Airport Financial Management

Professional Certificate Course,  Airport Finance Diploma
Delivery: Classroom
Duration: 5 days

This course provides participants with thorough understanding of how to optimize financial management and capital programming by applying investor engagement principles.

The course will also highlight opportunities to ensure assets are well managed in support of short and long-term strategic goals.

Participants will be expected to challenge conventional thinking, with attention to the growing role of joint venture and concession partnership activities in delivering airport products and services, together with the potential use of private equity to deliver strategic investments.

Learning Objectives

  • Demonstrate an understanding of financial management principles and airport industry best practices
  • Explain the role of long-term financial planning to support airport development efforts and to achieve shareholder return-on-investment obligations
  • Apply strategic methods to manage, direct, and control the efficiency and effectiveness of capital resource over the life-cycle of the airport business
  • Learn about corporate financial reporting requirements and how to disclose records
  • Understand the dynamic changes in capital sourcing and investment management practices associated with both short-term project and long-term infrastructure finance
  • Describe the role of new airport ownership models, including Private Equity Placement and Public Private Partnership (PPP) among the latest joint ventures and concession arrangements
  • Describe the role of new airport ownership models, including Private Equity Placement and Public Private Partnership (PPP) among the latest joint ventures and concession arrangements

Target Audience

  • Airport General Manager and Executive Directors
  • Airport Financial Directors, managers and staff
  • Airport Investors, Airport Business Planners
  • Airport Financial Analysts and Consultants
  • Institutional and Third-party Investment Managers

Course Content

  • Identify relevant capital structure models (public enterprise vs concession vs fully private)
  • Introduce legal aspects of financial management, including ICAO principles, international norms, and domestic legislative obligations
  • Describe principles of effective budgeting, including key elements of cost control, and how to manage contingencies
  • Explain advantages / disadvantages of typical financial decision-making tools when applied to complex airport environment, especially with need to achieve value chain effectiveness
  • Describe ERM concepts based on COSO principles
  • Describe the principles, key terms, and analytics used in assessment of project proposals, including techniques related to project feasibility, evaluation methods, alternative assessment criteria, and investment structures available to public and private airports
  • Identify various communications tools and presentation methods for engaging investors
  • Explain airport best-practices through examples from both private and public airports

Upcoming sessions

DatesLocationMember/WBPNon-MemberRegister
9-13 July 2018Munich, GermanyUS$1,500US$2,170Register
 15-19 October 2018Port of Spain, Trinidad  US$1,500 US$2,170Register