Airports Council International (ACI) Latin America-Caribbean and ACI World have announced the postponement of its Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition to November 2021.
The event was originally planned for November 7-11, 2020, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, hosted by Aeropuertos Argentina 2000 (AA2000). The organization says the decision to postpone was taken in response to the severe and prolonged impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic on the global community.
“Our foremost priority remains to safeguard the health, safety and well-being of all participants at the conference,” explained ACI World director general Angela Gittens. “We have been closely monitoring the global situation in conjunction with advice and directives from local government and health authorities since the beginning of the Covid-19 outbreak and we have concluded that, given the ongoing uncertainties, the delivery of a productive event in 2020 will not be possible.”
ACI claims that the annual conference is one of the most significant events on the aviation calendar. In lieu of a physical event this year, ACI Latin America-Caribbean and ACI World will hold virtual assemblies for their members in November.
President of Aeropuertos Argentina 2000, CEO Corporación América Airports, and ACI World chair Martin Eurnekian said, “The Covid-19 pandemic has had a dramatic effect on our members and the wider aviation ecosystem and, as restart and recovery efforts begin around the world now, we can anticipate key discussions and decisions on sustaining the industry’s long term success next year.”