, five stakeholders from each side of the airport business consider its evolution and what has been achieved in terms of optimising business and financial models.  Is the industry better placed to tackle political, competitive and regulatory uncertainty and can we expect the privatization to continue over the next 25 years?

Each stakeholder will have 10 minutes to present their perspectives followed by a panel Q&A

  • Airport 
  • Investor 
  • Financier
  • Airline
  • Regulator
10:30 - 11:00 30 mins
Plenary sessions - Day 1
Special guest economic keynote
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Reality check: economic outlook for UK, Europe and beyond

11:00 - 11:30 30 mins
Plenary sessions - Day 1
Morning coffee and networking
11:30 - 12:00 30 mins
Plenary sessions - Day 1
Aviation business market report
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Analysing airline and airport performance in the last year; is growth set to continue or are we heading over the top of the peak?

12:00 - 12:35 35 mins
Plenary sessions - Day 1
Airport finance and investment panel
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How are the new dynamics of airport ownership, increasingly diverse investor base and hybrid consortia changing the way airport development and growth is financed?

12:35 - 13:00 25 mins
Plenary sessions - Day 1
Special guest address: Demographics – growing populations and impacts on the airport industry
13:00 - 14:25 85 mins
Plenary sessions - Day 1
Networking lunch, featuring 'meet the speaker' and 'meet the investor' networking lunch tables. Attendees can sign up on arrival at the conference to sit with a particular table host.
14:25 - 14:30 5 mins
Stream A: Concession and investment models
Chairman's Introduction
14:25 - 14:30 5 mins
Stream B: 2019 pipeline update
Chairman's Introduction
14:30 - 15:00 30 mins
Stream A: Concession and investment models
Concession models 25 years on
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As many original airport concessions are now maturing and expiring, how will these opportunities be brought back onto the market and be evaluated by today’s investor community?

14:30 - 15:00 30 mins
Stream B: 2019 pipeline update
Saudi Arabia
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Evaluating the opportunities for and requirements of international participants within the Saudi Arabian airport privatisation structure and development plan. What is the new time scale?

14:30 - 15:30 60 mins
Boardroom Sessions
Getting concessions to take off
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How can public and private work better together to get airport PPPs off the ground?

15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
Stream A: Concession and investment models
Where are the hidden gems in airports?
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How are investors originating new opportunities in a slow and crowded market, and tailoring their approach to specific, hybrid airport opportunities?

15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
Stream B: 2019 pipeline update
Japan
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An update on the dynamics of the aviation market, traffic growth forecast, the transaction model and airports coming to the market in 2019.

15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
Stream A: Concession and investment models
Is there new appetite for emerging markets?
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How have recent landmark projects changed attitudes to emerging market risk and contributed to aviation growth in developing markets?

15:30 - 16:00 30 mins
Stream B: 2019 pipeline update
Brazil
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What does the latest round of airport bids tell us about investor appetite and how will the next round of opportunities be brought to the market?

15:30 - 16:30 60 mins
Boardroom Sessions
Building winning consortia
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Strategic considerations for identifying and defining partnership models to win bids and get deals done in difficult markets.  

16:00 - 16:30 30 mins
Stream A: Concession and investment models
Changing the airport ownership mindset
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How are US airport operators, investors and airlines tackling political impediments and developing hybrid models to challenge the status quo of airport operation?

16:00 - 16:30 30 mins
Stream B: 2019 pipeline update
Columbia and El Dorado's 2nd airport
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What is the latest news on this tender, the project plans, implications for the country and PPPs in Latin America?

16:30 - 17:00 30 mins
Refreshments and networking break
17:00 - 18:15 75 mins
Deal of the Year Showcase
The deals of the quarter-centennial
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To celebrate GAD’s 25th anniversary we will also be celebrating the seminal airport privatisation deals of the last 25 years and are inviting the GAD community to nominate innovative and game changing airport transactions since 1994 via email to Alison.jack@knect365.com by Monday 17th September. We will release a long list of nominations from which the GAD community will be invited to vote for the shortlist of 5 who will be invited to present at GAD World in Hamburg. The GAD audience will then vote on the winner onsite. 

18:15 - 19:45 90 mins
Deal of the Year Showcase
Drinks reception