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Invest and Manage Airports Attracts Key Investment Community Speakers

Posted 25/07/2012 - Viewed 5853 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.

The event will provide the perfect platform for the investment community to meet with airlines and airport owners and operators to get together to look at the changing nature of the global aviation industry and what is required of our airports of the future.

Some of the issues that will be addressed at this event include; The Transformation of Infrastructure and the Difference Investors/New Management can make; Maintaining Growth in Austere Times; the Future of Airport Revenues; Airlines - The Next Air Market Opportunities and Acquiring Management Expertise, Conditions for Successful Management Contracts.  

Many high level industry experts have already confirmed their participation in the speaker programme for 2012 including Michael McGhee, CEO of Global Infrastructure Partners; Justin Symonds, Managing Director, Head of Transport & Logistics, RBS; Patrick Heck, CFO, Airport City Denver; Rick Wagstaffe, Vice President, Procurement & Logistics, Emirates; Romain Py, Executive Director Infrastructure Investments, JP Morgan and Arturo Recio, Global Head of Infrastructure, HSBC and Dr. Waleed Youssef, Director, GCC Region TAV Airports Holding .  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 in the coming weeks.

The event is unique in that it attracts many participants from the airline community who can offer their insight into future strategies including capacity planning to ensure airports fill their air service requirements in line with their developments. Confirmed airline speakers include; Emirates, British Airways, Monarch Airlines and Virgin Atlantic Airways who will discuss the global and regional market trends, hub and spoke development, new aircraft impact and decision factors for airlines.     

David 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 from amongst others Denver Airport City and Curacao Airport 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

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Victoria Jones

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UBM Aviation Routes Limited

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