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Key Sessions

Gillian Tett

Special guest economic keynote

The Financial Times

Andrew Lobbenberg

Aviation business market report

HSBC

08:15 - 09:00

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 - 18:15

The deals of the quarter-century

This year for our 25th anniversary we will also celebrate the seminal airport privatisation deals since 1994. 

The chosen innovative and game changing airport transactions are:

  • Malaysia Airports for Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
  • Atlantia for Rome
  • Ferrovial for Heathrow
  • AviAlliance for Athens
  • GMR for Delhi
  • Vinci for ANA
  • 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
  • Judge Christophe Bordes - Managing Director - Head of Power and Energy Infrastructure, Société Générale
  • Presenter Gerald Ong - Director, Aviation Marketing, Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad
  • Presenter Marco Troncone - Director of Airport Business, Chief Financial Officer, Atlantia, Aeroporti di Roma
  • Presenter Sidharath Kapur - Executive Director, GMR Airports
  • Presenter George Kallimasias - Director, Corporate Planning, Athens International Airport
  • Presenter Andy Carlisle - Business, Ferrovial Airports
  • Presenter Philip Iley - Investment Principal, Global Infrastructure Partners
  • Presenter Nicolas Notebaert - Chairman, VINCI Airports
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18:15 - 19:30

Networking drinks reception

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08:15 - 09:00 45 mins
Registration and coffee
09:00 - 09:05 5 mins
Plenary sessions - Day 1
Chairman’s welcome and opening remarks
  • Chairman Luis Tomas Gomez Palacio - Managing Director, Infrastructure Investment Banking, Cantor Fitzgerald
09:05 - 09:25 20 mins
Info
Plenary sessions - Day 1
GAD 2018 Hosts' opening and welcome
  • Host Holger Linkweiler - Managing Director, AviAlliance
  • Presenter Andreas Dressel - Finance Senator, Hamburg

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.

09:25 - 10:05 40 mins
Info
Plenary sessions - Day 1
State of the industry panel: 25 years of privatisation
  • Session leader Thomas Woldbye - CEO, Copenhagen Airports
  • Speaker Holger Linkweiler - Managing Director, AviAlliance
  • Speaker Robert Carey - Chief Commercial and Strategy Officer, easyJet
  • Speaker Ralph Beisel - Managing Director, ADV (German Airports Association)
  • Speaker Arturo Recio - Global Co-Head of Infrastructure and Real Estate Group, HSBC

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
10:05 - 10:45 40 mins
Info
Plenary sessions - Day 1
Special guest economic keynote
  • Presenter Gillian Tett - US Managing Editor, The Financial Times

Reality check: economic outlook for UK, Europe and beyond

10:45 - 11:15 30 mins
Plenary sessions - Day 1
Morning coffee and networking
11:15 - 11:45 30 mins
Plenary sessions - Day 1
Discussing the story of expansion at Heathrow
  • Participant Andrew Macmillan - Strategy, Economics & Regulation Director, Heathrow Airport
  • Participant Andy Carlisle - Business, Ferrovial Airports
  • Moderator Luis Tomas Gomez Palacio - Managing Director, Infrastructure Investment Banking, Cantor Fitzgerald
11:45 - 12:30 45 mins
Info
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?

12:30 - 13:00 30 mins
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Plenary sessions - Day 1
Aviation business market report
  • Presenter Andrew Lobbenberg - European Equity Research Sector Head Transport, HSBC

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

13:00 - 14:25 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 John Attafuah - Managing Director, Ghana Airports Company Limited
  • Lunch table host Osman Nurkovic - Minister of Transport and Maritime Affairs, Montenegro Government
  • Lunch table host Alexandre Leigh - Global Sector Lead for Airports – PPP Advisory, IFC
  • Lunch table host Eleni Kaloyirou - CEO, Hermes Airports
  • Lunch table host Reiner Schränkler - Partner, iCON Infrastructure LLP
  • Lunch table host Damian Stanley - Principal, Head of Global Airports Group, AMP Capital
  • Lunch table host Pierre Jouniaux - Founder & CEO, Safety Line
  • Lunch speaker Dan Wang - Executive Vice President, Silk Road Fund
  • Lunch table host Dipak Haria - Director, BlackRock Real Assets

