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Thank you for your participation. The application for the Young Executive of the Year Award 2018 was CLOSED.




ACI Asia-Pacific Young Executive of the Year Award 2018


Participate and contribute innovative solutions

to the most challenging problems facing our industry!


ACI Asia-Pacific is pleased to announce that the ACI Asia-Pacific Young Executive of the Year Award 2018 is now open for application.



  • To honor the outstanding young executives in the Asia-Pacific region;
  • To encourage and promote the contribution of innovative and practical ideas by young talents in the region to tackle the critical issues facing today's aviation industry.


How to participate?

  • YEA is a research competition;
  • Candidate is required to submit a research paper on the proposed topic relating to the latest issues of the aviation industry;
  • Candidate should be able to provide structural analysis with detailed observations and extensive researches on the issue, demonstrate creativity and innovations to possible solutions, apply the concept in airports in general and show vision towards future aviation industry. The paper will be assessed based on these criteria as well as writing skills.


Research Paper Topic for YEA 2018

  • How do airport commercial offerings maintain competitiveness in the era of E-Commerce?


Eligibility & Nomination

  • Any executives of ACI Asia-Pacific airport members in good standing, who:-
    • is under the age of 35 (at the deadline of submission);
    • is currently serving a middle management position in the airport member;
    • has a minimum of 2 years working experience in the aviation field; and
    • is nominated by the CEO of the airport member
  • Each airport member is entitled to nominate one candidate for this competition;
  • Nomination letter signed by the CEO of the airport member must be submitted to the Regional Office with the research paper on or before the submission deadline.


Panel of Judges


  • Emmanuel MENANTEAU, Co-CEO, Kansai Airports and Secretary-Treasurer, ACI Asia-Pacific

Panel of Judges:

  • Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad ABDUL MAJID, Advisor, GMR Airports, and Immediate Past President, ACI Asia-Pacific
  • Arun MISHRA, Regional Director, ICAO Asia and Pacific Office
  • Sue DOYLE, Executive General Manager People & Culture, Adelaide Airport Ltd and First Vice Chair, ACI Asia-Pacific HR Committee
  • Patti CHAU, Regional Director, ACI Asia-Pacific


Submission Deadline:

1 December 2017, 12:00noon, HKG Time (GMT + 8 hours)


Information & Enquiries


We do encourage the young executives of member airports to take the opportunity to participate in this year's program and to become the ACI Asia-Pacific Young Executive of Year 2018!

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