Airports Council International
Macau International Airport Company Limited (CAM) has joined Airports Council International (ACI) since the commencement of Macau International Airport (MIA) in December 1995. ACI is an international airport organization that represents the collective interests of 712 airport members around the world and is committed to promote excellence in the airport management and operations. Currently, ACI has their members operating over 1,925 airports in 171 countries and territories. ACI’s headquarter is set in Montreal, Canada, with five regional divisions in Africa, Asia-Pacific and Middle East, Europe, Latin America–Caribbean and North America.
CAM always supports and participates in ACI’s annual conferences, exhibitions and various activities. Besides arranging staff to participate in Airport Management Professional Accreditation Programme (AMPAP) organized by ACI and ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organization), CAM also actively recommends friendly Mainland airports to join ACI. In May 2008, CAM Executive Director Ms. Liu Suning was also elected as Regional Board Director of the ACI Asia-Pacific and served for two terms until her term finished in 2014. Throughout her terms, Ms. Liu joined other senior airport executives from airports in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East to form the governing body of ACI Asia-Pacific responsible for overseeing the Regional Office’s policies, fiscal management and the activities of the Regional Office.
CAM and ACI Asia-Pacific co-organized the “2015 ACI Asia-Pacific Small and Emerging Airports Seminar (SEAS)” during 25th to 27th November 2015 in Macau, as one of the activities to mark the 20th anniversary of Macau International Airport (MIA), and aligned with the 10th anniversary of the unification of Asia and Pacific regions of ACI. CAM hoped that the seminar will broaden international perspective, not only facilitating a deeper cooperation between aviation partners throughout the region, but also allowing Macau one step closer towards becoming a World Center of Tourism and Leisure.
At the beginning of year 2022, CAM was again invited to the 17th ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Assembly Meeting held in Singapore on 18th May 2022 and the nomination to the election of ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Board members. Mr. Kan Cheok Kuan, Executive Director of CAM attended the virtual meeting and be nominated for the election on behalf of the company. During the Assembly, Mr. Kan Cheok Kuan has been officially announced to be elected as ACI Asia-Pacific Regional Director for a term of 3 years. It is hoped that CAM could fulfill its responsibilities and obligations as airport member by having its representative to be actively participate in the regional board, meanwhile, to grasp the opportunities of exchanging with the professionals in the industry through seminars and activities, so as to advancing the collective interests of airports in the Asia-Pacific and the Middle East region and make contribution to the safety, security and sustainability of the global aviation industry.
In May 2023, Executive Director of CAM Mr. Kan Cheok Kuan, as the Regional Board Director of the Association, represented the company to attend the Regional Board Meeting and the Regional Assembly, Conference and Exhibition. Board members gathered to provide strategic guidance for ACI Asia-Pacific and Middle East in its advocacy efforts, programmes and activities within the region, and made in-depth discussions on the assessment of strategic plans of the Association and strategic advocacy on market trends in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East region as well as the study on Airport Connectivity. On the Regional Assembly participants had extensive discussions and exchanges on many issues such as air re-connectivity, net-zero carbon emissions, green airports, etc. The resolution has also been made to promote, restore and develop air connectivity in Asia-Pacific and the Middle East region.
Even though the Aviation industry in Asia Pacific is in faster development, under the circumstance of unstable economic growth and pandemic development of the world, airports have to face the stress of increasing operation cost, at the same time setting target to improve the service standard, for example: improving of infrastructure, enhancing operation safety, energy conservation and environmental protection. The rapid development of budget airlines, change of tourist structure on new technology usage and their request of personalization, have brought certain impact on airports running in the traditional way. Therefore, airports need to change continuously, be innovative, to match the development direction of airlines and operating partners, improve service logistics and efficiency, as to enhance passenger’s experience and fit the need of the industry.