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2nd GRI Airport Global eSummit

Global Airport Sector - Poised to soar the skies or too soon to say?

Private discussion groups designed to share experiences and understand shifting risk/return fundamentals in the Aviation industry.

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06th - 08th July
14:00 - 15:15 | British Summer Time (GMT+1)

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Surekha Mahajan
Surekha
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Entering the second half of 2021, the worst of the aviation industry's COVID-19 downturn may be behind us, but the pandemic's impact is not. Just how long its effects will linger is an open question, but the road to recovery looks long and winding.

The aviation industry outlook from just 1.5 years ago already feels like it's from some distant past. At that time, rosy growth predictions made it seem like the industry's good times would continue indefinitely. But what a difference a year makes. The COVID-19 pandemic put the aviation industry in a crisis much deeper than ever before. A long stretch of sustained growth was stopped in its tracks in 2020. While domestic passenger traffic for all large countries is gradually reaching pre-Covid levels, the restrictions on international travel makes it tough for the sector to bounce back completely. The increasing vaccination pace definitely gives the airport operators and other stakeholders a hope of a faster recovery.

When it comes to exchanging know-how and meeting the right people, physical barriers no longer exist. Join us for the most influential dialogue with the high-level infrastructure and energy leaderships - as if they were sitting right in your living room.

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Online Sessions

06th July, 13:00 - 14:00, BST (GMT+1)

Economic Recovery Mechanisms

  • Recovery Incentives - What support was provided to airport operators by governments of developed markets?
  • What does the road ahead look like for new concessions?
  • Can the deepening of airport infrastructure to smaller cities be the key for recovery in emerging economies?
  • Funding & Investors - Are investors still cautious in their approach?
07th July, 13:00 - 14:00, BST (GMT+1)

Focus on Sustainability & Technology

Silver lining to the cloud?

  • Which innovative technology deployments have helped the sector and are here to stay?
  • In light of the pandemic, will sustainable designs & net zero emissions be in focus?
  • Data Capture - Can technology help in predicting changing passenger travel behaviour?
08th July, 13:00 - 14:00, BST (GMT+1)

The New Operational Reality for the Airport Operators

  • What are the expectations from the 2nd half of 2021?
  • ROI, Opportunities & Challenges - How can airport operators reduce their dependence for revenue on passenger traffic?
  • Navigating COVID & Other Black Swans - How to de-risk and future proof the businesses?

