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9 - 12 November 2020|Attend in Zurich Or Join Online

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

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New flexible booking options mean you can physically attend or opt for a digital-only pass to connect from anywhere in the world. Discover more.

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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.

View the 2019 key sessions
NEW: digital-only booking option

Choose between physically attending GAD World in Zurich or opt for a digital-only pass from wherever you are in the world.

A digital-only pass provides you with access to the physical event's world-class content, expert speakers and networking opportunities via the online event platform.  

Or attend in person, in Zurich and enjoy the benefits of the digital event too. Catch up on content you missed and benefit from even more networking opportunities, both face-to-face and virtual. 

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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 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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