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09:15 - 09:30 15 mins
Introduction to Airport Business and Finance Seminar
Registration and coffee
09:30 - 10:15 45 mins
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Introduction to Airport Business and Finance Seminar
Introduction: Aviation and the economy
  • Speaker James Halstead - Partner, Aviation Strategy

Examining how aviation has evolved over the last 30 years in relation to recent history: how have the macro-economic and political environment, and events such as the oil price drop, 9/11 and the financial crisis impacted the industry? This session will pinpoint the risk factors in aviation, the characteristics of its growth and measure its resilience.

10:15 - 11:15 60 mins
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Introduction to Airport Business and Finance Seminar
Traffic forecasting
  • Speaker Khair Mirza - Managing Director, Asiatique Advisory Pte. Ltd.
  • Forecasting techniques
  • Understanding aircraft movements, passenger flows and strategic vs operational forecasting
  • Maximising forecast data in development planning
11:15 - 11:45 30 mins
Introduction to Airport Business and Finance Seminar
Networking and refreshments break
12:30 - 13:15 45 mins
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Introduction to Airport Business and Finance Seminar
The Airport business model
  • Speaker Curtis Grad - President & CEO, Modalis Infrastructure Partners
  • Costs and operating expenses
  • Revenues: aeronautical vs non-aeronautical
  • Growth, planning and capex
  • Dynamics of airport profit
  • Investment and finance
13:15 - 14:15 60 mins
Introduction to Airport Business and Finance Seminar
Lunch
14:15 - 15:00 45 mins
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Introduction to Airport Business and Finance Seminar
Financial planning and ROI
  • Speaker Khair Mirza - Managing Director, Asiatique Advisory Pte. Ltd.
  • Identifying opportunities to ensure assets are well managed in support of short-term strategic goals.
  • Capital planning: strategies for managing, directing, and controlling the efficiency and effectiveness of capital resource over the life-cycle of the airport business
  • Understanding the role of the financial investor in supporting airport development efforts whilst achieving shareholder return-on-investment obligations
15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
Introduction to Airport Business and Finance Seminar
Networking and refreshments break
15:30 - 16:30 60 mins
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Introduction to Airport Business and Finance Seminar
Airport ownership models
  • Speaker Ingo Ludwig - Director, Mergers & Acquisitions, AviAlliance

Comparing and contrasting different airport ownership and capital structure models around the world, detailing the latest developments from full privatisations to PPPs, joint ventures, concession arrangements, private equity placements and licenses.

16:30 - 17:00 30 mins
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Introduction to Airport Business and Finance Seminar
Closing panel and Q&A
  • Moderator Satyaki Raghunath - Chief Strategy & Development Officer, Bangalore International Airport
  • Models of economic regulation for airports and their impact on growth, development and finance
  • Appetite for investment in airports
  • Typical challenges and pitfalls for airport investment
  • Getting the right formula for win win scenarios
17:00 - 17:05 5 mins
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Introduction to Airport Business and Finance Seminar
Chariman's summary and AOB

Quantifying the growth opportunity for airport businesses