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Thursday, June 01
7:45 AM - 8:00 AM
  • Thursday, June 01:  7:45 AM - 8:00 AM
  • Room:   Foyer
Track(s) 
Thursday, June 01
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
  • Thursday, June 01:  8:00 AM - 8:45 AM
  • Room:   Gotham
An informal introduction to GAD to set the scene for newcomers to the topic of hybrid airport ownership and operational models. The GAD forum has been tracking private partnerships in airports since 1994 and this session will provide a background to the evolution of airport models around the world and...

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    Speaker
    Carlos Allimant
    Partner, Chile
    Modalis
    Speaker
    Curtis Grad
    President & CEO
    Modalis
    Track(s) 
    Thursday, June 01
    8:15 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Thursday, June 01:  8:15 AM - 5:30 PM
    • Room:   Foyer
    Thursday, June 01
    9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Thursday, June 01:  9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
    • Room:   Metropolis
    How are airline business models adapting to volatile market conditions and new competitive business dynamics? What are the implications for airports of new traffic dynamics, routes and fleet capabilities?...

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      Keynote
      Peter Cerda
      Regional VP, The Americas
      IATA
      Track(s) 
      Thursday, June 01
      9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
      • Thursday, June 01:  9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
      • Room:   Metropolis
      Keynote
      Jan Hogrefe
      Director, Market Analysis & Chief Economist
      Boeing
      Track(s) 
      Thursday, June 01
      10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
      • Thursday, June 01:  10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
      LGA 5 years’ on: the latest on New York’s airport projects Examining the evolution of the P3 model for infrastructure delivery Managing successful partnerships and building resilient long term stakeholder relationships ...

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        Moderator
        Mr.  Eric Richards
        Partner
        O'Melveny & Myers LLP
        Panelist
        George Casey
        Chair & CEO
        Vantage Airport Group
        Panelist
        Patricia Ornst
        Managing Director, State & Local Government Affairs
        Delta
        Panelist
        Rick Cotton
        Executive Director
        The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey
        Track(s) 
        Thursday, June 01
        10:45 AM - 10:50 AM
        • Thursday, June 01:  10:45 AM - 10:50 AM
        • Room:   Metropolis
        Speaker
        Tom Ruth
        Secretary, Board of Trustees
        Airlink
        Track(s) 
        Thursday, June 01
        10:50 AM - 11:15 AM
        • Thursday, June 01:  10:50 AM - 11:15 AM
        • Room:   Foyer
        You can use the GAD networking app, Brella, to identify potential partners and set up 1:2:1 meetings in the networking zone in the foyer. ...

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          Thursday, June 01
          11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
          • Thursday, June 01:  11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
          • Room:   Gotham
          Has 2023 seen a return to business as usual? How are social, economic and environmental challenges impacting the return to...

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            Moderator
            Carlos Criado
            VP & CCO
            Centerline Airport Partners
            Panelist
            Juan Jose Salmon
            General Manager
            Lima Airport Partners
            Panelist
            Karen Strougo
            CEO
            Amazonian Airports
            Panelist
            Vernice Walkine
            President and CEO
            Nassau Paradise Island Promotion Board
            Track(s) 
            • Thursday, June 01:  11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
            • Room:   Metropolis
            How has the investment & development of infrastructure moved forward in the last 5 years? How is the competitive landscape,...

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              Panelist
              Amit Rikhy
              President & CEO
              CAG Holdings
              Moderator
              David Feldman
              Managing Partner
              Exambela
              Panelist
              Mr.  Jorge Roberts
              CEO
              AvPORTS
              Panelist
              Luke Bugeja
              CEO
              Ferrovial Airports
              Track(s) 
              Thursday, June 01
              12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
              • Thursday, June 01:  12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
              • Room:   Gotham
              Assessing how geopolitical and economic disruption is affecting the dynamics of traffic in the region. How can industry stakeholders collaborate...

