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08:15 - 08:55

Registration and coffee

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Showing of Streams
Showing of Streams
16:50 - 17:20

Refreshments and networking break

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17:20 - 18:35

The deals of the quarter-century

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. 

  • Moderator Marcus Balmforth - Founder and Managing Director, Skylark Consulting Group
  • Judge Emmanuel Jaclot - Executive Vice-President, Infrastructure, CDPQ
  • Judge Yiannis Paraschis - CEO, Athens International Airport
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18:35 - 19:50

Networking drinks reception

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08:15 - 08:55 40 mins
Registration and coffee
08:55 - 09:00 5 mins
Plenary sessions - Day 1
Chairman’s welcome and opening remarks
09:00 - 09:15 15 mins
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Plenary sessions - Day 1
GAD 2018 Hosts' opening and welcome
  • Speaker Holger Linkweiler - Managing Director, AviAlliance

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
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Plenary sessions - Day 1
State of the industry panel: 25 years of privatisation
  • Speaker Thomas Woldbye - CEO, Copenhagen Airports
  • Speaker Holger Linkweiler - Managing Director, AviAlliance
  • Speaker Robert Carey - Group Director, Strategy and Network, easyJet
  • Speaker Ralph Beisel - Managing Director, ADV (German Airports Association)

In recognition of GAD’s 25th anniversary, five stakeholders from different sides of airport development consider the business' evolution and what has been achieved in terms of optimisation.  Is the industry better placed to tackle political, competitive and regulatory uncertainty and can we expect the privatization trends 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
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Plenary sessions - Day 1
Special guest economic keynote

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
Discussing the story of expansion at Heathrow
  • Participant Andrew Macmillan - Strategy, Economics & Regulation Director, Heathrow Airport
12:00 - 12:35 35 mins
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Plenary sessions - Day 1
25-year review: financing models and investment
  • Moderator Jamie Doyle - Managing Director, Infrastructure Finance, NatWest
  • Speaker Anke Heinze - Director Investments and Financing, AviAlliance
  • Speaker Vaclav Rehor - Chairman of the Board of Directors, Prague Airport
  • Speaker Jorge Gil - CEO, Ferrovial Airports
  • Speaker Nicolas Notebaert - Chairman, VINCI Airports

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 - 13:05 30 mins
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Plenary sessions - Day 1
Aviation business market report

Analysing airline and airport performance in the last year; is growth set to continue or are we heading over the top of the peak?

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13:05 - 14:30 85 mins
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Plenary sessions - Day 1
Networking lunch and hosted discussion roundtables
  • Lunch table host Philippe Bernand - CEO, Marseille-Provence Airport
  • Lunch table host Damian Stanley - Principal, Head of Global Airports Group, AMP Capital
  • Lunch table host Travis Brown - President, Grow Missouri
  • Lunch table host Eleni Kaloyirou - CEO, Hermes Airports
  • Lunch table host Reiner Schränkler - Partner, iCON Infrastructure LLP
  • Lunch table host Jinghua Deng - Head of Investment Department, Silk Road Fund
  • Lunch table host John Attafuah - Managing Director, Ghana Airports Company Limited
  • Lunch table host Francois Chazelle - Chief Commercial Officer, Safety Line
  • Lunch table host Dipak Haria - Director, BlackRock Real Assets

Sign up in advance for a place at a hosted lunch table to discuss one of the following topics:

1. Discussing the Lyon airport privatisation process 

2. Driving investment forwards - opportunities and challenges 

3. Update on St Louis Lambert International Airport 

4. How technology can help with increased passenger flows

5. Recent German M&A airport activity 

6. Local and international - the chinese investor perspective 

7. What are the opportunities in Africa?

8. Using big data for airside analytics 

9. Financing airports - what's new?

14:30 - 14:35 5 mins
Stream A: Concession and investment models
Chairman's Introduction
14:30 - 14:35 5 mins
Stream B: 2019 pipeline update
Chairman's Introduction
14:35 - 15:05 30 mins
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Stream A: Concession and investment models
Concession models 25 years on
  • Panellist Kjeld Binger - CEO, Airport International Group
  • Panellist Alexander Zinell - CEO, Fraport Greece
  • Panellist Yiannis Paraschis - CEO, Athens International Airport
  • Panellist Kimmo Mäki - CEO, Finavia Corporation

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?

