ACI World welcomes airport experts to Montréal for new forum

ACI World will this week welcome top airport experts from around the world for the inaugural ACI World Committee Forum focused on strengthening global aviation collaboration.

The forum, which is being held at the Doubletree by Hilton in Montréal brings together over 300 committee members from all six ACI World Standing Committees and their sub-groups.

All are expected to engage in meaningful dialogue, share best practices, and develop innovative solutions to the challenges facing the aviation industry today.

The Plenary will feature opening remarks by Luis Felipe de Oliveira, director general and CEO of ACI World, amongst a series of insightful keynote addresses.

“This forum marks a significant milestone for ACI World and the aviation industry, as well as the city of Montreal as the World Capital of Civil Aviation,” enthused de Oliveira.

“It presents an unparalleled opportunity for our committee experts to collaborate, exchange best practices, and drive innovations that are actively shaping airports and the wider aviation ecosystem.

“In addition, it fosters heightened interaction between the committee experts and ICAO, underscoring the importance of airports in international civil aviation’s development.

“We extend our gratitude to our member experts for their invaluable contributions. Together with ACI World staff and collaboration with aviation partners, we develop timely resources and advance airport interests during key phases of policy development.

“Our committees are truly championing change behind the scenes for travellers and communities worldwide.”

Highlights of the Plenary will include:

• A keynote speech by Candace McGraw, ACI World Chair and CEO of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, offering valuable perspectives on global aviation trends and strategic priorities.

• A keynote address by Salvatore Sciacchitano, president of the Council of ICAO, discussing the future of international aviation regulation and cooperation, while highlighting the 80th Anniversary of the Chicago Convention and the ICAO Year of Facilitation.

• Insights from Yves Beauchamp, president and director general of ADM Aéroports de Montréal, on the role of airports in driving regional and global economic growth.

The ACI World Standing Committees, composed of experts in specific areas of the aviation industry, play a crucial role in providing the organisation with guidance on policy issues, strategic direction, and priorities.

The committees are:
•Airport Information and Technology
•Economics
•Environment
•Facilitation and Services
•Safety and Technical
•Airport Security

Each committee is led by ACI airport members with focused expertise, ensuring comprehensive and informed counsel on a wide range of topics critical to the global aviation sector.

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