The AIRDEV Series of Conferences were initiated in Lisbon in 2012. Five general streams corresponding to 5 parallel workshops will always be present in AIRDEV conferences. In each conference a key topic will be defined in each stream or left open Each conference defines the specific topic of these workshops within each of the pre- defined streams such as Strategic Business Development, Expansion, Regeneration; Financing, Funding and Contractual Relation; Economic and Business performance; Technology, Capacity Management and ATC; Safety and Security; Policy Planning and Operation of Airport.
AIRDEV aims at being the worldwide reference discussion forum on airport development. The current scenario for the airport industry is characterized by inherent unpredictability and increasing volatility. Digital technologies are reshaping airport users' experience. Digital economy is profoundly changing business strategies and models of airport industry and others. Land use restrictions and stricter environmental protection measures limit airport operations and expansion options. The volatile maze of national and international regulations create entropy. Security events require innovative solutions to keep the aviation chain working while ensuring the security of passengers and cargo. Taking into consideration that airports are infrastructures with long life-cycles spanning multiple decades, the current scenario brought unprecedented challenges for airport managers and authorities.
Research, exchange of best practices and discussion are fundamental to overcome these and other challenges facing airport industry.