ACI ASIA-PACIFIC NEWS
Vivian Fung reports on the latest news and events from across the Asia-Pacific region.
Macau International Airport’s marketing department director, Eric Fong, and chairman of the executive committee, Dr Deng Jun, joined ACI Asia-Pacific’s regional director, Patti Chau, and CAPA executive chairman, Peter Harbison, at the Opening Ceremony of the 2015 ACI Small and Emerging Airports Seminar in Macau.
Over 120 aviation professionals from across the region attended the event, which was jointly organised by Macau airport operator, CAM, and ACI Asia-Pacific.
The event provided an excellent platform to exchange thoughts and new ideas about the challenges and opportunities facing the industry as well as the opportunity to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Macau International Airport (MIA) and 10th anniversary ACI Asia-Pacific.
In welcoming delegates, Chau first congratulated MIA for its twenty years of success and thanked the host for their generous support in organising the seminar.
She then talked about the services available for Small and Emerging Airport group members in the region, which include the ACI Developing Nations Airport Assistance Programme; APEX in Safety Program; and APEX in Airport Business, a new programme that aims to promote airport financial viability and business best practices.
She said: “At ACI, we believe that all airports, whatever their size, serve a key role in the transportation of people and goods; hence, providing dedicated programmes for this group is one of our priorities.”
The 2016 ACI Asia-Pacific Small and Emerging Airports Seminar will be held in Siem Reap, Cambodia, 24 – 26 October 2016. More details about the event will be available on ACI Asia-Pacific website soon.
Three is the magic number
Adelaide Airport Limited (Gold), GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (Silver) and Yangon Aerodrome Company Limited (Bronze) scooped the three top awards in the ACI Asia-Pacific Human Resources Excellence Recognition programme for 2016.
The awards recognise airports’ outstanding achievements in HR management and the objective of the programme is to promote professional excellence in airport HR management.
Chair of the judging panel, Sydney Airport’s managing director and CEO, Kerrie Mather, said: “This year’s submissions demonstrated excellent best practices in HR management and presented many very innovative HR projects, which are driving airport business sustainability.
“The judges were impressed by the submission presented by Adelaide Airport Limited. It showed proven contribution to the airport business by the HR function which clearly met the objectives of this programme.”