GMR hosts key concessionaires’ meeting as spectacular Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal 3 opening looms

INDIA. A watershed moment in the countdown to the opening of Indira Gandhi International Airport’s Terminal 3 takes place in Delhi over the next three days with a conference dedicated to the new facility.

Airport developer GMR Group – lead stakeholder in Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL) – is hosting the event, which is bringing together concessionaires and stakeholders for a site preview today, followed by a two-day conference.

The Moodie Report Founder & Publisher Martin Moodie will moderate the first day’s proceedings.

The Moodie Report will also be reporting exclusively on several key developments that will be announced regarding the ambitious commercial offer at the spectacular new terminal.

‘New experiences, new partnerships, new airport’ – all will be revealed this week in Delhi

The site visit today will assess progress on the construction work, which is on schedule and set for an early July opening.

The ensuing conference, dubbed “˜New Experiences, New Partnerships, New Airport’, will kick off on Tuesday with a scene-setting presentation from GMR Chief of Commercial & Airport Strategic Development Suredj Autar, themed ‘Breakthroughs for the Next Generation’.

A major presentation on the commercial branding at T3 will follow. Then The Design Solution Director Robbie Gill will talk through the design principles that underpin the retail and food & beverage offer within the terminal structure.

GMR Chief of Commercial & Airport Strategic Development Suredj Autar (pictured at last year’s Trinity Forum with The Moodie Report Publisher Martin Moodie), will present a speech entitled ‘Breakthroughs for the Next Generation’

Leading T3 concessionaires will also address the audience. Sunil Kapur, Chairman of Travel Food Services, will preview the food & beverage experience, and Aer Rianta International-Middle East General Manager Business Development and Corporate Affairs John Boland will discuss the duty free experience.

Cocktails and a Gala Dinner will close out day one. Day two will include presentations from Airports Council International Director Economics Andreas Schimm, and a wide range of addresses from DIAL and Airport Commerce & Talent Management speakers.

DIAL Chief Operating Officer Andrew Harrison will deliver a key presentation on terminal operations.

We’ll bring you details as they happen via The Moodie Report Twitter feed and our standard news service over the next few days, which promise to deliver a compelling insight into a new era in India’s fast-changing airport commercial revenues sector.

The Design Solution’s Robbie Gill will talk through the design principles that underpin the retail and food & beverage offer

Travel Food Services Chairman Sunil Kapur will preview Terminal 3’s food & beverage offer

NOTE: The Moodie Report India, part of our dedicated regional news section on this website, contains all stories on India’s travel retail industry dating back to early 2003. You can access it via the dropdown menu on our home page under Regional News or by simply clicking here

NOTE (2): Airports Council International (ACI) and The Moodie Report last month announced the launch of India’s biggest-ever airport commercial revenues Forum, to be hosted by GMR. “˜The Power of India – New Horizons for Airport Commercial Revenues’ will take place in New Delhi on 22-24 September. Programme and registration details will be announced soon.


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