Dear Delegates,

Airports of Mauritius (AML) is indeed proud to host the 27th ACI Africa/World Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition in Mauritius this year. We are thankful to ACI World and ACI Africa for the trust placed in us and vesting us with the honour to welcome the industry’s leaders and other eminent figures on our beautiful island.

Mauritius is internationally known as a world class location for exclusive tourism but our country is also a reliable and efficient destination for business in the region. Our island ranks First in Africa for the ease of doing business index of the World Bank Group and its investment friendly conditions are attracting increasing attention from global firms for the unique opportunities it offers. Mauritius is a country that reconciles the possibility of having a unique lifestyle and a perfect blend of leisure and work.

AML is particularly enthusiastic to welcome the conference this year, where the focus will be on Leadership. We believe this theme is most appropriate within today’s dynamic but uncertain world. Airport management firms around the world need to find ways and means to ensure that our airports become more resilient by being better prepared, so that they may continue to play the vital role they have. We are confident that the participants will derive much benefits and gain inspiring insights during the 27th ACI Africa/World Annual General Assembly, Conference and Exhibition with its rich programme and high level symposiums.

It is therefore with great pleasure that we look forward to welcoming all ACI delegates to Mauritius, with the promise that they will experience the warmth and hospitality of our people and the marvellous features of our country.

Johnny T. D. Dumazel, MRICS (U.K)

Chairman, Airports of Mauritius (AML)