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Bahrain Airport Company hosts ACI World Governing Board meeting for first time

Feb 25th 2023
Bahrain Airport Company hosts ACI World Governing Board meeting for first time

The World Governing Board of Airports Council International (ACI), chaired by Oman Airports CEO, Shaikh Aimen bin Ahmed Al Hosni, will convene in Bahrain on the 3rd and 4th of March, Bahrain Airport Company (BAC) announced. BAC is hosting the milestone event, which will provide a platform for senior decision-makers to explore ways of enhancing cooperation between airports, international aviation organizations, and strategic partners around the world.

The agenda will include a range of meetings aimed at exchanging international knowledge and expertise, finding innovative ways of enhancing efficiency in the airports and aviation sector, developing environmental and economically sustainable projects, and addressing other challenges that directly affect airports and civil aviation.

BAC, represented by Chief Executive Officer, Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalah, is a member of the ACI World Governing Board, which includes 28 members from its regional boards. Mr. Al Binfalah also holds the position of Secretary-Treasurer of the ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Board. Other senior BAC team members hold positions within the ranks of ACI including the ACI World Facilitation and Services Standing Committee, Airport IT Standing Committee, and Environment Standing Committee.

The ACI World Governing Board ensures policy recommendations and activities represent the collective interests of ACI members. It promotes professional excellence in airport management and operations, and works closely with prominent aviation organizations, such as the International Civil Aviation Organization and the International Air Transport Association, to develop standards, policies, and recommended practices. It serves 712 members, operating 1,925 airports in 171 countries.

Hosting this event further strengthens the Kingdom of Bahrain’s position as a leading destination for global aviation conferences and exhibitions. Such events also bolster Bahrain’s tourism sector by spotlighting the Kingdom’s world-class tourist attractions and cultural destinations, several of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.