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Club Partner Latam
Banco Sabadell, S.A. - Mexico
Grupo CCR
Club Partners Brazil
Accenture - Brazil
Global Talent
Manesco, Ramires, Perez, Azevedo Marques Sociedade de Advogados
Club Partner India
Trilegal
eClub Partners Latam
Alvarez & Marsal - Brasil
Baker McKenzie LLP (Global Headquarters)
Deloitte - Brasil
Fitch Ratings - Global Headquarters
Marsh Brasil Corretagem de Seguros
eClub Partners Brazil
Demarest Advogados
eClub Partner India
PwC - PricewaterhouseCoopers - India
Sectoral Club Partners India
Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
Sectoral eClub Partners Latam
John Deere do Brasil
Sectoral eClub Partner Colombia
Grupo Bancolombia
Sectoral eClub Partner India
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas
https://www.bancsabadell.com
Ciudad de México | CMX | Mexico
Banco Sabadell is Spain’s fourth largest private banking group, which is comprised of different banks, brands, subsidiaries and part-owned companies covering all areas of the financial business sector under a common denominator: professional performance and quality. A young, highly-qualified team, with the most modern, up-to-date technological and commercial resources and a multi-brand, multi-channel organisation focusing on the client enable Banco Sabadell to occupy an outstanding position in the personal and business banking markets.
http://www.grupoccr.com.br
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
CCR Group is one of the major infrastructure concession companies in Latin America. Divided into four business units, CCR Highways SP, CCR Highways BR, CCR Mobility and CCR Airports, the company operates in the main transportation modes in the region. In the road segment, it controls 3,265 kilometres of highways in four Brazilian states where the highest concentration of GDP passes through. In the transportation of passengers, it holds the concessions of lines 4 and recently won the auction to manage lines 5 and 17 of the São Paulo metro system. In addition, it is responsible for the boat system and the VLT in Rio de Janeiro and the subway operation in the capital of Bahia, Salvador. In airport concessions, the company operates in the airports of Quito (Ecuador), San José (Costa Rica), Curaçao and Belo Horizonte (Brazil). Besides, the CCR Group also has expertise in high-capacity data transmission and airport services in the United States.
https://www.accenture.com/br-pt
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
Accenture is a leading global professional services company, providing a broad range of services and solutions in strategy, consulting, digital, technology and operations. Combining unmatched experience and specialized skills across more than 40 industries and all business functions – underpinned by the world’s largest delivery network – Accenture works at the intersection of business and technology to help clients improve their performance and create sustainable value for their stakeholders. With approximately 442,000 people serving clients in more than 120 countries, Accenture drives innovation to improve the way the world works and lives. Visit us at www.accenture.com.
http://www.globaltalent.com.br
Global Talent is a boutique recruitment agency dedicated exclusively to the Real Estate and Infrastructure markets. With specialized know-how in these sectors, our mission is to find true talent that can transform your company.
http://www.manesco.com.br
São Paulo | Brazil
The law firm Manesco, Ramires, Perez, Azevedo Marques provides legal advice on public and regulatory law to private and public sectors. Cases and projects are related to infrastructure, regulation, complex contracts and innovation. Manesco has participated in the most relevant infrastructure projects in Brazil, since its foundation in 1991. It has performed an important role during the institutional changes that have occurred in the Country, since the Constitution came into force in 1988.
http://www.trilegal.com/
Mumbai | Maharashtra | India
Trilegal is one of the leading law firms in India, providing innovative and quality legal services across the spectrum of corporate law. With over 400 lawyers spread across Bengaluru, Delhi, Gurugram and Mumbai, the Firm consistently advises many of the world’s leading corporations, financial institutions, and fund houses on their complex and first-to-market transactions. Trilegal has been recognised as the ‘Law Firm of the Decade’ at the RSG Grow India Awards.
http://www.alvarezandmarsal.com
Sao Paulo | SP | Brazil
As a global leader, Alvarez & Marsal is noted for its performance enhancement, restructuring and business consultancy services, which focus on boosting growth and accelerating results for clients. A&M has extensive experience in the infrastructure area and has delivered various management, restructuring and asset valuation projects for highway, port, energy and telecom ventures. A&M believes Brazil is a market that presents a range of opportunities that will help expand its service portfolio. It has therefore created the Infrastructure & Capital Projects (I&CP) department, staffed with consultants trained to offer clients a multidisciplinary approach analyzing a wide range of issues, including, strategy, finance, capital structure, tax, licensing, management and construction support, dispute resolution and asset development. A&M provides potential investors with support during the privatization process and is a one-stop-shop capable of validating underlying value-generating processes.
http://www.bakermckenzie.com
New York | USA
Baker McKenzie is recognized worldwide for its best-in-class client service, practices and for carrying out the most deals year-after-year through our unmatched global platform across 77 offices and 47 emerging and developed countries. Companies based in or with operations in Latin America, routinely rely on our leading cross-border and Latin America energy, mining & infrastructure attorneys for their most important transactional and disputes matters. As the largest law firm in Latin America with over 850 attorneys, we offer clients 60+ years of on-the-ground presence in the region, unique coverage in Latin America across our 15 offices and 7 countries*, and from major finance centers globally. *Through a cooperation agreement with Trench Rossi Watanabe, a Brazilian law firm
http://www.deloitte.com
http://www.deloitte.com
+55 11 5186-1000
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
