SESSION ONE: PURE FINANCE AND ECONOMICS (PANEL DISCUSSION)
A panel of experts in the airport industry will discuss the following: The future growth of the airport industry means committing today to significant capital plans with long time-horizons. Investors will look for safe assets and stable income streams, but risk levels are increasing in many regions making financing a challenge. Furthermore, airports around the world face a more competitive business market and have to operate as commercial entities. At the same time, the underlying structure of airports’ business models is changing. Next to traditional PPP, the expanding role of global airport groups change how airports operate.
Chair: Charles Schlumberger, Lead Air Transport Specialist, The World Bank
Keith Mason, Professor & Head of Air Transport Management, Cranfield University
Dan Wong, Associate Professor and Deputy Head of Department – Transport Studies, Business and Economics Department, Modern College of Business and Science, Oman
Mathieu Blondel, Partner, Arthur D Little
Jonathan Sandbach, Consultant Economist, Alix Partners
Shyamali Rajivan, Director, Global Infrastructure and Project Finance, Fitch Ratings