Wednesday, 13 and Thursday, 14 March 2019 – 09.00–17.30
PARADIGM SHIFTS IN INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT AND THE AIRPORT BUSINESS
Ever evolving aviation market dynamics, changing consumer habits, and digitalisation are increasing competitive pressures upon airports. At the same time, passenger traffic numbers are soaring year-after-year, and many airports find themselves in a quandary where existing infrastructure is insufficient to meet current and projected demand. In the past year, global markets have been unsettled, with a decade of easy monetary policy and low interest rates ending. Weakening confidence in emerging markets is leading investors to de-risk with asset flows back into safer markets.
Competitive pressures, huge investment requirements and changing economic conditions: these trends have far-reaching implications for economic regulation, airport slot allocation, commercial revenues generation, route development, concessions and infrastructure financing. This year’s conference will explore how to navigate these challenges under the theme “Paradigm shifts in infrastructure development and the airport business.”