Istanbul New Airport host ACI Airport Exchange,
8-10 December 2015

This year’s ACI Airport Exchange takes place in Istanbul, hosted by İGA Havalimanı İşletmesi A.Ş – the company building the world’s biggest new airport.

  • 7 specialist airport conference streams

  • 2,500+ visitors

  • 150+ Exhibitors

  • 120+ Senior airport and air transport industry speakers

  • 2 Major Social Events hosted by Istanbul New Airport

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Special dedicated Istanbul New Airport Development Conference

In addition to the 6 specialist ACI Airport Exchange conferences, this stream is entirely dedicated to the €10.2 billion Istanbul New Airport project, featuring key figures from the leadership, design and procurement teams delivering this game-changing mega hub.

View the full conference agenda here Find out more about the hosts, İGA Havalimanı İşletmesi A.Ş

With a conference pass you can freely move between all 6 conference streams and build your own agenda...

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The Istanbul New Airport Development Conference

Istanbul New Airport Development Conference

A flagship conference stream entirely dedicated to the €10.2 billion Istanbul New Airport project, featuring key figures from the leadership, design and procurement teams delivering this game-changing mega hub.

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The Istanbul New Airport Development Conference
Security and Border Control Summit

Security & Border Control Summit

Airports, airlines, regulators, government agencies and solution providers discuss progress in countering threats to air safety.

Conference theme: "Future-proofing your airport: Knowing and engaging effectively with the new threats, while engaging positively with the travelling customer."

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Security and Border Control Summit
Airport Operations & Safety Conference

Airport Operations & Safety Conference

Airport operations professionals meet to discuss the technology and strategy needed to deal with crisis, enhance safety and facilitate growth.

Conference theme: "Future-proofing your airport: Delivering safer capacity and operational efficiency through new technologies, great strategies, and partnerships."

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Airport Operations & Safety Conference
Airport Development & Environment Conference

Airport Development & Environment Conference

Speakers and panels discuss developing new and existing airport terminals, with a specific focus on sustainability.

Conference theme: "Future-proofing your airport: Sustainably maximising the life of new facilities and redeveloped infrastructure."

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Airport Development & Environment Conference
Facilitation, IT and Customer Service Conference

Facilitation, IT & Customer Service Conference

Insight into IT and customer service projects improving customer experience and efficiency, presented by senior leaders from airports, airlines and solution providers.

Conference theme: "Future-proofing your airport: Harnessing the technologies which will raise airport customer service to a whole new level."

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Facilitation, IT and Customer Service Conference
Digital Engagement Summit

Digital Engagement Summit

Lively discussion and case studies, focussed on pioneering efforts to delight airport passengers and smooth their journey through the terminal.

Conference theme: "Future-proofing your airport: In an era when a single trip can result in a cascade of communications on multiple platforms from airlines, airport, retail partners, etc. In what ways can meaningful and valuable engagement with passengers still be achieved?"

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Digital Engagement Summit
  • ACI Leadership and Change Summit

    Plus new for 2015 ACI Leadership and Change Summit

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Kotil-turkish-airlinesKeynote speech confirmed

Address title: “What are the global competitive implications of combining the world’s biggest airport with ‘the largest airline on Earth’? Istanbul New Airport is also the first entirely tailor-made mega-hub – so will it also be a mega-carrier’s dream?”

Dr Temel Kotil, General Manager and CEO, Turkish Airlines

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Confirmed speakers

  • SVP of Technical & Environmental Services

  • Head, Wildlife and Landscaping

  • Global Director, Aviation + Transportation

  • Directror, SESAR Related Deployment Airport Grouping (SDAG)

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors

  • Senior Project Manager, Workforce Inclusion and Diversity

  • Senior Manager Security Policy

  • Smart Security Manager

  • Airport Manager

  • Representative

  • Research Fellow

  • Director

  • Chairman, Facilitation & Customer Service Committee

  • Global Solutions Leader Airport Systems

  • Senior Vice President Ground Operations

  • Aviation Business Leader Europe

  • Head of Facilities Planning

  • Head of Security

  • Chief Strategy and Marketing Officer

  • Chief Infrastructure Officer

  • Assistant Vice President, Aviation Security Unit

  • Head of Aviation Security

  • Regional Security Manager Europe

  • Senior Advisor

  • Managing Director

  • Director & Architect

  • External Communication Manager

  • CIO

  • Assistant Administrator for the Office of Security Operations

  • Managing Director

  • B2B Marketing Channel & Community Manager

  • Senior Vice President - Development

  • CIO

  • Director General

  • Security Director

  • Vice President Facilities Management

  • Group Chief Commercial Officer

  • Director

  • Senior Investigator/Project Manager

  • Creativity Consultant

  • and incoming President

  • Senior Advisor

  • IT Director

  • Regional Director

  • CEO

  • Chairperson

  • Director, Business Development EMEA

  • Aviation Environmental Analyst

  • Sustainability & Environment Director

  • General Manager

  • Chief Operating Officer

  • SVP – Director Global Aviation

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors and CEO

  • Board Member

  • Chairman of the Board

  • Senior Airport Architect

  • Head of Auto, Telco & Travel, Turkey

  • Head of Airports & Product Competitiveness

  • Head of Safety Intelligence and Performance Department and Deputy Director for Strategy and Safety Management

