Dear Delegates,

It is our pleasure to welcome you to the 12th Annual ACI Airport Economics & Finance Conference & Exhibition, 22-24 September 2020 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the premier global event on this topic, designed by and dedicated to aviation financial professionals.

The event is hosted by Malaysia Airports Holdings Berhad (MAHB) and marks the first time that the event will be held outside of London since 2013 when it was held in Singapore. The Asia-Pacific region is home to some of the world’s most dynamic cities, fastest-growing economies, financial centers and airports so it is fitting that we bring the event back here for the first time in 7 years.

Kuala Lumpur is quickly becoming a major international financial hub – bringing the east and west together – and is also part of the world’s fasted growing city markets for total passenger traffic. Kuala Lumpur International Airport welcomed almost 60 million passengers in 2018.

Under the theme “Airports at the crossroads,” delegates will be able to take part in discussions on important topics that highlight an industry that is constantly evolving and improving. Session topics include:

  • financial models that incentivize infrastructure development,
  • Islamic finance,
  • green financing opportunities for airports,
  • efficient management of existing infrastructure, and
  • new business strategies in the age of changing regulation and digital disruption.

Sessions have been crafted to help airports and their stakeholders navigate the most pressing current and emerging issues such as infrastructure development amidst capacity constraints, climate change and the changing nature of airport commercial models.

We continue our successful pre-conference collaboration with the World Bank. They will open with the 6th Annual ACI-World Bank Aviation Symposium on 22 September. The interactive forum acts as a useful primer for the conference. Experts will analyze the demographic and social trends in air transport and will look at the key conditions that underpin airport infrastructure finance though the business cycle. ACI World Business Partners will also provide concurrent sessions that offer an array of insights to airport stakeholders and other participants.

The programme we have prepared will allow decision makers to reflect upon and share their lessons learned, renew collaboration, and jointly create investment and growth strategies. We have varied the format to keep up the energy and ensure the ideas continue to flow, so the programme includes sessions, presentations, live interviews and panel discussions with investment experts, industry leaders and top-level decision makers and influencers from a range of fields.

This is the must-attend conference that never fails to deliver on its promise. We look forward to seeing you in Kuala Lumpur, 22-24 September 2020.

Thank you,

Angela Gittens
Director General
ACI World

Olivier Jankovic
Director General

Stefano Baronci
Director General
ACI Asia-Pacific