Airport CEOs to speak at Airport Cities World Conference in South Africa

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Airport Cities World Conference announces speaker line up and programme for 2013

London-based event organiser UBM Live has announced the full programme and speaker line up for this year’s Airport Cities World Conference and Exhibition (ACE) 2013 in the City of Ekurhuleni, South Africa.

High profile figures from the Airport City community, including Professor John Kasarda, director of the centre for air commerce at the University of North Carolina, Sotiris Pagdadis, global head of airports at PWC and Chris Choa, principal at AECOM, will head a comprehensive line up of senior industry figures who will be travelling from all over the world to speak at the event.

This year’s ACE will take place at the Emperors Palace Hotel in the City of Ekurhuleni, South Africa, from April 24-26, 2013, and will be the first time it has ever been hosted on African soil.

During the 2-day conference and exhibition, leading authorities on the airport city and aerotropolis concepts will be joined by a number of government officials, airport CEOs, and industry experts from all corners of the globe.

Speakers include influential and well-respected figures such as Jeff Fegan, CEO of Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Larry Cox, CEO of Memphis-Shelby County Airport Authority, Kim Day, manager of aviation at Denver International Airport, and Rajeev Kumar Jain, CEO of Mumbai International Airport, who will join many others to come to South Africa and discuss the latest developments, trends, success stories and best practices from within the airport city community.

Conference sessions will see these experts tackling and discussing topics such as the unique economic, geographical and cultural challenges in airport city and aerotropolis development; the relationships between stakeholders and regions; the newest airport city projects; masterplanning; investment and infrastructure development, commercial development and airport real estate; non- aeronautical revenue development and much more.

To take a look at the full list of speakers and sessions, please visit our website at


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