Doha International Airport To Host ACI Europe And ACI Asia Pacific Airport Exchange Conference In 2013

Key Aviation Event To Take Place In Qatari Capital Doha From November 18 – 20

12 Dec 2012

Doha, QATAR – Doha International Airport, in collaboration with Airports Council International (ACI), is delighted to announce the 2013 ACI Airport Exchange Conference will take place in the Qatari capital Doha next year.

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Executive Vice President of Doha International Airport Patrick Muller, pictured right, receives a traditional Dutch plate from Jos Nijhuis of Schiphol Amsterdam signifying the handover of the 2013 ACI Airport Exchange to Doha International Airport. The three-day event will take place November 18 – 20, 2013 at the Qatar National Convention Centre and is expected to attract over 2,000 delegates from around the world.

The three-day event, at the new Qatar National Convention Centre, takes place between November 18 and 20. It is considered to be the most important airport transport event in the industry’s calendar with an expected turnout of over 2,000 delegates from Europe, Asia Pacific and around the world.

The ACI Airport Exchange enables aviation business experts to share knowledge and experience in one of the most dynamic industries. This year’s annual ACI Airport Exchange conference, the sixth edition, recently took place at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam.

During the conference, Schiphol Airport presented Doha International Airport with a traditional Dutch plate to signify the handover of the 2013 ACI Airport Exchange to Qatar.

Doha International Airport Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker spoke of his delight at yet another key conference being staged in the State of Qatar next year.

“Doha International Airport is extremely excited to host next year’s ACI Airport Exchange Conference and will ensure we deliver the high levels of hospitality that Qatar is so renowned for,” he said.

“We look forward to welcoming aviation industry figures from Europe, Asia Pacific and further afield for what promises to be a world-class conference. It comes to Doha in a year when we look forward to the opening of a brand new home, the New Doha International Airport which promises to set a global benchmark in service and quality.”

The 2013 ACI conference will include an innovation and architectural showcase presenting the future of airport design, unique social programmes, workshops and exhibitions from leading solution providers.

Notes to Editors

Doha International Airport, which currently handles more than 18 million passengers a year, has undergone a dramatic change over the past three years, virtually doubling in size to cope with the huge demand for air travel to and from Qatar, which has been spearheaded by the huge infrastructure improvements taking place in the country.
New Doha International Airport will be a world class aviation hub, set for completion by the second half of 2013, with state-of-the-art facilities and an initial capacity for 24 million passengers while offering a convenient and efficient passenger gateway for the region.

For further information

Qatar Airways Group Corporate Communications
Tel: +974 – 44302072
Fax: +974 – 44302069