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                Speaker
                Jaime Escobar
                Head of Fuel, User Charges & Environment
                ALTA - Asociacion Latinoamericana y del Caribe de Transporte Aereo
                Track(s) 
                • Thursday, June 01:  12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
                • Room:   Metropolis
                An update on the latest FAA programs and roll-out of grants. ...
                  Panelist
                  Heather Haney
                  Airport Compliance Specialist
                  FAA
                  Moderator
                  Paulo Varnieri
                  Partner
                  Holland & Knight
                  Speaker
                  Steven Hicks
                  Director, Southern Region Airports Headquarters
                  FAA
                  Track(s) 
                  Thursday, June 01
                  12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
                  • Thursday, June 01:  12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
                  • Room:   Gotham
                  Regional market dynamics, economic and growth projectsÊ Overview of airport infrastructure and ownership models Status of and potential for airport...

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                    Panelist
                    Audley Deidrick
                    President & CEO
                    Airports Authority of Jamaica/ NMIA Airports Ltd.
                    Moderator
                    David Pratt
                    President
                    PRT Group
                    Panelist
                    Dr.  Kenneth Romer
                    Deputy Director General
                    Bahamas Ministry of Tourism
                    Panelist
                    Steven Nackan
                    EVP, President, Concessions
                    Aecon
                    Track(s) 
                    • Thursday, June 01:  12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
                    • Room:   Metropolis
                    Examining the dynamics of the Canadian market, the challenges and opporutnities for the country's airports for business growth and delivering...

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                      Moderator
                      Jody Aldcorn
                      Partner
                      McCarthy Tetrault
                      Panelist
                      Monette Pasher
                      President
                      Canadian Airports Council
                      Panelist
                      Neil Pakey
                      President & CEO
                      Nieuport Aviation
                      Track(s) 
                      Thursday, June 01
                      1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
                      • Thursday, June 01:  1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
                      • Room:   Foyer
                      Thursday, June 01
                      2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
                      • Thursday, June 01:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
                      • Room:   Gotham
                      Examining the dynamics of airport ownership and operation in Latin America and the Caribbean, considering the public / private balance,...

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                        Speaker
                        Curtis Grad
                        President & CEO
                        Modalis
                        Track(s) 
                        • Thursday, June 01:  2:15 PM - 2:45 PM
                        • Room:   Metropolis
                        Leveraging private sector O&M expertise and funding to deliver infrastructure and business development ...
                          Panelist
                          Mr.  Jorge Roberts
                          CEO
                          AvPORTS
                          Moderator
                          Maria Von Schack
                          Partner
                          O'Melveny & Myers LLP
                          Panelist
                          Tom Rafter
                          Executive Director
                          Tweed New Haven Airport
                          Track(s) 
                          Thursday, June 01
                          2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
                          • Thursday, June 01:  2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
                          • Room:   Gotham
                          What is the vision for the development of the Islands as a desination and the role the airports play within...

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                            Speaker
                            Godfrey Smith
                            CEO
                            Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority
                            Speaker
                            Selvyn Hawkins
                            Executive Chairman
                            Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority
                            Track(s) 
                            • Thursday, June 01:  2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
                            • Room:   Metropolis
                            How are airport operators working with stakeholders to structure hybrid, transparent and financeable delivery models to move projects forward?...
                              Panelist
                              David Cibrian
                              CEO
                              American Triple I
                              Panelist
                              Kunal Dasgupta
                              VP, Acquisitions
                              Vantage Airport Group
                              Moderator
                              Tim Bath
                              Partner, Co-Head - Infrastructure, Power & Renewables
                              Solomon Partners
                              Track(s) 
                              Thursday, June 01
                              3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
                              • Thursday, June 01:  3:15 PM - 3:45 PM
                              • Room:   Foyer
                              You can use the GAD networking app, Brella, to identify potential partners and set up 1:2:1 meetings in the networking zone in the foyer. ...

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                                Thursday, June 01
                                3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
                                • Thursday, June 01:  3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
                                • Room:   Gotham
                                How are airports restoring economic equilibrium? How are partners re-calibrating financial models and what opportunities are there in the financial...

