When: 18-20 March 2019
Where: Harpa, Reykjavik, Iceland
The ACI EUROPE Airport Commercial & Retail Conference & Exhibition is the meeting place for those delivering non-aeronautical revenue success in airports. The conference, exhibition and social events are attended by senior airport commercial executives, operators and brands, as well as their business partners from retail, food & beverage, travel services and media.
When: 25-27 June 2019
Where: Park Lane Resort & Spa Limassol, Cyprus
The ACI EUROPE General Assembly, Congress & Exhibition is the event for the CEOs and senior leadership of the aviation industry, offering enriching and engaging conference sessions, an exhibition and opportunities to network with peers from around the globe.
When: 25-27 November 2019
Where: ADNEC, Abu Dhabi, UAE
ACI Airport Exchange is the largest event in the trade-body’s calendar, bringing together airport executives from across disciplines for specialist conferences, leadership keynotes briefings, an extensive airport services exhibition and social events.
Posted 25 March 2019 | 5:15 pm
The 28th ACI EUROPE Airport Commercial & Retail Conference & Exhibition, hosted by Isavia, took place on 18-20 March 2019. The theme of this year’s event was Adapt or die: “It is not the strongest species that survive, but the ones most responsive to change” (Charles Darwin). The 28th ACI EUROPE Airport Commercial & Retail […]
Posted 12 March 2019 | 1:38 pm
The traditional ACI EUROPE New Year’s Reception in the European Parliament brought together over 150 representatives from the EU institutions and the aviation industry on 22 January. Report by Inês Rebelo By Inês Rebelo The traditional ACI EUROPE New Year’s Reception in the European Parliament brought together over 150 representatives from the EU institutions and the aviation […]
Posted 7 March 2019 | 6:51 pm
Almost 10% of women are on top management positions among 500 member airports of ACI EUROPE. Although this is not yet the ideal proportion, there are good examples that show that the European airport industry is taking steps to promote the ascendancy of women leaders. Inês Rebelo reports. Almost 10% of women are on top […]
Posted 5 March 2019 | 7:53 am
Back in the day, running a hub airport meant doing everything you could to ensure the health of your home carrier. Gradually, it became about doing that, while attracting a broader mix of airlines and air services and of course passengers. It’s still about those things. But increasingly, CEOs have to worry about competition from […]
ACI EUROPE is the European region of Airports Council International. ACI is the only worldwide professional association of airport operators. ACI EUROPE represents over 450 airports in 44 countries. Member airports handle 90% of commercial air traffic in Europe, welcoming over 1.5 billion passengers each year.
ACI is the only worldwide professional association of airport operators. ACI, headquartered in Montreal, is a non-profit-making organisation representing over 1,861 airports in 177 countries and territories worldwide. We are organised into five geographical regions: Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America/Caribbean, North America, each with its own board of elected airport leaders. In 2013, airports worldwide welcomed 5.95 billion arriving and departing passengers and handled 93.6 million metric tonnes of cargo and 79.6 million movements.
ACI EUROPE, based in Brussels, Belgium, represents the interests of over 450 airports in 44 countries. Our members account for over 90% of commercial air traffic in Europe. In 2012, member airports handled 90% of commercial air traffic in Europe, welcoming over 1.6 billion passengers, 16.7 million tonnes of freight and more than 16 million aircraft movements.
ACI EUROPE promotes the exchange of industry know-how through our internal committee structure and extensive schedule of conferences and exhibitions. By actively seeking the views of airport members, we generate comprehensive common policies that serve as a reference to the entire aviation industry.
We work on a day-to-day basis with the institutions of the European Union, the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) and the European Agency for the Safety of Air Navigation (EUROCONTROL) , the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and the full spectrum of the air transport supply and wider aviation sector. Colleagues at ACI World pursue the same mission with the International Civil Aviation Organisation of the United Nations (ICAO) and other world organisations.
Legislation affecting civil aviation is increasingly enacted at the European level. ACI EUROPE has privileged access to EU legislators, which no individual airport, however important, could hope to achieve. Airports are important national and regional assets : our mission is to work closely with policy makers and industry partners, thereby ensuring that European airports are fully integrated in decision making processes affecting our industry.
Our intelligence network enables us to anticipate and influence, from the moment of conception, the development of legislative or regulatory initiatives impacting not only our members, but the entire aviation industry. We are currently engaged in important work on the environment, airport capacity, air passenger rights, airport charges, ground handling, slot allocation and airport competition.
All research shows that airports contribute significantly to the economic and social development of the regions which they serve. By mobilising our in-house expertise, EU contacts and a range of communication tools, we aim to promote a wider understanding of the challenges facing civil aviation in Europe.