The Moroccan Office National Des Aéroports (ONDA) will host the 21st ACI World/Africa Annual General Assembly at the Palais des Congrés de la Palmeraie near Marrakech, Morocco from 31 October to 2 November 2011.

Secluded and self-contained, this private site is only about 10 kilometres from Marrakech, a bonus for those who wish to visit the city and the area.

Morocco is one of the fastest growing African aviation markets, and ONDA, the state-owned company responsible for the operation of the national airport system and air traffic control, is today handling 10 million passengers and 95,000 takeoffs and landings annually. To accommodate additional growth, ONDA is planning several new terminals at airports across the country including Marrakech Menara Airport.

The theme of this year’s conference ‘Forward to Basics – How resilient is your business?’ has been chosen to meet the concerns of our industry as we emerge from a flat transition period into a new expansion mode. The conference will investigate the economics, safety and customer service facets of business resilience so critical to ACI members worldwide. Two workshops will examine emergency preparedness and non-aeronautical revenues in more detail.

With up to 40 international exhibitors showcasing their latest innovations, products and services and approximately 500 event delegates expected to attend, this is an excellent opportunity for media to engage with airport executives and other aviation industry representatives in an efficient way.

A full conference programme, will be released in the near future, will be posted at www.aci.aero.