HE Minister to be Patron of Airport Council Int’l Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly Conf. & Exhibition

Thursday, April 6, 2017
HE Minister to be Patron of Airport Council Int’l Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly Conf. & Exhibition


Doha is set to host the 12th Airport Council International (ACI) Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly Conference and Exhibition from April 10 to 12, 2017. The event will be held under the patronage of HE Minister of Transport and Communications Jassim Saif Ahmed Al Sulaiti.

The event’s agenda includes two ACI board meetings, namely the World Governing Board meeting and the Asia Pacific Regional Board meeting. COO of HIA Eng. Badr Mohammed Al Meer will present the achievements of HIA, highlighting its key success factors and explaining the strategy that has, within 3 years of its operations, made HIA one of the fastest growing hubs in the world, the 6th best airport in the world and an example of a corporate social responsible airport.

In January 2017, Eng. Al Meer was unanimously appointed by ACI’s Asia Pacific Executive Committee of the Board as Special Advisor to the ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Board. This prestigious position is earned by airport leaders who have proven their ability in providing leadership to the region and guidance on policy development, management, and finances.

The ACI Asia Pacific Board comprises mainly of the Chief Executive Officers of 22 member airports including, Beijing, Shanghai, Incheon, Tokyo-Narita, Kuala Lumpur, Airports of Thailand, GMR, and Muscat.

The ACI World Governing Board is composed of Chief Executive Officers of 28 member airports nominated by the regional ACI Boards including Singapore-Changi, Hong Kong, Los Angeles, Amsterdam-Heathrow, Paris, Istanbul, Toronto, Beijing, and Sydney. It meets twice a year and has the authority to take decisions on all relevant issues that advance the collective interests of airports and promote professional excellence in airport management and operations.

The ACI Regional Assembly, Conference, and Exhibition, which is hosted annually by airports around the world, will have in attendance aviation leaders and industry influencers who will speak about industry hot topics through moderated panel discussions. The event will also see exhibitions of innovative products and award-winning services by a large number of service providers.