Deloitte is one of the world’s leading firms, delivering outstanding management, consulting and advisory services in 154 countries, to more than one-half of the largest companies listed in Fortune Global 500, as well as public enterprises and institutions, locally important clients and fast-growing multinational companies. Deloitte is committed to driving economic growth and supporting a sustainable society. Using the Deloitte Network’s insights to handling challenges and opportunities is the gateway to achieving individual growth, business success and to creating a prosperous society. Deloitte has an infrastructure and capital projects team that provides a wide range of services throughout the asset lifecycle, combining global best practices from their experience on the world’s largest and most complex projects to help clients to maximize the value of their investment. We advise public and private sector projects commissioners, as well as both sides of a public-private partnership.
http://www.fitchratings.com
New York | NY | USA
Fitch Ratings is a leading provider of credit ratings, commentary, and research. Dedicated to providing value beyond the rating through independent and prospective credit opinions, Fitch Ratings offers global perspectives shaped by strong local market experience and credit market expertise. The additional context, perspective, and insights we provide help investors to make important credit judgments with confidence. Fitch Group is a global leader in financial information services with operations in more than 30 countries. Fitch Group is comprised of: Fitch Ratings, a global leader in credit ratings and research; Fitch Solutions, a leading provider of credit market data, analytical tools and risk services; and Fitch Learning, a preeminent training and professional development firm. With dual headquarters in London and New York, Fitch Group is owned by Hearst. For additional information, please visit fitchratings.com.
https://brasil.marsh.com/
São Paulo | SP | Brazil
Marsh is the world’s leading insurance broker and risk advisor. In more than 130 countries, our experts in every facet of risk and across industries help clients to anticipate, quantify, and more fully understand the range of risks they face. In today’s increasingly uncertain global business environment, Marsh helps clients to thrive and survive. We work with clients of all sizes to define, design, and deliver innovative solutions to better quantify and manage risk. To every client interaction we bring an unmatched combination of deep intellectual capital, industry-specific expertise, global experience, and collaboration. We offer risk management, risk consulting, insurance broking, alternative risk financing, and insurance program management services to businesses, government entities, organizations, and individuals around the world.
http://www.demarest.com.br
Sao Paulo | SP | Brazil
Established in 1948, Demarest is one of the most respected law firms in Brazil and is among the largest in Latin America. The firm offers a service of excellence to its clients through the collaborated support provided by more than 250 lawyers, as well as a workforce of nearly 700 employees in its structure. Our multidisciplinary performance model – enabling a perfect integration and synergy among its professionals – also contributes to Demarest’s performance. Clients from all over the world are assisted in domestic and cross border transactions through an organizational structure that includes offices in the major cities of Brazil as well as in New York.
http://www.pwc.com/in/en
http://www.pwc.com/in/en
+91 91 79 3091 7000
Mumbai | India
At PwC, our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. We’re a network of firms in 158 countries with more than 2,36,000 people who are committed to delivering quality in assurance, advisory and tax services. Find out more and tell us what matters to you by visiting us at www.pwc.com In India, PwC has offices in Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi NCR, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and Pune. For more information about PwC India’s service offerings, visit www.pwc.com/in PwC refers to the PwC International network and/or one or more of its member firms, each of which is a separate, independent and distinct legal entity. Please see www.pwc.com/structure for further details.
https://www.amsshardul.com/
New Delhi | India
Founded on a century of legal achievements, we are one of India’s leading full service law firms. Our mission is to enable business by providing solutions as trusted advisors through excellence, responsiveness, innovation, and collaboration. We are known globally for our integrated approach. Our 600+ lawyers including 116 partners provide exceptional services across practice areas which include General Corporate, Merger & Acquisition, Private Equity, Banking & Finance, Insolvency & Bankruptcy, Competition Law, Dispute Resolution, Projects & Project Finance, Capital Markets, Tax, and Intellectual Property. Helming major headline transactions and litigation across industries, we advise leading multinational corporations on their India entry and legal strategy impacting their business. We have offices in seven cities across India - New Delhi, Mumbai, Gurugram, Bengaluru, Chennai, Ahmedabad and Kolkata.
https://www.deere.com.br
https://www.deere.com.br
+55 19 3318 8100
Indaiatuba | SP | Brazil
John Deere is a global leader for agricultural and forestry machines production and also a major manufacturer of heavy equipments for construction and mining. Due to the company’s vision of the future based on innovation, John Deere invests millions of dollars per day in research and development. Recently, the company launched its Parts Distribution Center and two construction factories. These and other actions shows the commitment to the brazilian agriculture and infraestructure sectors. In Brazil, John Deere has four thousand employees, alocated in five factories and the Regional Office.
http://www.grupobancolombia.com/webcorporativa/
Medellin | Colombia
We are a leading, trendsetting financial group that generates a superior experience for its clients, pride for its employees, and value for its shareholders, in a sustainable manner.
http://www.cyrilshroff.com/
Mumbai | India
Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas is India’s leading law firm with global reputation of being trusted advisors to its clients. Tracing its professional lineage to 1917, cam was founded to continue the legacy of Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co. The Firm advises a large and diverse set of clients, including domestic and foreign commercial enterprises, financial institutions, private equity funds, venture capital funds, start-ups, government and regulatory bodies.

