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Networking Opportunities

Meet 500+ influencers from the airport industry

The GAD World 2018 networking experience

GAD World after dark

Meet old friends and make new contacts at the evening social receptions, a chance to relax and catch up with the latest news from your peers. We'll have drinks receptions on conference days one and two. 

The winner of the Deal of the Quarter Centry Award will be presented at the drinks reception on Tuesday.

Make new connections

Use the GADConnect App to communicate with GAD World attendees before, during and after the event. Set up meetings in advance and plan your own GAD schedule.

Launching 2 weeks before the event, it offers you the chance to see who's attending. And message them to schedule meetings in advance.

You can also view speaker presentations and create a personalised programme via the planner. 

'Off the record' closed door discussions

The new boardroom sessions are designed to get people talking and sharing expertise. 

Limited to 25 participants and held under Chatham House Rule, these intimate discussion forums will draw on the experience of hosts and participants to tackle common airport business challenges.

We have boardroom sessions on how public and private sector can work better on PPPs and on strategic considerations for securing deals in difficult markets. 

Airport VIP Lunch

Airport executives are invited to meet their international peers at a private invitation-only lunch. 

Taking place during the lunch break on Wednesday 28 November.

Meet the speakers

During networking breaks, discussion roundtables will be hosted by speakers, VIPs and investors. 

This is your chance to put your question directly to our high profile speakers. 

Deal of the quarter century

  • Malaysia Airports for Sabiha Gokcen International Airport
  • Ferrovial for Heathrow
  • AviAlliance for Athens 
  • Atlantia for Rome
  • GIP for Gatwick
  • GMR for Delhi 
  • GVK for Mumbai  
  • Vinci for ANA