Airports of the future

Event Date: 
22 May 2014
Perth Convention & Exhibition Centre


Dubai Airport is now the world's fastest growing airport and soon to be the world's busiest. James Robinson, former Head of Strategic Planning for Dubai Airports, and a panel of aviation authorities will convene to explore leading infrastructure planning for airports of the future.


Passenger numbers at Perth Airport increased 8.2 per cent in FY2013, reaching 13.66 million passengers. With the Chamber of Minerals and Energy of Western Australia predicting an additional 640,000 FIFO workers using Perth Airport every year by 2017, there is a pressing need to expand and upgrade the existing facilities.

Perth Airport's current $1 billion transformation is evidence of it being one of the fastest growing capital city airports in Australia. The further $1 billion State and Federal government investment in the surrounding road network with the Gateway WA project highlights the demand for air services and infrastructure needs in WA. 

This CEDA event will address questions including:

  • What are the new infrastructure planning, technological and aircraft innovations that should be considered for modern airport expansion plans?
  • What are the appropriate airport transport and road networks needed in a growing modern city?
  • And how can we finance these sooner, rather than later?

Keynote Speaker
James Robinson
Former Head of Strategic Planning, Dubai Airports;
Aviation Advisor, Arup 


James Berry
Director of Transportation and Infrastructure, Woods Bagot

Robert Cain
Managing Director, Tourism Futures International

Brad Geatches
Chief Executive Officer, Perth Airport

Merren McArthur
Group Executive, Virgin Australia Regional Airlines



Committee for Economic Development of Australia
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