ACI EUROPE EVENTS

Conferences and Exhibitions for All Aspects of the Airport Industry

What is ACI EUROPE?

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.

ABOUT ACI

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.

Upcoming Events

ACI Airport Exchange

Airport Commercial and Retail

When: 21-23 April 2020

Where: Cubex Center Prague, Czech Republic

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.

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and Retail website

ACI Airport Exchange

Annual Assembly & Congress

When: 16-18 June 2020

Where: InterContinental, Geneva, Switzerland

The ACI EUROPE Annual Assembly & Congress addresses the most important issues facing the senior leadership of the aviation industry, bringing you enriching and engaging educational sessions and opportunities to network with peers from around the globe.

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& Congress website

ACI Airport Exchange

Airport Exchange

When: 1-3 December 2020

Where: RAI, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Airport Exchange is Airports Council International’s biggest annual trade show and is a truly global event drawing 1,000+ attendees, 70+ exhibitors & sponsors, and 100+ expert speakers.

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Latest News

Towards a more sustainable aviation sector in line with the European Green Deal – the ACI EUROPE Aviation Sustainability Summit

Posted 25 March 2020 | 4:33 pm

In the context of the European Green Deal, alongside ACI EUROPE’s NetZero2050 commitment and Sustainability Strategy for Airports, ACI EUROPE held the first Aviation Sustainability Summit on 22 January 2020 in Brussels. The event aimed to highlight the European airport industry’s climate action and to discuss the next steps the aviation industry needs to take […]

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ACI EUROPE calls for a more integrated approach between ANSPs and airports

Posted 25 March 2020 | 4:32 pm

The high-level Digitally Connected Airports Conference on 27 February in Brussels, organised by EUROCONTROL with the support of ACI EUROPE, gave airports a prime opportunity to highlight their role in Europe’s aviation network and their vision for a modernised ATM system. Report by Aidan Flanagan. The high-level Digitally Connected Airports Conference on 27 February in […]

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An EU entry/exit system for a better border control of third-country nationals

Posted 25 March 2020 | 2:10 pm

As part of its border management strategy, the EU adopted two regulations that require Member States to register the entry and exit of third-country nationals at the external borders of the Schengen area through an automated IT system named the Entry-Exit System (EES). To help airports in the EES implementation, ACI EUROPE published a guidance […]

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Innovation in aviation: The Digital Sky Challenge through the eyes of the winners

Posted 25 March 2020 | 11:59 am

ACI EUROPE and the SESAR Joint Undertaking, with the support of key aviation partners, organised the Digital Sky Challenge from 2 to 4 December 2019 in Athens. Hosted by Athens International Airport, the event was Europe’s first 48-hour competition taking place at an airport premises. We spoke with the three winning teams to find out […]

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The voice of Europe’s airports


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.

Getting the right message across

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.