Aéroports de Montréal hosts this year’s Airport Council International (ACI)-North America (NA)/World Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition. Celebrating the organization's 25th Anniversary, the event will welcome industry leaders from around the world in Montréal between 26–28 September.
Participants will gather for an informative conference centered on charting the course for a safe, secure, sustainable and economically viable future for the world's airports, and a leading-edge exhibition featuring the latest innovations from product and service providers.
A press conference will be held on 26 September 2016, from 2:00–2:30 PM. The meeting will have announcements, in consecutive order, from:
• Kevin M. Burke, President and CEO, ACI-NA, to discuss the state of North America's airport industry;
• Maureen Riley, Chair, ACI-NA, and Executive Director, Salt Lake City Department of Airports, to discuss airport challenges;
• Angela Gittens, Director General, ACI World, to announce world airports traffic forecast highlights; and,
• Declan Collier, Chair, ACI World and CEO, London City Airport, to present ACI's working papers to the International Civil Aviation Organizations 39th Assembly.
"It is a great pleasure to hold this press conference at our 25th Annual General Assembly," said Gittens. "Charting the course for a safe, secure, sustainable and economically viable future for the world's airports and the communities that they serve, includes producing reliable air transport forecasts. The ACI World Airport Traffic Forecast 2016–2040 provides an invaluable tool not only for the determination of future airport capacity requirements, but it also represents a comprehensive source of information for actors across the air transport value chain and a spectrum of industries such as tourism. I look forward to sharing our latest forecasts with the press."
ACI invites all qualified media to attend the ACI-NA/World Annual General Assembly and press conference. Those interested can submit the Media Registration Form before 22 September 2016.
The conference's opening session will include welcoming remarks from Burke, Riley, Gittens and Collier, as well as Jim Cherry, President and CEO, Aéroports de Montreal; Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal; and, Dominique Anglade, Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Export Trade, Québec. The keynote address will be given by Peter Bergen, National Security Analyst, Cable News Network.