Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Airports hosted the Airports Council International Asia-Pacific Regional HR Committee Fall meeting at the Gulf Center for Aviation Studies (GCAS) in Abu Dhabi between the 11th and 13th December. The three-day event, was an opportunity for Airport HR professionals to reflect on the successes of 2018, and look forward to 2019’s opportunities.
The event brought together over 35 airport HR professionals from 15 Airports to Abu Dhabi Airport’s facilities in the capital, allowing them to discuss emerging HR trends, new technologies and case studies.
The meeting provided attendees with human capital development insights from the host, Abu Dhabi Airports, as well as case studies from Cambodia, Oman and Bahrain. Topics covered include Digitalization in HR, to the relevance of 70-20-10 principle in 2019, and competency frameworks and e-learning. Mr. Kevin Caron, Director, Capacity Building Programmes, ACI World, also gave delegates an overview of ACI learning development initiatives globally.
Zamzam Al Hammadi, General Manager GCAS, said “It was a privilege for Abu Dhabi Airports & GCAS to be able to host this regional meeting, and bring the collective human resources experiences from across the Asia Pacific region here to the UAE.
“Such conferences are an excellent opportunity for industry peers to share and review experiences and challenges, as well as best practices within the aviation industry, towards ensuring our human development initiatives are aligned with the requirements of the new mega structure – the Midfield Terminal Project. It was a true reflection on the interconnectivity within the aviation industry across borders, which is the base and engine of this dynamic business.”
About Abu Dhabi Airports
Abu Dhabi Airports is a public joint-stock company wholly owned by the Abu Dhabi Government. It was created on 4 March 2006, to spearhead the development of the Emirate's aviation infrastructure. In September 2006, Abu Dhabi Airports assumed responsibility for the operation and management of Abu Dhabi and Al Ain International Airports. In 2008, Abu Dhabi Airports added Al Bateen Executive Airport (an exclusive business aviation airport), as well as Sir Bani Yas and Delma Island Airports to its portfolio. These airports are geared to serve the various segments of air travelers, the aviation marketplace, and will help contribute to Abu Dhabi’s development as a destination for both business and leisure tourism.
Currently under way is the multi-billion dollar re-development and expansion of Abu Dhabi International Airport designed to increase the overall capacity of the airport.
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