ACI Airport Development Conference

Theme:

Building commercially, and operationally and environmentally excellent airports

Tuesday 5th December - Day 1

Speaker Invited

19:00 - 21:00

Welcome Reception hosted by Oman Airports Management Company

Wednesday 6th December - Day 2

Speaker Invited

09:00 - 10:00

Welcome Addresses in the Keynote Arena



CEO
Sheikh Aimen Ahmed Al Hosni

CEO

Oman Airports Management Company

Director General
Olivier Jankovec

Director General

ACI EUROPE

Regional Director
Patti Chau

Regional Director

ACI Asia-Pacific




10:00 - 10:45
Official exhibition opening & coffee break

Speaker Invited

10:45 - 12:30

Middle East Leaders Masterclass: Part I

Part I


Airport chiefs from across the Middle East region come together to discuss key market, operational, and developmental forces driving change.

Moderator


Managing Director
George Karamanos

Managing Director

KPI Aviation Marketing Solutions

Keynote speakers


CEO
Sheikh Aimen Ahmed Al Hosni

CEO

Oman Airports Management Company

CEO
Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalah

CEO

Bahrain Airport Company

CEO, Dammam Airports Company
Turki Al Jawini

CEO, Dammam Airports Company

Operator of King Fahd International Airport

Further Middle East Leaders to be announced shortly

Topics to be discussed


  • Recent radical traffic shifts (the “disruption of the disrupters”)
  • Continuous improvements to Middle East airport infrastructure and the operational readiness of new landmark airport facilities
  • Security, including the insider threat and the stresses and solutions to the lap-top ban
  • The progressiveness of customer service, and the pace of technological passenger experience development
  • The corporate responsibility of Middle East airports to show leadership in environmental best practice



12:30 - 13:45
Lunch break

Speaker Invited

13:45 - 15:15

The OAMC Deep Dive Session part I - The new Muscat International Airport

First Working Session

Defining Presentation:


The New Muscat International Airport: Building a growing gateway of beauty and opportunity

Acting General Manager

Muscat International Airport

Keynote Presentation


Groundhandling – why performance matters – a commitment to a growing competitive presence in Oman and the Middle East

Joe Phelan

Group COO

Swissport

Additional key OAMC speakers and partners to be announced shortly


15:15 - 16:00
Coffee break

Speaker Invited

16:00 - 17:30

The OAMC Deep Dive Session part II: The Core Partners and Commercial Strategies

Second Working Session

Speakers:


Samer Ahmed Al Nabhani

GM Commercial Operations, Muscat International Airport

Oman Airports Management Company

Additional key OAMC speakers and partners to be announced shortly

Speaker Invited

19:00 - 22:00

Gala Dinner

Thursday 7th December - Day 3

Speaker Invited

09:00 - 10:30

Middle East Leaders Masterclass: Part II

Part II


Airport chiefs from across the Middle East region come together to discuss key market, operational, and developmental forces driving change.

Moderator


Managing Director
George Karamanos

Managing Director

KPI Aviation Marketing Solutions

Keynote speakers


CEO Airport International Group
Kjeld Binger

CEO Airport International Group

Operator of Queen Alia International Airport

President and CEO
Dr Sani Şener

President and CEO

TAV Airports

Further Middle East Leaders to be announced shortly

Topics to be discussed


  • Recent radical traffic shifts (the “disruption of the disrupters”)
  • Continuous improvements to Middle East airport infrastructure and the operational readiness of new landmark airport facilities
  • Security, including the insider threat and the stresses and solutions to the lap-top ban
  • The progressiveness of customer service, and the pace of technological passenger experience development
  • The corporate responsibility of Middle East airports to show leadership in environmental best practice



10:30 - 11:00
Coffee break

Speaker Invited

11:00 - 12:30

Airport Development – the major and mega projects casebook

Third Working Session

Moderator:


Keith Hunter

Former Senior Vice President, Qatar Duty Free and Co-founder/Partner

Hunter Palmer – Global Retail Solutions

Defining Presentation:


The radical Turnaround Terminal promises: “less taxiways, less equipment needed, less employees needed, less fuel consumption, CO2 and NOX emission, turnaround times in just 25 minutes, capacity increase without capital expenditure, higher performance, smaller footprint…and more time for shopping!” Is this a dream or does the Turnaround Terminal really promise a revolution in airport construction and development?

Ad Rutten

Special Advisor and Former EVP & COO

Schiphol Group

Speakers:


Keeping mega airports human friendly: the example of Beijing New Daxing Airport

Gratien Maire

CEO

ADP Ingénierie

What are the latest plans for the phased opening of Istanbul New Airport?

Yusuf Akçayoğlu

CEO

İGA Airports Construction

The $4.3 billion terminal being constructed by Kuwait International Airport will be the first in the world to attain LEED gold environmental accreditation

Richard Meredith

Project Director, Kuwait International Terminal

Limak Holding


12:30 - 13:30
Lunch Break

Speaker Invited

13:30 - 14:45

Living in the shadows of mega-airports: The efforts of Gulf regional airports to maintain relevance and continue investment and development

Fourth Working Session

Moderator:


Major, mega and macro – strategic infrastructure and development planning on a volume scale: As airports have grown in scale, with multiple functions and complex operations, the need for professional leadership and management at all levels has also grown. The evolution of airports into businesses, more competition and challenging economic circumstances, has also increased the need for a leadership development approach to deliver results. (Drawing on examples of its work in Lebanon, Saudi Arabia and Sudan.)

Dr. Nadine Itani

Executive Board Member

TAV Aviation Minds

Speakers:


The expansion of Salalah Airport to 1 million (and potentially 6 million): Part of a strategic offensive to develop Salalah as a tourist destination. With a much cooler climate during summer, Salalah is a magnet for both Omanis and other Arabs.

Salem Awadh Al Yafaei

General Manager

Salalah Airport

Having worked at the airports of Madinah, Abha, Jazan, and Al Baha, what can Middle East airports now learn from the sensitive expansion of Venice International Airport?

Giulio De Carlie

Founder and Managing Partner

One Works

What are the plans to develop Ta’if International Airport now that management has been awarded to Asyad Holding (including Lebanon’s Consolidated Contractors Co and Munich Airport)? How will this fit in with the Kingdom’s $2 billion plan for Ta’if tourism development?

Waleed Youssef

CEO

Ta’if Regional Airport

Speaker Invited

14:45 - 15:15

Closing Keynote Address in the Keynote Arena

Grand Finale


Keynote speaker


oman air