Hamad International Airport to share its innovations, knowledge and insight at Passenger Terminal Conference

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Hamad International Airport (HIA) is set to participate in Passenger Terminal Expo 2019 (PTE), the world’s leading international airport conference and exhibition, taking place in London on March 26, 27, 28, 2019.

HIA delegates will be giving a series of addresses on airport planning and development, asset management, customer experience, and airport-airline sustainability collaboration during the three-day event.

Engr. Badr Mohammed Al Meer, chief operating officer at HIA, stated, “We look forward to the Passenger Terminal Expo each year as it gathers the world’s best airport and aviation experts to discuss the many facets of our industries, several of which are rapidly changing and being disrupted. PTE, as a platform for knowledge-sharing and learning from best practices, has a foothold in shaping the future of the aviation sector by tackling the most pressing issues we’re facing today.

“HIA has, in a few short years, become recognized as a leading international airport for its operations, facilities, and passenger experience excellence. Part of what shapes our success is the willingness not only to learn from key players in the industry, but to offer our expertise and viewpoints to contribute to the success of the global airport industry. We are honored to represent Qatar at PTE this year, and look forward to working with other participants.”

On March 26, Sujata Suri, HIA’s vice president of strategy and development, will chair the panel discussion on customer service and passenger experience, offering insight into how the fast-changing needs of travelers affect the airport’s business development strategy, strategic investments, and the overall passenger experience.

On March 27, Ioannis Metsovitis, HIA’s vice president of operations, along with Alberto Fernandez Lopez, associate director of Meinhardt Group, will jointly chair the session on ‘Airport Design, Planning & Development – Middle East & Asia’. Metsovitis will discuss the next phase of HIA’s expansion plan which will accommodate nearly double HIA’s current capacity.

The prestigious annual Skytrax World Airport Awards will also take place during this year’s PTE, for which HIA is a candidate for ‘World’s Best Airport 2019’.

For more information on Passenger Terminal Expo and to register for the event, click here.

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