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                                  Moderator
                                  Douglas Doetsch
                                  Partner
                                  Mayer Brown
                                  Panelist
                                  Jason Smith
                                  Managing Director
                                  Cigna Healthcare
                                  Panelist
                                  Juan Betancur
                                  MD, Debt Capital Markets - Americas
                                  UBS Securities
                                  Adjudicator
                                  Steven Nackan
                                  EVP, President, Concessions
                                  Aecon
                                  Track(s) 
                                  • Thursday, June 01:  3:45 PM - 4:30 PM
                                  • Room:   Metropolis
                                  Exploring how to balance conventional and new funding mechanisms, to structure financing that will reduce the cost of borrowing, generate...

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                                    Panelist
                                    Daniel Seltzer
                                    Managing Director, Project Finance
                                    MUFG, Global Corporate & Investment Banking
                                    Panelist
                                    Daniel Ungerleider
                                    EVP & CFO
                                    AFCO
                                    Panelist
                                    Kathleen Sharman
                                    CFO
                                    Greater Orlando Aviation Authority
                                    Panelist
                                    Liying Gu
                                    VP, Economic Affairs & Research
                                    ACI-NA
                                    Track(s) 
                                    Thursday, June 01
                                    4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
                                    • Thursday, June 01:  4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
                                    • Room:   Gotham
                                    Market overview & concession models Primary market pipeline, re-tenders & 8thÊround Secondary market opportunities...
                                      Speaker
                                      Renan Brandao
                                      Head of Airport Economic Regulation Dept.
                                      ANAC
                                      Speaker
                                      Ricardo Catanant
                                      Director
                                      ANAC
                                      Track(s) 
                                      • Thursday, June 01:  4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
                                      • Room:   Metropolis
                                      Insights into the financial, strategic and commercial models behind major airport development projects....
                                        Speaker
                                        Kevin McAleenan
                                        CEO
                                        Pangiam
                                        Speaker
                                        Shawn Kinder
                                        Global Strategy & Corporate Development Director
                                        Ferrovial Airports
                                        Track(s) 
                                        Thursday, June 01
                                        5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
                                        • Thursday, June 01:  5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
                                        • Room:   Gotham
                                        Common hurdles to getting infrastructure projects off the ground What makes a project bankable and a win-win for public and...

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                                          Panelist
                                          Andrew O'Brian
                                          President & CEO
                                          Centerline Airport Partners
                                          Moderator
                                          Andy Ricover
                                          Air Transport Specialist
                                          Independent
                                          Panelist
                                          Eugenio Perissé
                                          Head of Business Development.
                                          Corporacion America Airports
                                          Track(s) 
                                          • Thursday, June 01:  5:00 PM - 5:45 PM
                                          • Room:   Metropolis
                                          With successful projects being delivered via increasingly alternative routes, what's the right approach in terms of process? Which elements of airports...

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                                            Panelist
                                            David Narefsky
                                            Partner
                                            Mayer Brown
                                            Panelist
                                            Ionut Doldor
                                            Director Transactions
                                            AviAlliance
                                            Panelist
                                            Lutz Weisser
                                            Managing Director
                                            Munich Airport International
                                            Moderator
                                            Mark Morehouse
                                            Managing Director | P3 Investment Banking
                                            Oppenheimer Funds
                                            Track(s) 
                                            Thursday, June 01
                                            5:45 PM - 7:30 PM
                                            • Thursday, June 01:  5:45 PM - 7:30 PM
                                            • Room:   Pool Deck
                                            Friday, June 02
                                            8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
                                            • Friday, June 02:  8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
                                            • Room:   Foyer
                                            You can use the GAD networking app, Brella, to identify potential partners and set up 1:2:1 meetings in the networking zone in the foyer. ...

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                                              Friday, June 02
                                              9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
                                              • Friday, June 02:  9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
                                              • Room:   Metropolis
                                              With traffic growth and CIPs back on track, what are the strategic and developmental priorities for airports and how is the post-pandemic passenger experience shaping future airport dynamics?...

