Airport Planning and Economic Development for Latin America
December 5-7, 2012
San Salvador, El Salvador
In a globalized economy, airports have become critical economic growth engines at national, regional and local levels. The quality of services and competitiveness of airports have a strong impact on surrounding regional economies. Enhancing connectivity, ensuring safety and security and providing quality services are key factors of competitive airports. Airports can be leveraged in many areas to create jobs and new activities in support of economic development. As a result airports should be viewed as an essential component of the urban planning process.
This by-invitation-only seminar brought together a group of 25 managers, directors of operations, senior government officials, civil aviation authorities and private sector representatives from Latin America to engage in high-level dialogue on airports as economic development engines. The discussions were facilitated by international airports representatives, leading academics, service providers, technology experts and representatives from the private sector, which allowed the progression of valuable networking and gaining insight to economic opportunities.
Success Study 2: Atlanta International Airport
Part One | Part Two | Part Three
Session 1: Aligning Airport Strategic Planning with Local Economic Stakeholders Priorities
Session 2: Airline Network Planning – Partnering with Airlines to Play a Key Role in Operational Success
Session 3: Professional Development – Meeting Aviation Management Challenges for Now and the Future
Session 4: Case Study: Airport Planning and Economic Development in the Dominican Republic – Case Study on Airport Concession
Session 6: Airport Technology & Competitiveness – Deploying Innovative Airport Technology for Efficient and Effective Use of Limited Resources