14:35 - 15:05 30 mins
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Stream B: 2019 pipeline update
Saudi Arabia
  • Panellist Lee Lawrence - Chief Investment Officer, Tarabot Investment & Development
  • Panellist Fethi Chebil - Airport PPP Project Expert, formerly ICAO
  • Panellist Colm Moran - CEO, daa International
  • Panellist Kashif Khalid - Regional Director - Africa and Middle East, IATA
  • Panellist Alexandre Leigh - Global Sector Lead for Airports – PPP Advisory, IFC

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?

14:35 - 15:35 60 mins
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Boardroom Sessions
Getting concessions to take off
  • Presenter Michelle Ottey - Head of PPP Advisory Services, The Caribbean, IFC
  • Participant Andy Ricover - Specialist, Air Transport
  • Participant Audley Deidrick - President & CEO, Airports Authority of Jamaica
  • Participant Waleed Youssef - Director, Strategy and Privatization, KPI Aviation Marketing Solutions

How can public and private work better together to get airport PPPs off the ground? 

15:05 - 15:35 30 mins
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Stream A: Concession and investment models
Where are the hidden gems in airports?
  • Panellist Laura Pascotto - Partner - Area Investimenti, F2i Sgr SpA
  • Panellist Hamish Mackenzie - Managing Director, Head of Infrastructure, Deutsche Asset Management
  • Panellist John Bruen - Senior Managing Director (MIRA), Head of Transport Europe, Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (Europe)
  • Panellist Francis Brangier - CEO, Egis Airport Operation

How are investors originating new opportunities in a slow and crowded market, and tailoring their approach to specific, hybrid airport opportunities?

15:05 - 15:35 30 mins
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Stream B: 2019 pipeline update
Japan

An update on the dynamics of the aviation market, traffic growth forecast, the transaction model and airports coming to the market in 2019.

15:35 - 16:20 45 mins
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Stream A: Concession and investment models
Is there new appetite for emerging markets?
  • Panellist Ionut Doldor - Director Mergers & Acquisitions, AviAlliance
  • Panellist Eric Fleurisson - Executive Director, Airport Development, Bouygues Bâtiment International

How have recent landmark projects changed attitudes to emerging market risk and contributed to aviation growth in developing markets?

15:35 - 16:20 45 mins
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Stream B: 2019 pipeline update
Brazil
  • Moderator Kenneth Currie - Founder & Managing Director, Skylark Consulting Group
  • Panellist Rafael Scherre - Manager of the Economic Regulation Branch, ANAC, Brazil
  • Panellist Ronei Glanzmann - Director Regulatory Policy, SAC
  • Panellist Pedro Bruno, Investment Partnership Program

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?

15:35 - 16:35 60 mins
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Boardroom Sessions
Building winning consortia
  • Panellist Stewart Steeves - CEO, LaGuardia Gateway Partners
  • Panellist Jody E. Aldcorn - Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Panellist Sandiren Curthan - Director, Infrastructure Investments, PSP Investments

Strategic considerations for identifying and defining partnership models to win bids and get deals done in difficult markets.  

16:20 - 16:50 30 mins
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Stream A: Concession and investment models
Changing the US airport ownership mindset
  • Moderator Jeff Scheferman - Executive Vice President, North America, CCR Airports
  • Panellist Travis Brown - President, Grow Missouri
  • Panellist Marie-Liesse Marc - Vice President, Acquisitions & Asset Management, Vantage Airport Group
  • Panellist Kevin Willis - Director, Office of Airport Compliance and Management Analysis, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)

How are US airport operators, investors and airlines tackling political impediments and developing hybrid models to challenge the status quo of airport operation?

16:20 - 16:50 30 mins
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Stream B: 2019 pipeline update
Colombia and El Dorado's 2nd airport

What is the latest news on this tender, the project plans, implications for the country and PPPs in Latin America?

16:50 - 17:20 30 mins
Refreshments and networking break
17:20 - 18:35 75 mins
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The deals of the quarter-century
  • Moderator Marcus Balmforth - Founder and Managing Director, Skylark Consulting Group
  • Judge Emmanuel Jaclot - Executive Vice-President, Infrastructure, CDPQ
  • Judge Yiannis Paraschis - CEO, Athens International Airport

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. 

18:35 - 19:50 75 mins
Networking drinks reception