Montréal, September 7, 2016 – Gordon Hamilton, Senior Vice President, Business Operations at Aviation Strategies International (ASI), moderated a session on airport Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) at the 2016 Global Airport Development (GAD) Asia conference in New Delhi, India. ASI is an Associate Sponsor of the event.
Entitled “Making The Right Choice At The Right Time”, the session discussed the characteristics of an efficient airport project, delivered on time and budget. Together with Mr. Hamilton, panel members Michael Tubridy from Landrum and Brown, Tom Hysell from Alliiance and Bob Kwik from SITA stressed the importance of structuring a PPP deal that is balanced and attractive to both parties, the need to design facilities with life-cycle cost and revenue maximization in mind, and the potential for information technology to get the most out of an airport’s assets.
“Much of the low-hanging fruit in airport PPPs is behind us. Today, both sell and buy sides must be focused on minimizing costs and pursuing every opportunity for commercial revenue,” concluded Mr. Hamilton.
Gordon Hamilton’s experience in airport development spans 30 years, and includes technical and financial advisory services for airport PPP transactions. He has advised governments on airport PPPs in Canada, Brazil, Gabon, Nigeria and Rwanda, and the private sector in Brazil, Canada, India, Mexico and Portugal.
GAD Asia is the only conference dedicated to airport development and finance in Asia. The conference looks at strategies for airport development in order to meet the needs of this high growth region and explores the role of private sector capital and expertise through concessions and PPPs. The 2016 event brought together about 200 delegates from airport operators, airlines, governments, regulators and decision makers with potential investors from the region and around the world.
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