European Aviation Conference 2013 Second European Aviation Conference - Managing airport infrastructure in the presence of risk and competition. 14 and 15 November 2013 This year’s European Aviation Conference (EAC) will focus on two particular aspects of airports: Competition, Risk and the possible interactions between the two. ACI’s recent study on airport competition has led to a heated debate about how airports compete and whether regulation is necessary at all. We will take up this issue in a special conference session under the title: “Airport Competition: Myth or the Sunset of Regulation? Academics and industry speakers will analyze airport competition from the perspective of stakeholders such as passengers and airlines. Competition also increases the risk for airport investment. Hence we will address in a further conference session such questions as: in general, how do airports assess risk? Are some aviation firms ‘too big to fail’ (hub airports, national carriers)? What strategies are used by international private airport companies and former flag carriers to minimize the risk of irreversible investment? How do airports share risks? Could integration of airports and the main carrier at the airport reduce risks for both organizations? Further conference information will be added from time to time as it becomes available.