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ACI debut forum in Montreal draws 300 top airport experts

Airports Council International (ACI) World is hosting the inaugural edition of ACI World Committee Forum where leading airport experts from around the world will engage in meaningful dialogue, share best practices, and develop innovative solutions to the challenges being faced by the aviation industry today.
This groundbreaking event kicks off today (June 17) at the Doubletree by Hilton in Montreal, the World Capital of Civil Aviation, bringing together over 300 committee members from all six ACI World Standing Committees and their subgroups.
The event will see these experts discuss ways to strengthen global aviation collaboration in the areas of airport information and technology, economics, environment and sustainability, facilitation, safety, and security.
The ACI World Standing Committees, comprises experts in specific areas of the aviation industry, who play a crucial role in providing the organization with guidance on policy issues, strategic direction, and priorities.
Each committee is led by ACI airport members with focused expertise, ensuring comprehensive and informed counsel on a wide range of topics critical to the global aviation sector.
The Plenary will feature opening remarks by Luis Felipe de Oliveira, Director General and CEO of ACI World, amongst a series of insightful keynote addresses.
Highlights of the Plenary will include:
*A keynote speech by Candace McGraw, ACI World Chair and CEO of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, offering valuable perspectives on global aviation trends and strategic priorities.
*A keynote address by Salvatore Sciacchitano, President of the Council of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), discussing the future of international aviation regulation and cooperation, while highlighting the 80th Anniversary of the Chicago Convention and the ICAO Year of Facilitation.
*Insights from Yves Beauchamp, President and Director General of ADM Aéroports de Montreal, on the role of airports in driving regional and global economic growth.
"This forum marks a significant milestone for ACI World and the aviation industry, as well as the city of Montreal as the World Capital of Civil Aviation," remarked Luis Felipe de Oliveira. 
"It presents an unparalleled opportunity for our committee experts to collaborate, exchange best practices, and drive innovations that are actively shaping airports and the wider aviation ecosystem. In addition, it fosters heightened interaction between the committee experts and ICAO, underscoring the importance of airports in international civil aviation’s development," stated de Oliveira. 
"We extend our gratitude to our member experts for their invaluable contributions. Together with ACI World staff and collaboration with aviation partners, we develop timely resources and advance airport interests during key phases of policy development," said the top official. 
"Our committees are truly championing change behind the scenes for travellers and communities worldwide," he added.
ACI, the trade association of the world’s airports, is a federated organization comprising ACI World, ACI Africa, ACI Asia-Pacific and the Middle East, ACI Europe, ACI Latin America and the Caribbean and ACI North America. As of May, ACI serves 814 members, operating 2110 airports in 169 countries.-TradeArabia News Service