İGA to Host ACI Airport Exchange 2015

“The first major global event focused around the game-changing mega-hub”

İGA Havalimanı İşletmesi A.Ş – the company building the world’s biggest new air-port north of Istanbul – has announced that it will host ACI Airport Exchange 2015, the event that combines an extensive airport services exhibition with five specialist conferences, which is staged jointly by two regions of Airports Council Internation-al, ACI EUROPE and ACI Asia-Pacific.

The İGA-hosted ACI Airport Exchange 2015 will take place on 8-10 December 2015 at the pres-tigious new Istanbul Congress Center in the heart of downtown Istanbul. As leading companies around the world compete to become involved with the largest new airport ever built, the exhibition is expected to attract in excess of 150 exhibitors, while up to 2,500 delegates and visitors are forecast to visit. In addition to the regular 5 ACI Airport Exchange specialist confer-ences, an ‘Istanbul New Airport Development Conference’, dedicated to the €10.2 billion new airport, will be combined with the first-ever large-scale guided visits to the construction site.

ACI Airport Exchange 2015 will be the 10th edition of this leading event in the airport develop-ment and operations calendar, which is always hosted by a major airport undertaking signifi-cant development in Europe or Asia – most recently Hamad International Airport, Doha (2013) and Aéroports de Paris (2014).

Yusuf Akçayoğlu, CEO of İGA said “As the construction of Istanbul New Airport surges ahead, there is tremendous worldwide interest in what will become the largest airport in the world and one of its leading hubs. The İGA–hosted ACI Airport Exchange will be the first major international event focused around this game-changing mega-hub and it is likely to draw significant interest from the global air transport industry, providing the first real chance for İGA and our partners to showcase the vision and the giant step towards the future that Istanbul New Airport repre-sents.”

Olivier Jankovec, Director General of ACI EUROPE and Patti Chau, Regional Director, ACI Asia-Pacific commented “Istanbul and Turkey are rising stars in global air transport. As our airport traffic reports over the past 10 years attest, Turkish airports are striding forward with double-digit growth and moving up the traffic rankings with exceptionally impressive speed. The coun-try is steering a clear course to become one of the world’s top 10 economies by its 2023 Centen-nial year. Just as Istanbul’s New Airport is one of the foremost hub projects in the world, the İGA–hosted ACI Airport Exchange, jointly organised by ACI EUROPE and ACI Asia-Pacific, will be one of the largest ACI events ever staged, and a great bridge of airport learning between east and west.”

Full details of the İGA-hosted ACI Airport Exchange 2015, including the specialist conference programmes, exhibition floor plans, social/networking events and guided construction site visits, will be published on the ACI Airport Exchange website. www.airport-exchange.com