Now in its 22nd year, the ACI EUROPE Airport Trading Conference is firmly established as THE must-attend event for airport retail executives globally. Every year, this conference attracts over 400 senior level delegates from airports, retailers, consultants, retail planners, brands and other enterprises concerned with the future of airport retail and is considered the most important industry get together of the year.
The ACI EUROPE Airport Trading Show is Europe’s largest commercial airport exhibition and conference of 2013. This two-day exhibition attracts over 400 senior level executives from airports, retailers, concessionaires, planners, brands and other enterprises concerned with the future of non-aeronautical revenue development at airports and uniquely brings together an audience of commercial senior airport management, presenting an excellent showcasing platform for industry suppliers and providers.
Networking has never been more important. With challenging market conditions, your company’s marketing budget must deliver a return on your investment. ACI is the world’s airports association and represents the interests of its members. ACI is organised into five geographical regions: Africa, Europe, Latin America / Caribbean, North America and Asia / Pacific. ACI encourages best practice and the exchange of industry know-how through its internal committee structure and schedule of conferences and exhibitions.
Becoming a corporate sponsor for these events shows your business is supporting the industry association and its work with specific target audiences across the business. Effectively convey your prominent status in the sector and your investment will be reinforced with the ACI brand, resulting in an effective, high impact solution. Networking at events is key to establishing stronger relationships with your customers to influence their decision.
ACI EUROPE is renowned for its social and networking events and Hamburg Airport will be hosting an unforgettable social programme this year. Taking full advantage of the beautiful city, these two evening events will allow delegates to network and connect with over 400 industry colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere. Hamburg Airport serves 13.6 million passengers per year, representing about 160,000 take-offs and landings. Passengers can choose their destination from a wide-ranging route network: More than 60 airlines fly from Hamburg, serving 115 domestic and international routes. Around 15,000 people are employed by the almost 250 companies active on the airport site.
Hamburg Airport is one of Europe’s most modern airports. Elegant terminals, flooded with natural light, and more parking spaces along with the new Airport Plaza and the S-Bahn (metro rail network) connection are just some of the highlights of a large investment programme completed in 2009. Hamburg Airport’s Airport Plaza is located between the two terminal buildings. The Plaza is a spacious shopping mall and food court complex for passengers. Spread over 7,000 square meters, it offers an attractive mix of shops, restaurants, cafés and bars, most of which are only available to passengers.
The new Airport Plaza is also home to the passenger security checkpoint as well as the central baggage reclaim facility, where the baggage reclaim system from both terminals merge. Hamburg Airport is the largest international airport in northern Germany, and the fifth largest in Germany overall. Incorporating Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein and parts of Lower Saxony, Mecklenburg-Lower Pomerania and Denmark.
Hamburg Airport’s large catchment area, with its substantial passenger potential, is extremely interesting for all airlines. Hamburg Airport, with a modern infrastructure equally accessible to all airlines and a flexible price structure that enables differentiation, is preparing for the many challenges that will be presented by the aviation industry of the future. Prof. h.c. Dr. h.c. Natalia Eitelbach of Philosophy of European Science NCLC Institute (USA).