Airports of the future

Airports of the future

May 22
Dubai Airport is now the world's fastest growing airport and soon to be the world's busiest. James Robinson, former Head of Strategic Planning for Dubai Airports, and a panel of aviation authorities will convene to explore leading infrastructure planning for airports of the future.


James Robinson, Former Head of Strategic Planning, Dubai Airports; Aviation Advisor, Arup
James Berry, Global Transport Leader, Woods Bagot
Robert Cain, Managing Director, Tourism Futures International
Brad Geatches, Chief Executive Officer, Perth Airport

Event overview

Passenger numbers at Perth Airport increased 8.2 per cent in FY2013, reaching 13.66 million passengers. With the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia predicting an additional 640,000 FIFO workers using Perth Airport every year by 2017, there is a pressing need to expand and upgrade the existing facilities.

Perth Airport's current $1 billion transformation is evidence of it being one of the fastest growing capital city airports in Australia. The further $1 billion State and Federal government investment in the surrounding road network with the Gateway WA project highlights the demand for air services and infrastructure needs in WA.

This CEDA event will address questions including:

  • What are the new infrastructure planning, technological and aircraft innovations that should be considered for modern airport expansion plans?
  • What are the appropriate airport transport and road networks needed in a growing modern city?
  • And how can we finance these sooner, rather than later?

Meet the keynote speaker

James Robinson
Former Head of Strategic Planning, Dubai Airports; Aviation Advisor, Arup

Meet the speakers

James Berry
Global Transport Leader, Woods Bagot

Robert Cain
Managing Director, Tourism Futures International

Brad Geatches
Chief Executive Officer, Perth Airport

Merren McArthur
Group Executive, Virgin Australia Regional Airlines

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