EVENT PROGRAMME ACI-AFRICA
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61st ACI Africa Board and Committees Meeting & Regional Conference and Exhibition
Boost airport growth with extra-aeronautical revenue
Luxor, Egypt from 4 to 10 March 2019

Event programme

Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd March 2019
Luxor International Airport
All the day Delegates Arrival
Day 1: Monday, March 4, 2019
Steigneberger Hotel Luxor
09:00 – 19:00 Registration of delegates
09:00 – 10:00 ACI Africa Regional Committees Meetings: - Economics - Human Resources - Safety & Technical - Security & Facilitation
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00 ACI Africa Regional Committees Meetings: - Economics - Human Resources - Safety & Technical - Security & Facilitation
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 ACI Africa Regional Committees Meetings: - Economics - Human Resources - Safety & Technical - Security & Facilitation
15:30 – 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 – 17:00 ACI Africa Regional Committees Meetings: - Economics - Human Resources - Safety & Technical - Security & Facilitation
14:00 – 16:00 ACI Africa Executive Committee Meeting
19:00 – 21:00 ACI Africa Board Dinner (for Board members)
Day 2: Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Steigneberger Hotel Luxor
09:00 – 19:00 Registration of delegates
09:00 – 11:00 ACI Africa Regional Committees Meetings: - Economics - Human Resources - Safety & Technical - Security & Facilitation
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee break
11:30 – 13:00 ACI Africa Regional Committees Meetings: - Economics - Human Resources - Safety & Technical - Security & Facilitation
13:00 – 14:00 Lunch
14:00 – 16:00
Workshop for ACI Africa Regional Committees
Boosting non Aeronautical Revenue
09:00 – 11:00 61th meeting of the ACI Africa Board
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 13:00 61th meeting of the ACI Africa Board
13:00 – 14:00 Board Lunch
14:00 – 16:00 CEOs Forum (invitation only)
Public-private partnerships: The role of PPPs in the growth of airport activities cannot be overstated.
More recently, airport operators have expressed the desire to go beyond the traditional concession model and explore innovative partnership structure options adapted to the specific needs of the business.
The session will develop current PP partnership models, structures, and industry trends (third party, joint venture, airport self-management, management contract, etc.)
16:00 – 17:30 Business Partners meeting
19:00 – 21:00 Welcome reception and opening ceremony of the exhibition
Day 3: Wednesday, March 06, 2019
Steigneberger Hotel Luxor
08:00 – 19:00 Registration of delegates
09:00 – 10:00 Official opening and welcome
10:00 – 10:30 Tea/Coffee break (exhibition hall)
10:30 – 11:30
Session 1: Non-aeronautical Revenue Generation :Trends in African Airports (Challenges Vs Opportunities)
Airports are facing major challenges in the quest for sustained growth. Non-aeronautical revenues can be a stable source to help recover operating costs and reduce the use of aviation taxes for future airport development
The panel will discuss the challenges and opportunities that African airports are exposed to develop the business and create new resources to maintain growth.
11:30 – 12:30
Session 2: Land concessions and Aerotropolis : Promoting Airports Real Estate
This session explores the concept of aerotropolis and the evolution of land concessions in airports business. Panelists will discuss how airports cities could be the driving force for regional development.
12:30 - 14:00 Lunch (exhibition hall)
14:00 – 15:00
Session 3: Success Story
An airport will present an innovative project in the field of business development.
15:00 – 16:00
Session 4 : Open Sky and Tourism
The session will address the impact of states' policies and strategies (Air liberation and Route Development) on air traffic and airport revenues. Panelists willl also discuss the connection between aviation and tourism and how to explore and strengthen the relationship between Airports and the tourism industry.
16:00 – 16:30
Session 5: ACI Airport Economics Report 2018
Overview of trends and forecasts of air traffic and their impact on the economy and business of airports in the region
Type: Presentation
16:30 - 17:30 Networking session Tea/Coffee (exhibition hall)
19:00 - 22:00 Gala Dinner (Dress Code : business casual or traditional)
Day 4: Thursday, March 7, 2019
Steigneberger Hotel Luxor
09:00 – 12:00 Workshop: Duty Free and Retail in African Airports: Development potential and challenges
The push for the ban of Tobacco at dutyfree will continue to pose a challenge for many airports. Airports will have to strive to increase revenue through other Creative sources as local regulations make the sale of tobacco products more difficult. Panelists will discuss the effect of this regulation on the future of airport business and the innovative approaches in maximising commercial revenues
09:00 – 09:45 Understanding the African traveller
At airports and onboard airlines around the world, the growing purchasing power of African travellers is making brands and retailers sit up and take notice of this emerging market. But how much do we really know about the behaviour, perceptions and expectations of African travellers? And how does that behaviour vary across this endlessly diverse continent? Through targeted research, this session will provide a snapshot of the African traveller today, and help delegates to better understand their retail needs and behaviour.
09:45 – 10:30
Africa’s travel retail potential
Accounting for only just over 1% of global duty free & travel retail sales, the African market is often described as the “sleeping giant” of the travel retail industry. The continent’s potential has attracted investment from a number of global airport retailers, and standards of retailing are being constantly raised. This session will hear a perspective from one of the global retailers seeking to develop in Africa, with views on the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.
11:00 – 11:45 Tea/Coffee break (exhibition hall)
11:00 – 11:45
The power of duty free
As Africa’s airports seek to better harness non-aeronautical revenues to help achieve their infrastructure goals, the conference will hear from the commercial director of one of the major global airports on the strategies to adopt and pitfalls to avoid. Featuring perspectives on commercial design, passenger flow, retail mix and contract models.
11:45 – 12:45
Defending the duty free industry
Duty free and travel retail revenue is crucial to the profitability of airports around the world. Yet the market is under constant threat from excessive regulation that can damage the market’s ability to trade. In this session, delegates will be updated on the most pressing current issues that must be addressed if duty free sales are to be protected and allowed to thrive.
12:45 – 14:30 Lunch (exhibition hall)
14:30 – 15:30
Session 6: Passenger Experience and Airport Revenue
Does passenger experience play a role in revenue generation in Airports ? How can airports drive commercial benefit from monitoring passenger journeys?
Type : Presentations and discussions
15:30 – 16:00 Closing Remarks
Day 5: Friday March 8, 2019
Luxor
09:00 – 16:00 Social Program (Meet in the lobby at 9:00 for group social event)
Day 6 & 7: Saturday March 9 and Sunday March 10, 2019
Steigneberger Hotel Luxor
09:00 – 17:00
Two simultaneous training seminars, offered by the Developing Nations Airports Assistance Program (ACI DNA), (Only for ACI Africa members).
Customer Experience
Airport Revenue Generation 2.0

Contact us for further information

For enquiries on the event, as well as exhibition and sponsorship opportunities, please contact:
Mr. Ali Tounsi
Secretary General
ACI Africa
atounsi@aci-africa.aero
Mrs. Nezha Karbal
Logistics & Event Manager
ACI Africa
nkarbal@aci-africa.aero