More than 1,500 participants will be convening on Muscat to discuss how to improve passengers’ experience through enhanced Airport management.
The Sultanate of Oman will host the ACI Airports Exchange forum and exhibition this December
Aimen Al-Hosni: 120 official speakers will discuss the latest developments in the airport sector around the world.
The Sultanate, represented by Oman Airports Management Company, will host the 9th Annual Airports Council International (ACI) Airports Exchange Forum and Exhibition between 5-7 December 2017. This event will attract more than 1,500 professionals from the airport and related industries, and 120 official speakers, who will gather to discuss the latest developments in the airport sector and to share ideas.
Sheikh Aiman bin Ahmed bin Sultan Al-Hosni, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Oman Airports Management Company and an ACI World Board member, has invited the ACI Exchange and participants to Oman. This is the first time the event has been held in the Sultanate of Oman.
Al-Hosni says it’s a great honour for OAMC to be able to host the ACI Exchange, in association with strategic partners. Being selected as the host nation for the annual ACI Exchange reflects the great strides made by the Omani Civil Aviation sector on the international arena, following the enlightened vision of the Sultanate’s government and their continued support for the sector.
The three-day event will be held at the new Oman International Conferences and Exhibitions Center at Madinat Al-I`rfan. Al-Hosni added that the Exchange is among the most important gatherings in the aviation and airport management industry. It gathers together hundreds of senior executives and decisions makers from across the World, at a time when the sector is experiencing significant growth under increasing demand for global travel.
As well as offering exhibitions and conference sessions, four specialist workshops will be held during the forum, to discuss the latest developments and trends in the areas of airport security, crisis management, and airport operations and development. A further workshop will also discuss the role of technology in streamlining travel procedures, to create a more passenger friendly environment and to improve passengers’ experiences. Invited guests will also be hosted to visit the new Muscat Airport Terminal Building.
A number of the most prominent CEOs of international airports will participate in the gathering, notably His Excellency Sheikh Ayman bin Ahmed bin Sultan al-Hosni, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Oman Airports Management Company, Mohamed Yusuf Al-Bin Falah, CEO of Bahrain Airports, Turki Al-Juaini, CEO of Al-Damam Airports in the Saudi Arabia, Kjeld Binger, CEO of Airport International Group, operating Queen A`lya International Airports in Jordan, Paul Gregorowitsch CEO of Oman Air and Sani ?ener, CEO of TVA which operates Ataturk Airport.
This is the second time in recent years that the Sultanate, under the management of OAMC, has welcomed experts from the aviation sector to Oman. In March 2015, over 400 aviation experts from around the world were hosted by Sh Aimen Al Hosni at the first ever Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer (ORAT) conference, to discuss the challenges and opportunities for opening new airports. The ACI were key note speakers at this event. Al Hosni reflects on the success of the HIVE event, and the partnership with the ACI, and looks forward to the Exchange in December, which will return the spotlight of the aviation world to the Sultanate.
Oman Airports Management Company is a government owned company, responsible for the management and operations of the civil Airports in the Sultanate of Oman. The infrastructure of the airports such as the terminal buildings, cargo buildings, runway, apron, car parking and other facilities are directly under OAMC’s management. The company’s vision is for Oman Airports to be among the top 20 airports of the world by 2020.