Kashif Khalid

Regional Director


Kashif Khalid is Regional Director – Africa & Middle East for the International Air Transport Association (IATA) providing leadership and subject matter expertise to Airlines, Airports, ANSP's, Civil Aviation Authorities, Security Agencies and Governments to further progress IATA’s mission, projects, business development and industry advocacy positions.

Formerly he was Head of Assets & Acquisitions at Abu Dhabi Airports, leading the Global M&A function for the Abu Dhabi Government entity as well as the development, innovation, sustainability, and operations strategy of the Airports portfolio. Which included multi-billion-dollar infrastructure investments and capacity enhancement programs, including Abu Dhabi’s crowning jewel, the iconic Midfield Terminal Building (MTB). 

He has advised global Governments and Airport Investors/Operators on both Greenfield and brownfield development projects, privatizations, public private partnerships in airports and associated infrastructure projects and concessions. 


Tech Xplore

17 November 2021 | 13:25 - 13:55 | Looking beyond 2021: Technology enabling travel in a partly vaccinated world

Discussing the role of automation for crisis rebound and discover how airports are moving from the traditional passenger handling ways to a more automated method that ensure safety. Uncovering lessons learnt from Travel pass case studies. Our panelists will highlight challenges faced, best practices and plans for future travel


Tech Xplore

15 November 2021 | 11:45 - 12:15 | Panel discussion: Power of collaboration: Building partnerships to improve cyber resilience

What are the top 5 cyber security threats and how can you combat them? How can information sharing and industry collaboration, together with authorities help make the industry more resilient to cyber attacks and improve management of potential vulnerabilities.

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