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October 6 - 8 , 2020|New York La Guardia Airport Marriott,New York

Successful commercial & investment models for developing world class airports

The Americas' leading airport development and finance conference. Forge partnerships and share expertise with 250+ senior decision makers.

COVID-19 update

Due to the escalation of the situation regarding COVID-19 around the world, we have taken the decision to postpone GAD Americas to 6-8 October 2020. 

Your safety - our number one priority is the safety of our delegates and colleagues. Find out more.

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The leading event for airport development and finance in the Americas

World-class airport strategy and finance

GAD is the only forum dedicated to the strategy and finance behind world class airports. 

The conference program identifies the major trends shaping airport businesses around the world. Airport stakeholders share best practice strategy to support growth and deliver ROI from infrastructure projects. 

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Learn from the best

GAD Americas bring together experts recognized for their experience in developing world class airport businesses. 

It's the place to go to hear cutting edge business strategy and best practice in infrastructure finance and development. From speakers such as Vantage Airport Group, JetBlue, the FAA and many more... 

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The whole market under one roof

The GAD Americas community is a unique mix of stakeholders in the airport sector. 

It's the only place where you'll find global airport operators and executives talking strategy with government representatives, regulators, financiers and expert aviation advisors. With senior representatives from all sides of the table, it's a learning and networking opportunity not to be missed!

Who attends?
Meet industry movers and shakers

GAD Americas is where public meets private, airports meet advisors and expertise and insider knowledge is shared.

From evening drinks receptions, interactive sessions, 1-2-1 meetings and facilitated discussions, you'll leave New York with plenty of new contacts.

Arrange 1-2-1 meetings in advance using the award winning Brella app and cement your place in this exclusive community of strategic airport development professionals.  

Networking opportunities
What you'll learn
  • How can the US develop world-class airports?
  • The JFK transformation: 1 airport, 4 operators, 3 Ps
  • The latest from the FAA on supporting airport infrastructure investment
  • P3 Roadshow: opportunities in Brazil's national concession program
  • Explore the value of MWBE partnerships in airport development
  • And much more!
Main conference agenda
NEW: Pre-conference workshops

Want in-depth intelligence on investment in and management of airport development? Then check out these workshops on Tuesday, May 19:

  1. Airport Strategic and Master Planning: addressing best practice forecasting and planning, airport operation, revenue optimization and development ROI. Learn more.

  2. Airport Strategic Investment: covering best practice private sector investment in airports, from transaction structuring to managing risk and public / private relationships. Learn more.

Workshops agenda

The numbers that matter

Senior decision makers
are airport operators and airports
are investors

GAD Americas 2019 event highlights

Find out why GAD Americas is the leading airport financing and development event.

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We'll provide you the platform to connect with global airport development leaders.

Whether you want to get your voice heard, get your brand seen or meet the people that matter to you - we can help.

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Infrastructure Project Finance Training

Face-to-face, digital and bespoke in-company courses

GAD's learning partner, IFF, offers a three-day course in London on qualitative and quantitative risk analysis, debt-sizing, documention and legal aspects. You can also choose distance learning or a tailored in-company solution.

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