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Invest & Manage Airports 2012 Officially Launched

Posted 04/04/2012 - Viewed 5861 time(s)

Following on from the success of its inaugural event last December the second Invest & Manage Airports event will take place in London on 18-19 October 2012.  Invest & Manage Airports is the meeting place where airports, airlines, airport operators and infrastructure investors meet to discuss new opportunities for investment in and management of airports from across the world.

Now in its second year,  Invest & Manage offers  a combination of keynote speaker &  panel discussion programmes and one-to-one private meetings, supported by Opportunity Briefings and Networking within the Investor / Airport community.

The event is hosted by the organisers of Routes - The World and Regional Route Development Forums, and follows Routes’ successful format of prescheduled one-to-one meetings. These meetings will allow real business to be done between airports seeking investment and management expertise, investors who are looking for airport infrastructure opportunities, and airport operators who are aiming to extend their portfolio of managed assets around the world.

Discussing the 2011 event Jaime Guillen, CEO of Faros Infrastructure Partners said:  “Invest & Manage provided an excellent format to explore the issues and opportunities between airports, airlines, and investors.  Other conferences tend to separate these topics Invest & Manage brought them together and resulted in some very interesting discussions and ideas.”

Many high level industry experts have already confirmed their participation in the speaker programme for 2012 including Michael McGhee, CEO of Global Infrastructure Partners, Ken Crawford, Head of Aviation for The Scottish Government and Jaime Daly, CEO of Latin American Airport Holdings.  Keynote addresses will be given by Professor. John Kasarda Ph.D, Director of Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise and Derek Hendry, Construction Director at London Gatwick Airport with many more industry leaders expected to confirm their participation soon.

Dave Stroud, Executive Vice President Airports at organiser UBM Aviation stated “Invest and Manage is a unique event occurring at a vital time in the current economic environment. Many investors are looking for long-term investment opportunities in infrastructure assets, governments are increasingly seeking ways to develop services from their core infrastructure assets, increase jobs and stimulate trade All parties need to hear from the assets biggest customers, the airlines, we are bringing them together in a unique and innovative way.”

In addition, a busy programme of targeted Opportunity Briefings will be held which allow airports to present investment or privatisation opportunities, and allow investors to brief a wider industry audience on their objectives and plans.

For more information on this event and an up to date event programme visit

Notes to Editors

About Invest & Manage

  • Invest and Manage is an event where airports, airport operators and infrastructure investors meet formally to discuss new opportunities for investment in and management of airports.
  • The organisers of Routes – The World and Regional Route Development Forums will apply Routes’ successful One-to-One Meetings based model to the airport investment and management community.
  • Routes was acquired by UBM Aviation Worldwide Ltd in August 2010.  Routes is a UBM Aviation brand. UBM Aviation specialises in the supply of data and information products, market intelligence, news and events related to the global aviation industry.  More information can be found at

For further press information please contact:

Victoria Jones

PR Executive

UBM Aviation Routes Limited

T: +44 (0) 161 234 2730


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