AAAE/LeighFisher Conference on Privatization in a Global Market ? Is it Time for the U.S.?


General Information

The American Association of Airport Executives (AAAE) and LeighFisher are pleased to present this second annual global forum, which will focus on the potential for airport privatization both in the United States and around the world. This conference is scheduled for April 15-17, 2012, at the Hyatt Regency Miami. The theme of the conference this year is "What is an Airport Worth?" and, among other topics, will look at:

.  How to value an airport based on historical privatization deals to date

.  Techniques to enhance the value of your airport

.  Valuation perceptions from the public- and private-sector perspective, including the non-financial benefits of airport ownership

.  Recent airport sales and their rationales, including San Juan, which may be the first U.S. airport to be privatized under the Privatization Pilot Program, and the sale of three major airports in Brazil, as well as other transactions around the world

.  Policy and political developments in the United States

This conference offers an opportunity to meet others and learn from their experiences, share insights, and discuss the potential for airport privatization with airport and airline executives, private operators, investors, consultants, lenders, bankers, lawyers and U.S. government officials. The conference will provide a neutral forum for the frank exchange of ideas and experiences.

As privatization activity heats up in the Caribbean and South America, Miami, the gateway to Latin America, invites all the parties to experience its hospitality, rich culture and Floridian location. This cosmopolitan city will set the stage for this global forum. 

The Hyatt Regency Miami is centrally located in the heart of this dynamic city. Enjoy easy access to Miami's best attractions such as nearby Mary Brickell Village, Vizcaya Museum and Gardens and Coconut Grove. After hours, the revitalized downtown takes on a sophisticated flavor. Directly across the street from the hotel are upscale dining venues such as Manny's Grill, Trulucks, the Chop House, Morton's Steakhouse, Rosa Mexicano and Grimpa, and the restaurants and nightlife of world famous South Beach are only a short ride away.

All sessions will take place at the Hyatt Regency Miami. The conference begins with registration and a continental breakfast at 8 a.m. on Monday, April 16, and concludes at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 17. The conference includes a welcome reception from 6-7 p.m., on Sunday, April 15.

Registration fees include the reception, two continental breakfasts, two luncheons, all refreshment breaks and conference materials. Dress is business casual (no ties).

Make your plans today to join colleagues and attend the next conversation on airport privatization.