The ACI Annual Congress is one of the most important dates in my calendar each year. This is the place, where airports and their closest partners and customers come together to debate the most pressing issues of our industry, like how to recover from the pandemic or how to decarbonize aviation as swiftly as possible. This year’s event at Geneva Airport was definitely worthwhile and it was great to meet up in person again after so many video calls.
Julian Jäger, Member of the Board, Chief Operating Officer, Vienna International Airport
This year’s Geneva event was special, not only because we finally managed to meet in person, but also because we shared our optimism about the prospects for the aviation industry recovery. As always, the sessions were filled with credible knowledge coupled with robust business expertise, highlighting the transformation of the business model and commitment to sustainability as a critical aspect that the industry must address to foster recovery.
Paweł Galiak, Director of Aviation and Commercial Services, Krakow Airport
The ACI Europe Annual Congress and General Assembly is a great opportunity to come together with industry professionals to exchange views about key issues impacting the airport business and latest developments in all aspects of our work. This year was particularly important as it was the first in person event held for more than 18 months giving us the opportunity to reconnect face to face rather than virtually. The event was very well organised, blending both virtual and in person attendance to provide a rich variety of information and participation. It was an honour to take part in one of the panel discussions held during the event where the restoration of air connectivity & reimagining route and network development were discussed with colleagues from a number of European airports sharing experiences and our outlook for the future.
Eleni Kaloyirou, Chief Executive Officer, Hermes Airports Ltd
This last conference in Geneva was my first live event of the ACI and an amazing opportunity to finally meet face to face with my foreign colleagues, exchange views and to hear directly from the principal voices in the industry about the measures they take to make sure their airports operate successfully. Lively presentations and discussions made me feel as though I was stepping into the future. The panelists were sharp and refreshingly honest about the realities and challenges that lie ahead. It is always such a pleasure to play a small role in the event.
Tamara Archuadze, Chief Executive Officer, United Airports of Georgia LLC