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07 October 2015   ACI Asia-Pacific HR Best Practice Seminar Opens in Tokyo

[October 7, 2015 – Tokyo, Japan] Aviation human resources professionals gather in Tokyo this week for the ACI Asia-Pacific HR Best Practice Seminar, the first ACI human resources seminar in Japan. The three-day seminar, organized by ACI Asia-Pacific and hosted by Narita International Airport Corporation, kicked off today in Tokyo, Japan.


Distinguished speakers are invited to attend the seminar and will discuss along the theme "Delivering Sustainable Airports through Creative HR", employee productivity & capability building, corporate social responsibility and HR policy to address the challenge of managing new generation.


At the opening ceremony, Mrs. Patti Chau, Regional Director of ACI Asia-Pacific warmly welcomed the delegates and thanked the host, Narita International Airport Corporation and the sponsors for their generous support and warm hospitality.


“According to the Air Transport Action Group, 58.1 million jobs worldwide are supported by aviation and 8.7 million people work directly in the industry. Globally some 5 million people work at airports. With passenger traffic set to nearly double over the next 15 years, people—both our employees and the passengers—need to be at the heart of any initiative we undertake.  ACI is taking a leading role in developing a new generation of airport leaders in all functional areas of airport business through its Global Training and Airport Management Professional Accreditation Program (AMPAP) initiatives. 


In the next two days, we will dive into the theme ‘Delivering Sustainable Airports through Creative HR’.  Sustainability calls for contributions from people across all functions of an organization. I strongly believe that the HR management plays an important role in leading the organization to develop and implement sustainable strategies.” she concluded.


The ACI Asia-Pacific HR Best Practice Seminar is an annual event providing airport HR colleagues with excellent learning opportunities and gain knowledge on different aspects of the airport business, and most importantly will help participants enhance their HR strategic role in airport business operations.


The first ACI Asia-Pacific Human Resources Best Practice Seminar was held in Seoul, Korea, in 2007 and since then this has become an annual event held at various locations with enormous support from the host airports, airport members and other business partners.




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About Airports Council International Asia-Pacific


ACI Asia-Pacific, one of the five regions of the Airports Council International (ACI), is based in Hong Kong and represents 99 members operating 580 airports in 47 countries in Asia-Pacific and the Middle-East.


As the only global trade association of the world’s airports, ACI represents airports’ interests with governments and international organizations, develops standards, policies and recommended practices for airports, and provides information and training opportunities to raise standards around the world. In 2014, ACI Asia-Pacific airports have handled 2.48 billion passengers and 46.3 million tons of cargo.


For further information, please contact:


Vivian Fung

Manager, Communications

ACI Asia-Pacific Region  


Tel:                  (852) 2989 8006





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