Leveraging international partnerships to deliver world class airports

BAG and ACC come together for the third time to deliver a two-day Global Business Summit under the theme of “Leveraging international partnerships to deliver world class airports”. The event will bring together 60+ aviation professionals from across the US and UK - a must for those interested in global economic trends, aviation funding and investment, and international networking, particularly airport architects, designers, engineers, operators, planners and suppliers, and developments experts.  It will showcase elite keynote speakers and session topics, both of which will cover the current status of global markets, alternative financing, cultural pitfalls and more. Suggested themes for the summit include Airport Privatisation, Passenger Experience and Funding, Learning Points from Airports Perspective, Global Aviation Market Outlook, Global International Team Approach to Projects and Security. 

Registration is now open via the ACC's websiteThe deadline to take advantage of Early Bird registration rates has been extended to January 10, 2018.


9.30 Registration

10.00 Welcome & Introductions

Chris Chalk, BAG Vice Chair / Mott MacDonald

Mary Ellen Eagan, ACC Chair / HMMH

 10.20 Networking Icebreaker

Facilitator: Diane Burt, WSP

 11.00 Keynote Session – Setting the Stage

Moderator: T.J. Schulz, ACC

Kevin Burke, President & CEO, Airports Council International – North America

 11:30 Global Aviation Market Outlook

Learn about the latest trends and projections in the international aviation market and implications for airport development


John Heimlich, Vice President and Chief Economist, A4A

Simon Pickup, Marketing Operations Director, Airbus

 12.20 Lunch

13.15 General Session 1 - Airport Privatisation & PPP Markets

Facilitators: Roddy Boggus, RS&H (ACC) / Matthew Butters, Pascall+Watson


- Key principles behind P3s, the role they can play in improving airport infrastructure

- Collaboration and Sharing experiences

- Pros, Cons, and Risks for companies


Eliot Lees, ICF, Vice President, Airport Customer Experience

Peter Kirsch, Kaplan Kirsch & Rockwell

Steve Van Beek, SDG

David-Olivier Tarac, Managing Director, ADP International Americas

Amit Rikhy, President and CEO, CAG Holdings LLC

Maxine Hill, WSP

 14:15 Think Tank Session 1 - Airport Privatisation & PPP Markets

Overview: Build an airport P3 team in this interactive, roundtable exercise.

Facilitators: Roddy Boggus, RS&H (ACC) / Matthew Butters, Pascall+Watson

 15.45  Refreshment Break

16:15 Lessons Learned: Airports Perspective

Listen and discuss learning points from an airport owners’ perspective.

Facilitator: Jonathan Massey, Corgan


Paul Shank, Baltimore Washington International Airport

Margaret McKeough, Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority

Edgar Vila Pouca, Heathrow Airport

Anand Srivastava, Link Legal, Indian Airport Sector

17:15 Drinks Reception

18.30 End Day One



 08.30 Registration

 09.00 Welcome & Introductions

 09.10 General Session 2 - Building Effective International Teams for Global Projects

 Facilitators: Steve Pelham, Jacobs | Diane Burt, WSP


- Lessons learned from working as teams globally for major opportunities / big bids such as

Changi or Amsterdam

- Where are global relationships formed? Which roles do events such as this conference


- How to engage small and medium sized companies

- Implications from future consolidations


David Coyne, Benoy

Rosemarie Andolino, MAG USA

Mitch Chokas, ARCADIS

Isabella Leone, Portland Designs

Chris Chalk, Mott MacDonald

 10.10 Think Tank Session 2 - Global International Team Approach to Projects Building Effective

Project Teams

Overview: Interactive, roundtable discussions focused on developing recommendations and solutions through case studies or scenarios on ways to improve teams for international project pursuits.

 Facilitators: Steve Pelham, Jacobs | Diane Burt, WSP

11.40 Closing Remarks

12.00 Lunch Speaker

 13:00 Event Close / Pre-arranged Networking Meetings


Registration is now open via the ACC's website

Delegate Rates:

Early bird registration, before or on 4th January 2018 (by midnight U.S. East Coast Time): 

$570 USD member/$620 USD non-member

Late registration 5th January 2018 until the meeting begins: 

$620 USD member/$670 USD non-member



If you would like to book your space, you need to register for an ACC online user account first. Please do so by providing the following information to ACC to have your online account created for event registration.

·         Full name

·         Professional credentials, i.e. P.E., AICP, AIA, etc.

·         Name of employer

·         Job title

·         Full mailing address

·         Phone number

·         Email address

Please email this information to admin@acconline.org and the ACC staff will reply with your logon credentials


Please note:  BAG members will receive the member rate for the 2018 BAG ACC Global Business Summit.


Special accommodation rates are available at the Hamilton Hotel (bookings can be made via the hotel’s website) over the dates of 24 January 2018 through 26 January 2018. The negotiated rate is $159.00 for single/double rooms, plus applicable D.C. taxes. If you are booking outside of these dates, we advise attendees to book a separate reservation at the best available rates by calling the Hamilton Hotel at +1 (877) 424-2449 and using the group code, "ACC." The cut-off date for the group rate is Thursday, January 4, 2018. Reservation requests after this cutoff date are subjected to availability at the prevailing rate. 


If you have any further questions, please contact Bettina Rigg (bettina.rigg@britishaviationgroup.co.uk)