First come, first served - join a hosted lunch table to discuss one of the topics:

1. Discussing the Lyon airport privatisation process 

2. Local and international - the chinese investor perspective 

3. Investment opportunities in Africa 

4. Airport concessions in Montenegro

5. Driving investment forwards - opportunities and challenges

6. How technology can help with increased passenger flows

7. Discussing the acquisition of a Hannover airport stake 

8. Using big data for airside analytics 

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
Info
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
  • Moderator Olga Revzina - Regional Partner for Infrastructure, Europe, Herbert Smith Freehills

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
Info
Stream B: 2019 pipeline update
KSA pipeline deals
  • Panellist Lee Lawrence - Chief Investment Officer, Tarabot Investment & Development
  • Moderator 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 H.E. Adbulhakim bin Muhammad Al Tamimi - President, General Authority of Civil Aviation

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
Info
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 Waleed Youssef - Director, Strategy and Privatization, KPI Aviation Marketing Solutions
  • Participant James Campbell - PPP Project Director, Bermuda Airport Authority
  • Participant Raul Revuelta - Musalem, Aeroportuario del Pacifico

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

15:00 - 15:30 30 mins
Info
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
  • Moderator Patrick Folley - Divisional Director - Aviation, LeighFisher

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
Focus on Beirut
  • Participant Alexandre Leigh - Global Sector Lead for Airports – PPP Advisory, IFC
  • Participant Ziad Hayek - Secretary General, High Council for Privatisation and PPP, Republic of Lebanon
15:30 - 16:15 45 mins
Info
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
  • Panellist Jacques Khoriaty - Middle East & South Asia Aviation Director, Egis
  • Moderator Fernando Echegaray - CEO, ADP International
  • Panellist Sheikh Aimen Al Hosni - CEO, Oman Airports

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

15:30 - 16:15 45 mins
Info
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
  • Panellist Matthias Poeter - Director of Airport Development, Zurich Airport Latin America

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
Info
Boardroom Sessions
Building winning consortia
  • Panellist Stewart Steeves - CEO, LaGuardia Gateway Partners
  • Panellist Jody E. Aldcorn - Partner, McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Panellist Astrid Tran Ba Huy - Project Director, VINCI Airports

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

16:15 - 16:50 35 mins
Info
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?

16:15 - 16:50 35 mins
Info
Stream B: 2019 pipeline update
All things Japan
  • Participant Benoit Trochu - Head of Business Development & M&A, VINCI Airports
  • Participant Takeo Kitamura - Head of Corporate & Structured Finance Group, DBJ Europe Limited, European arm of Development Bank of Japan
  • Moderator Catherine Workman - Partner, Pinsent Masons LLP

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

16:50 - 17:20 30 mins
Refreshments and networking break
17:20 - 18:15 55 mins
Info
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
  • Judge Christophe Bordes - Managing Director - Head of Power and Energy Infrastructure, Société Générale
  • Presenter Gerald Ong - Director, Aviation Marketing, Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad
  • Presenter Marco Troncone - Director of Airport Business, Chief Financial Officer, Atlantia, Aeroporti di Roma
  • Presenter Sidharath Kapur - Executive Director, GMR Airports
  • Presenter George Kallimasias - Director, Corporate Planning, Athens International Airport
  • Presenter Andy Carlisle - Business, Ferrovial Airports
  • Presenter Philip Iley - Investment Principal, Global Infrastructure Partners
  • Presenter Nicolas Notebaert - Chairman, VINCI Airports

This year for our 25th anniversary we will also celebrate the seminal airport privatisation deals since 1994. 

The chosen innovative and game changing airport transactions are:

  • Malaysia Airports for Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
  • Atlantia for Rome
  • Ferrovial for Heathrow
  • AviAlliance for Athens
  • GMR for Delhi
  • Vinci for ANA
18:15 - 19:30 75 mins
Networking drinks reception