  • CEO

  • Strategic Partnerships Manager

  • Marketing Director

  • Assistant Professor in Organisational Psychology

  • Director, Global Technology

  • Lecturer in Criminology

  • Manager Environmental Strategy and Intermodality

  • Senior Executive Advisor

  • Manager, Security Strategy and Standards

  • Project Manager

  • Director of Infrastructure Department

  • Director of Environment & Sustainability

  • Senior Officer Safety, Security & Environment

  • Head of Security & Business Continuity

  • Managing Director

  • President and Chairman of the Board

  • CEO

  • Operational Development

  • Director Strategic Accounts

  • Founder and Board Member

  • Manager Business Systems

  • Director, Product Quality Control & Training

  • Director, National Security and Resilience and Senior Research Fellow

  • HR Director

  • Business Development Director

  • Senior ATM/Airport Advisor

  • General Manager and Chief Executive Officer

  • Director SES

  • General Manager Customer Service Academy

  • Director Strategy and Policy

  • Director

  • Director Media & Communications

  • Chairman of the Board & Director General

  • Senior Solution Architect

  • Director

  • Director of SITA Lab

  • High Performance Sports Director

  • Deputy Associate Administrator for Airports

  • Chairman, Environmental Strategy Committee

  • Manager, Safety, Capacity, ATM & Single European Sky

  • Aviation Practice Leader

  • Director Information Technology & Telecommunications Business Unit

  • Head of Customer Care

  • Chief Business Development Officer

  • General Manager

  • Head of Airside Operations

  • Project Director

  • Head of Airports

  • Vice-President Commercial

  • Managing Director

  • Chairman

  • CEO

  • Airside and Expansion Operations Director

  • Vice President Europe

  • Chair, Technical and Operational Safety Committee

  • Vice President, Operations

  • Manager, Facilitation, Parliamentary Affairs and Regional Airports

  • Global Managing Partner, Transportation & Logistics Practice

  • Incoming Vice-Chair, Security Committee

  • Senior Advisor to CEO

  • Vice President for Aeronautical & International Affairs

  • Managing Director of the SESAR Deployment Airport Grouping GEIE

  • Chief Operating Officer

“We’re taking off towards our highest dream. This year İGA is welcoming ACI and the global air transportation industry to Istanbul, to showcase to the world the vision and progress we have made in the development of our game-changing mega-hub project; Istanbul New Airport. This is the industry’s exclusive chance to preview the most important new hub between New York and Shanghai before the rest of the world arrives”

Nihat Özdemir, Board Member,
İGA Havalimanı İşletmesi A.Ş.

“Just as Istanbul New Airport is one of the foremost hub projects in the world, the İGA–hosted ACI Airport Exchange, jointly organised by ACI EUROPE and ACI Asia-Pacific, will be one of the largest ACI events ever staged, and a great bridge of airport learning between East and West.”

Olivier Jankovec, Director General, ACI EUROPE

Patti Chau, Regional Director, ACI Asia-Pacific

“The Unifree Dutyfree contract at Istanbul New Airport is the greatest single success in the company’s history and will represent a totally new dimension in retail space, enabling implementation of unique, pioneering concepts. Equally we see ACI Airport Exchange, and The Istanbul New Airport Development Conference, as a superb shop window for the world’s airports community to come together for the very first time to learn about the central significance of this mega hub on the world stage.”

Claus Heinemann, 
Co-owner Gebr. Heinemann and Co-Owner and Board Member of Unifree Dutyfree.

Primary Event Sponsor: ACI Airport Exchange, and The Istanbul New Airport Development Conference


ACI Airport Exchange is renowned for delivering the most diverse exhibition in the airport sector, showcasing the very latest products, services and solutions in the airport market, and uniquely securing visitors from all levels of airport and airline management from around the world.

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150+ exhibitors showcasing next-generation solutions for airports

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Exhibition Seminar Theatre: solution providers share their insights and case studies

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ACI Airport Exchange – the previous host airports:

timelineSince its launch in 2006 ACI Airport Exchange has established itself as the leading event in the airport development and operations calendar. ACI Airport Exchange is now ACI’s largest global event and, since 2011 has been jointly staged by ACI EUROPE and ACI Asia-Pacific.


The event is very well organised. There has been a good mix of conference topics, and I have appreciated that the conference has addressed emerging topics such as climate change. There have been good speakers, interesting topics, and good debate.

Andrew Watt

Head of Environment Unit


I like the size of the exhibition and have spoken to many of the suppliers. I have also enjoyed the focus of the conference presentations and the working sessions. There has been a lot of interaction and a good level of debate. The event is definitely addressing the right issues.

Thomas Hoff Andersson

Director Airport Optimisation

Copenhagen Airports

I have appreciated all of the conference presentations – they have been very interesting. There have been a lot of questions and a good level of debate in each session. ACI Airport Exchange is also very useful for networking – I have met many new contacts. It is good to be able to interact and share experiences at this event, in order to improve together. The spirit of the event is very nice.

Franck Mereyde

Managing Director

Paris-Orly Airport

It’s always good to be able to have that exchange of information and to network – because everybody does things differently. We all have airports and share common problems and it's great to hear peoples’ experiences, what works and doesn’t work, what people have tried and what’s coming down the line.

Michael McElvaney

VP Operations

Hamad International Airport

There is a lot to be learned at this event, and I have taken from Airport Exchange confirmation of many of the ideas that we have had in Norway. The IT & Facilitation conference in particular has been very good.

Jon Henrik Thorshaug

Head of Market and Business Development


All the aspects of aviation were covered – whatever area of aviation you are in this is the place to be. This is my first time attending Airport Exchange, and it will definitely not be my last. The conference has been very interesting, with a wide variety of exciting topics.

Sufyan F H Abbas

Security Controller Operations

Emirates Group Security