ACI 10th Annual Airport Economics & Finance
Conference & Exhibition, London, United Kingdom
9-11 April 2018

*Incorporating the 4th ACI-World Bank Annual Aviation Symposium

Risks, returns and regulations: creating fertile grounds for investment

As we celebrate the 10 year Anniversary of the Annual Airport Economics and Finance Conference, the aviation industry continues to face abundant opportunities for all stakeholders in the air transport value chain. At the same time, looming economic uncertainty and downside risks remain omnipresent.  There are political and economic pendulums that are moving in opposite directions within the aviation sector. The increased presence of the low-cost business model among carriers coupled with historically low jet fuel prices, have certainly acted as catalysts to stimulate air transport demand through lower fare offerings. On the other hand, inward-looking policies and protectionist rhetoric have swept several countries and could potentially translate into trade wars and block the advances in the liberalization of air transport. Airport operators are cognizant of this new reality as they work closely with aviation stakeholders and airline clients to mitigate these risks. Moreover, airport executives and investors are often placed in a position where they must engage in a high-wire balancing act. In many instances airports face increased competition coupled with stringent regulations governing their aeronautical revenues. Yet, they must finance and expand their infrastructure to meet a growing demand for air transport that has already outpaced capacity in many regions.

Please join the debate at the premier conference on the economic, financial and regulatory aspects of airports. Meet and learn from an exhaustive roster of global experts who address the latest cutting edge thinking in infrastructure finance and airport economics across an array of interactive panel discussions and presentations.


ACI is the only global trade representative of the world’s airports.

Established in 1991, ACI represents airport interests with governments and international organizations such as ICAO, develops standards, policies and recommended practices for airports, and provides information and training opportunities to raise standards around the world.


The twin goals of The World Bank are to:

  • end extreme poverty by decreasing the percentage of people living on less than $2.25 a day to no more than 3%
  • promote shared prosperity by fostering the income growth of the bottom 40% for every country

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Join Airports Council International (ACI) for the comprehensive ACI 10th Annual Airport Economics & Finance Conference & Exhibition and the 4th ACI-World Bank Annual Aviation Symposium.

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Sponsorship & Exhibition

Why sponsor? The ACI sponsorship programme is designed to give you increased exposure to the airport industry’s top leaders.

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Venue & Accommodation

Taking place at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel which is situated on Portman Square, in the heart of London’s fashionable West End.

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Why Attend?

The event will host over 250 delegates from over 50 different countries around the world including airport chief executive officers, chief financial officers, accounting and commercial managers, investment banks and financial institutions, rating agencies, airport finance consultants, airport investors, airports seeking investment, regulators and insurance companies.

As an attendee you will benefit from:

  • Expert opinions and cutting edge presentations from the airport, investor and financial communities
  • Discovering the latest trends, key issues and challenges facing our industry
  • Exclusive networking opportunities with members from ACI World, ACI EUROPE and ACI Asia-Pacific, as well as 250+ delegates from around the world
  • Exciting social networking events including welcome reception, gala dinner, refreshment breaks and lunches