Doha International Airport, in collaboration with Airports Council International (ACI) has announced that the 2013 ACI Airport Exchange Conference will take place in the Qatari capital Doha next year.

The three-day event, at the new Qatar National Convention Centre, will run from 18-20 November. Considered one of the most important events in the airport transport industry’s calendar, the conference is expected to attract more than 2,000 delegates.

This year’s annual ACI Airport Exchange conference, the sixth edition, took place at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam. During the conference, Schiphol Airport presented Doha International Airport with a traditional Dutch plate to signify the handover of the 2013 ACI Airport Exchange to Qatar.

Doha International Airport Chief Executive Officer Akbar Al Baker expressed his delight at yet another key conference being staged in the State of Qatar next year.

Executive Vice President of Doha International Airport Patrick Muller, pictured right, receives a traditional Dutch plate from Jos Nijhuis of Schiphol Group, signifying the handover of the 2013 ACI Airport Exchange to Doha International Airport

“Doha International Airport is extremely excited to host next year’s ACI Airport Exchange Conference and will ensure we deliver the high levels of hospitality that Qatar is so renowned for,” he said.

“We look forward to welcoming aviation industry figures from Europe, Asia Pacific and further afield for what promises to be a world-class conference. It comes to Doha in a year when we look forward to the opening of a brand new home, the New Doha International Airport which promises to set a global benchmark in service and quality.”

The 2013 ACI conference will include an innovation and architectural showcase presenting the future of airport design, unique social programmes, workshops and exhibitions from leading solution providers.