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9 - 12 November 2020|Hyatt Regency Zurich Airport/The Circle,

Where global airport leaders meet and deals are done

Invest in airport assets and finance growth

Meet 550+ airports, airlines, investors, financiers, governments and regulators at the world's leading airport development and finance event

COVID-19 update

We're looking forward to welcoming our attendees, sponsors and speakers at GAD World 2020 in Zurich in November. GAD World is a controlled, curated private business meeting of 550 senior business professionals in the airport development and finance industry.

Our number one priority is the safety of our delegates and colleagues, and there are always measures in place at our venues to safeguard your health and safety. There are extra measures in place for 2020 in light of developments with COVID-19.

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Key highlights from GAD World 2019

Global airport deals and developments: what we've learnt at GAD World 2019

GAD World brought together the key stakeholders in airport development to talk about the hottest trends and opportunities in this sector and to answer the most pressing questions in the industry.

PPPs under challenge: Is the will for privatisation waning?

GAD World speakers explained how the interest in airport privatisation is evolving rather than waning and private investors are having to find ever more creative ways to get involved.

What to expect at GAD World 2020?

Where will GAD World be in 2020? Next year, Zurich Airport is inviting the GAD community to be one of the first to experience The Circle - Zurich's upcoming newest attraction with links to the airport, city, and more! 

Martin Schmidli, Head of International Business, Zurich Airport, walks us through this new infrastructure.

The world's leading airport privatisation and finance event

Setting the industry agenda

GAD World is the only forum dedicated to airport investment, PPPs, finance and performance.

The 2019 programme tracked the macro trends shaping aviation, and delivered detailed insights into investment opportunities, delivering ROI and optimising airport businesses. 

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Learn from the best brains in the business

The 2019 speaker line up included a pool of expertise in airport management, concession and financing models.

GAD World is the best place to go to find out what is on the horizon, learn true best practice and gain the information you need to make better strategic decisions.

See who spoke in 2019
The whole market under one roof

The GAD World community is a unique mix of stakeholders in the airport sector. It's the only place where you'll find global airport operators, airport executives, bankers, regulators, public sector and advisors under one roof.

With senior representatives from all sides of the table, you can get all your business done in 3 days! 

Who attends?
Meet 550+ airport, investors and financiers

GAD World is where public meets private, airports meet investors, advisors meet clients and insider knowledge is exchanged. 

Lots of dedicated networking time was built into the agenda and a new smart matchmaking tool was used. With the new app delegates could start a conversation with the right person before, during and after the event.

Networking opportunities
Get the bigger picture from guest speakers

In an uncertain political and economic climate, a panel of non-industry speakers arrived in Dublin to lend their specialist knowledge to key global challenges. 

GAD World took a closer look at the economy and outlook for investment and spending including the changing dynamics of leadership in politics, how to protect business from next-generation cyber crime, fighting disruption with innovation and embracing equality to enhance business performance.

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Introduction to airport business and finance

A one-day introductory course, aimed at early and mid-career executives looking to learn from airport industry senior leaders. 

Attendees gained a deeper understanding of airport economics, regulation, traffic forecasting, business planning, the airline/airport dynamic and ownership and investment models.

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See why GAD World is the world's leading airport development and finance event.

The numbers that matter

airport operators, investors, airlines, regulators, policy makers and financiers
countries represented
of attendees are airport operators and investors

Stand out from the crowd

We'll provide you the platform to connect with 550+ 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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