Arconas recently returned from participating in the 27th ACI Africa/World Annual General Assembly, Conference, and Exhibition held in Port Louis, Mauritius. The event brings together airport industry leaders from all over the world, focusing on topics of high interest shaping the way in which the airport industry is quickly evolving. This years theme was “bold leadership in a time of change,” and focused on key topics, including: creating a strong security culture, connectivity and sustainable tourism, transforming the journey through technology and innovation, and customer experience and airport service quality.
During the opening cocktail reception, we had the pleasure of conversing with many attendees, including (as shown below): The Honourable Ivan Leslie Collendavelloo, G.C.S.K, SC, MP, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy & Public Utilities; Engineer Saleh Dunoma, Managing Director, Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria and President, ACI Africa; and Angela Gittens, Director General, ACI World.
On display was our popular Bernù Aero seating in upholstered, poly, and perforated metal with loop, cantilever, and drink-holder arms. Installed under the seats was our innovative inPower Flex charging module that was a hit among delegates looking for a charge for their personal electronics.
Arconas’ Executive Vice President, Pablo Reich participated as a panelist during session 4: Innovating for airports; one of several moderated discussion held during the conference. In this session, World Business Partners offered airports an insight into the latest developments including business, operations, and technology best practices which are vital for the myriad of services which airports offer to millions of passengers every day. Pablo discussed the leading furniture and design trends that deliver a more stylish, amenity-rich passenger terminal for a diverse range of travelers.
Other speakers on the panel included: Ángel de León, Business General Manager, Global Exchange; Catherine Mayer, Vice President, Airport Services, SITA Inc.; and Greg Fordham, Managing Director, Airbiz. The panel was moderated by Tunde Oyekola, Chief Executive Officer, El Mansour Group and Chair, ACI World Business Partner Advisory Board.
It was a pleasure participating in this years conference, and deepening our relationship with the industry as an ACI World Business Partner. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year in Brussels.