The 2012 Airport Cities World conference is scheduled to take place in Denver, Colorado from April 25-27, 2012.
This conference is a must-visit for economic development executives and city officials given the task of managing cities with airports.
At this conference, you will meet experienced and talented airport professionals, aviation industry experts, and business and community leaders from all over the world who will discuss and share ideas about the airport city and aerotropolis model – a new strategic approach to airport planning and associated commercial development.
The conference chairman Professor John D. Kasarda explains that it consists of an airport-centered commercial core (the airport city) and outlying corridors and clusters of aviation-linked businesses that make up the greater aerotropolis.
Kasarda adds that, “The airport city and its greater aerotropolis are changing the way we work, the way we live, and the way metropolitan regions grow. In the process, they are creating tomorrow’s world.”
This is what the conference will explore, starting with the opening address by Professor Kasarda on “How we’ll Live Next.”
One of the sessions on Day 1 is titled “Airport Cities Rising – The Engine Driving Economic Development And Urban Competitiveness.” This session will explore the positive contribution of the airport on the community and related integrated transport modes.
Day 2 has two parallel tracks of sessions running simultaneously. Together, they offer sessions which focus on airport city design, non-aeronautical revenue streams, environmental issues, and business models for airport and regional development.
What: Airport Cities 2012 World Conference
When: April 25-27, 2012
Where: Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel, Denver, CO