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Amit Rikhy
Amit Rikhy
Carlyle Airport Group
Balint Szentivanyi
Balint Szentivanyi
Fraport
Behnad Zandi
Behnad Zandi
Adani Airport
Cristiane Gomes
Cristiane Gomes
CCR
Daniel Bircher
Daniel Bircher
Yamuna International Airport
Elias de Souza
Elias de Souza
Deloitte
Gastón Oróstegui
Gastón Oróstegui
Globalvia
Holger Linkweiler
Holger Linkweiler
AviAlliance GmbH
Mar Beltran
Mar Beltran
Globalvia
Nick Jones
Nick Jones
Dubai International
Patrick Lucas
Patrick Lucas
ACI World
Ralf Gaffal
Ralf Gaffal
Munich Airport International
Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge
Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge
Louis Lambert International Airport
Sanjay Bansal
Sanjay Bansal
Aurum Equity Partners
Amit Rikhy
Amit
Amit Rikhy
President & CEOCarlyle Airport Group
USA
Founding Chief Executive of Carlyle Airport Group (CAG), The Carlyle Group’s global airport development and investment platform. Airport investment and management career spans over 25 years, including involvement in more than 50 airport P3 transactions globally. Former President and CEO of CCR USA. Before that, founder and CEO of Sigma Infrastructure Partners and SVP at Airports Worldwide. Experience also includes leading airport transactions in the United States and globally for Vantage Airport Group and Airport Group International. Directly involved in key US P3 airport transactions, as well as airport privatizations in Europe, the Americas and Caribbean, and Australasia.
Balint Szentivanyi
Balint
Balint Szentivanyi
Senior VP Global Investment & ManagementFraport
Germany
Over 12 years experience at leading companies and investment banks including Zurich Airport, Lehman Brothers and Barclays Capital. Advised Board of Directors and Executives and also acted as the principal investor in mergers and acquisitions, debt and equity capital raisings and private equity transactions. Extensive international experience including in Brazil, South America, the UK, Western Europe, C&EE, Asia, Russia and the Middle East.
Behnad Zandi
Behnad
Behnad Zandi
CEOAdani Airport
India
For more than 30 years, Ben Zandi has been a driving force behind business turnarounds, mergers and acquisitions, commercial expansion and industry reinvention. Mr. Zandi takes an active role in re-imaging airport travel with pioneering technologies, retail concepts and new levels of customer experience. Ben has been on the leading edge of brand redevelopment, growth, and scalability in performance management. Ben was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Fraport USA, the North American division of Fraport Group, where the operations extended from Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Baltimore‐Washington to JetBlue’s Terminal 5 at JFK and the new $1.2 billion Nashville International Airport.
Cristiane Gomes
Cristiane
Cristiane Gomes
CEO CCR AeroportosCCR
Brazil
Master in Production Engineering, International MBA in Business, Postgraduate in Project Management, Risk Management and Compliance and Graduation in Mathematics. CEO at CCR Airports, leading business development and operations in Brazil, Latin America, Caribbean and the USA. Former CEO of the Highway Concessionaire CCR AutoBAn, CCR Group´s CIO and Director at EngelogTec, the Group's technology excellence center. Also acts as a Chairwoman and Board Member in national and international businesses. With over 20 years professional experiences in infrastructure sector, such as Airports, Highways, Urban mobility, including major business transformation projects and consultancy at the beginning of the career.
Daniel Bircher
Daniel
Daniel Bircher
Chief Executive OfficerYamuna International Airport
Malaysia
Daniel Bircher is the CEO of Zurich Airport International Asia and is accountable for Zurich Airport’s regional office in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Prior to his role as CEO of Zurich Airport International Asia, he was COO at the Aeroporto International de Belo Horizonte (Brazil) being accountable for the operations of Belo Horizonte International Airport. Bircher has been Director Operations with Bangalore International Airport (India) and earlier Head of Safety and member of the Zurich Airport Operations Management at Zurich Airport where he was also responsible for liaison with Swiss, European and International regulatory bodies. Bircher holds a Masters degree from University of Zurich and an MBA from University of St. Gallen.
Elias de Souza
Elias
Elias de Souza
Partner - Infra and Capital ProjectsDeloitte
Brazil
Partner of the Infrastructure & Capital Projects and Government and Public Services Industry Leader at Deloitte in Brazil. Lawyer with a Master in Public Policy (FGV-EAESP) and PPP professional certificate (CP3P). He has more than 20 years of experience in public management advisory; advising on projects with multilateral organizations; consulting on infrastructure projects, mainly PPP; preparation of studies and analysis of the infrastructure market; structuring of social capital investments; advising on smart city projects; consulting on urban mobility projects and structuring sustainable projects with a social impact.
