The ACI Developing Nations Airport Assistance Programme and the sharing of knowledge By Kevin Caron, Head, Global Training and DNA Programme April and May 2016 were busy months for the ACI Developing Nations Airport Assistance (DNA) Programme seminars. I would like to share with our readers some of the knowledge and memorable experiences in both Australia and Mongolia.
Director, CIFAL Atlanta UNITAR, and Arlene Barr, Director of International Business, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. I wish to thank them for taking the time out of their busy schedules to address the seminar’s participants.
21–22 April in Gold Coast, Australia
The 19 delegates, representing different airports in the Asia-Pacific region, had the benefit of learning from our experienced faculty member, George Karamanos, Managing Director, KPI Aviation Marketing Solutions, and Cally Ward, Senior Consultant, Business Development, Airbiz— a very supportive and experienced ACI World Business Partner. Topics that were covered included: Aviation traffic trends; the fundamentals of air service development; effective air service development case studies; and airport-airline cooperation.
Beautiful Gold Coast was the location for the ACI DNA in collaboration with the Centre International de Formation des Autorités et Leaders (CIFAL) Atlanta United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) seminar on Air Service Development. This latest seminar covered the continuous importance of proactive air service development to medium and small airports. During the opening, I had the privilege of being joined by Patti Chau, Regional Director, ACI Asia-Pacific, Chris Young, Managing
Group photo taken during the ACI Developing Nations Airport Assistance Programme Seminar in Gold Coast, Australia. 26
ACI World Report - August 2016