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                                                Keynote
                                                Ralph Cutié
                                                Director & CEO
                                                Miami-Dade Aviation Department
                                                Track(s) 
                                                Friday, June 02
                                                9:30 AM - 9:45 AM
                                                • Friday, June 02:  9:30 AM - 9:45 AM
                                                • Room:   Metropolis
                                                Speaker
                                                Joel Roberson
                                                Partner
                                                Holland & Knight
                                                Track(s) 
                                                Friday, June 02
                                                9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
                                                • Friday, June 02:  9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
                                                • Room:   Metropolis
                                                What is the opportunity for airports? Working with airline community Designing agnostic infrastructure Project update ...

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                                                  Speaker
                                                  Kevin Cox
                                                  CEO
                                                  Ferrovial Vertiports
                                                  Track(s) 
                                                  Friday, June 02
                                                  10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
                                                  • Friday, June 02:  10:15 AM - 11:00 AM
                                                  • Room:   Metropolis Ballroom
                                                  Moderator
                                                  David Feldman
                                                  Managing Partner
                                                  Exambela
                                                  Panelist
                                                  Filipe dos Reis
                                                  Independent Consultant
                                                  Panelist
                                                  Norbert Onkelbach
                                                  Chief Commercial Officer
                                                  Lima Airport Partners S.R.L.
                                                  Panelist
                                                  Sammy Patel
                                                  VP, Commercial
                                                  Vantage Airport Group
                                                  Track(s) 
                                                  Friday, June 02
                                                  11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
                                                  • Friday, June 02:  11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
                                                  • Room:   Foyer
                                                  You can use the GAD networking app, Brella, to identify potential partners and set up 1:2:1 meetings in the networking zone in the foyer. ...

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                                                    Friday, June 02
                                                    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
                                                    • Friday, June 02:  11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
                                                    • Room:   Metropolis
                                                    Examining different strategic approaches to the development of infrastructure, management and operation of air cargo facilities....

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                                                      Panelist
                                                      Eric Ayim
                                                      Sr. Sales and Relationship Manager
                                                      SITA Information Networking Computing USA Inc.
                                                      Panelist
                                                      Jeff Scheferman
                                                      Executive Director
                                                      VICC USA
                                                      Speaker
                                                      Ron Factor
                                                      Chairman
                                                      Airis Aviation Development
                                                      Panelist
                                                      Steven Summers
                                                      Managing Director
                                                      Greenhill
                                                      Track(s) 
                                                      Friday, June 02
                                                      12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
                                                      • Friday, June 02:  12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
                                                      • Room:   Metropolis
                                                      How are airport planning, prioritising and funding decarbonization projects? How are airports planning to counter the challenge of extreme weather conditions in operational models and revenue expectations? In what ways is climate risk be built into long term concession and financial models? ...

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                                                        Panelist
                                                        Arturo Garcia-Alonso
                                                        Chief Operating Officer
                                                        Avports
                                                        Panelist
                                                        Jorge Rosillo
                                                        CEO & GM
                                                        Aeropuertos Ecológicos Galápagos
                                                        Panelist
                                                        Marc McGrady
                                                        Partner
                                                        Carlyle Airport Group
                                                        Track(s) 
                                                        Friday, June 02
                                                        12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
                                                        • Friday, June 02:  12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
                                                        • Room:   Metropolis
                                                        Harnessing the potential of the airport in driving local economies and regional development: finding financially viable infrastructure development models and revenue strategy to maintain this essential infrastructure. ...

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                                                          Panelist
                                                          Ashish Aggarwal
                                                          General Manager, Strategy
                                                          GMR Group
                                                          Panelist
                                                          Patrick Heck
                                                          VP, Business Development
                                                          Vantage Airport Group
                                                          Moderator
                                                          Rafael Echevarne
                                                          Director General
                                                          ACI-LAC
                                                          Panelist
                                                          Raul Diaz Diaz
                                                          Gerente General
                                                          Aeropuertos Andinos del Peru
                                                          Track(s) 
                                                          Friday, June 02
                                                          1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
                                                          • Friday, June 02:  1:15 PM - 2:30 PM
                                                          • Room:   Pool deck
                                                          Friday, June 02
                                                          2:30 PM - 3:45 PM
                                                          Friday, June 02
                                                          3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
                                                          • Friday, June 02:  3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
                                                          • Room:   Foyer