Gastón Oróstegui
Gastón
Gastón Oróstegui
Mexico Country Manager; CEO Autopista del Aconcagua-Autovia Santiago Lampa, Chile.Globalvia
Mexico
Gastón Oróstegui is currently Mexico Country Manager in GLOBALVIA, Director of group companies and CEO of contracts in Costa Rica and Chile. He is a Civil Engineer gratuated at Universidad de Concepción (Chile) and holds a MBA from Universidad de Chile (Chile), related to Infrastructure Projects since 1994, in the Administration of Concession Contracts since 2001 and in GLOBALVIA since 2008. He has participated in the different phases of PPP projects, from planning and design; in the construction, operation and management of these contracts; in crisis management; in the modernization and updating of contracts in the operation phase; R&D management; e-mobility.
Holger Linkweiler
Holger
Holger Linkweiler
Managing DirectorAviAlliance GmbH
Germany
Holger Linkweiler is Managing Director of AviAlliance and AviAlliance Capital. Furthermore, he is Vice-Chairman of the Board of Directors of Athens International Airport S.A. In addition, he is a member of the Supervisory Board of Flughafen Düsseldorf GmbH as well as member of the Operating Board of Aerostar Airport Holdings, LLC (San Juan Airport). Within AviAlliance, he oversees Aviation, Investments & Financing, Legal, Mergers & Acquisitions as well as Technical Services. Furthermore, he heads the Asset Management of Athens Airport.
Mar Beltran
Mar
Mar Beltran
Non Executive Board DirectorGlobalvia
Spain
Mar Beltran is a Director of the Board of Globalvia and Member of the Climate Infrastructure Partnership Forum. A non executive director and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors with extensive experience in public and private infrastructure boards. A regular member of the Remunerations and Audit and Risk Committees of the Board, I have worked for over a decade in both Europe and the Asia Pacific. With experience in international policy for both the public and private sectors and have extensive investment experience across equity and debt. Degree in Aeronautical Engineering in Madrid and Executive MBA at Australia Graduate School of Management (AGSM).
Nick Jones
Nick
Nick Jones
Head - Forecasting & Customer InsightDubai International
UAE
Nick is Head of Forecasting & Customer Insight at Dubai Airports. Before joining Dubai Airports, Nick had experiences at Menzies Aviation, Virgin Atlantic Airways, and Emirates Airline.
Patrick Lucas
Patrick
Patrick Lucas
Director, EconomicsACI World
Canada
Patrick Lucas is Director, Economics at ACI World and has been with the organization since 2011. An economist by profession, Patrick is responsible for ACI World’s global economic policy positions and for ACI’s analytical outputs. He has led the authorship of ACI’s major flagship publications: the World Airport Traffic Report and the Airport Economics Report. He also oversees the production of ACI’s World Airport Traffic Forecasts and Airport Economics Key Performance Indicators. Lastly, Patrick delivers several courses in Airport Economics as a member of ACI’s Global Training Faculty. Prior to joining ACI, Patrick worked for a UN stats office where he contributed to major global reports aimed at monitoring economic and social progress.
Ralf Gaffal
Ralf
Ralf Gaffal
Managing DirectorMunich Airport International
Germany
Ralf is leading Munich Airport’s International Business since 2010 and created Munich Airport International in 2017 which he leads as Managing Director. He has been working in the aviation sector since more than 16 years with vast experience in airport planning, operations and management. Ralf successfully expanded Munich Airport’s international activities from consulting to management and investments. He developed a group of companies with more than 100 aviation experts supporting governments, airport operators or infra investors with advisory. He is chairman of the Board of various companies and member of the core leadership of FMG, the operator company of Munich Airport, the only 5-star airport in Europe and Top 5 Airport in the World.
Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge
Rhonda
Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge
DirectorLouis Lambert International Airport
USA
Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge has been the Director of St. Louis Lambert International Airport since January 2010. She is also Chairwoman of the 17-member St. Louis Airport Commission. She is also Chairwoman of the 17-member St. Louis Airport Commission. Prior to STL, Ms. Hamm-Niebruegge logged over 25 years in aviation management positions with American Airlines, Trans World Airlines (TWA) and Ozark Air Lines; a majority of her career has been based in St. Louis, Missouri. She’s the current Chairperson of the Board of Christian Hospital; former Chairperson of the Advisory Board of John Cook School of Business at Saint Louis University; and past President of the Board of Habitat for Humanity Saint Louis.
Sanjay Bansal
Sanjay
Sanjay Bansal
Aurum Equity Partners
India
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