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Conference programmes soon to be announced - in the meantime take a look at the 2013 conference programmes to give you an indication of the breadth of topics addressed and calibre of speakers.

The Airport Development and Environment Conference
Airport Exchange 2013, Delivered in partnership by ACI EUROPE and ACI Asia-Pacific, Qatar National Convention Centre, November 11-13th

Conference Theme Announced:

"Beyond Airports 2020: Where expansion and sustainability go hand in hand"

This conference stream will deliver case studies on broad development strategy covering everything from real estate to environment to new facilities, to help our audience effectively plan how it should develop and manage its facilities in the years to come.


Last year Bertrand Piccard, President, Solar Impulse gave a fascinating presentation on the world's first intercontinental flight in a solar-powered plane.

Topics to be covered:

  • What will new airports and facilities opening beyond 2020 look like, by what methods will they be built and delivered and how green will they be?
  • Case studies on the latest airport developments and future proofing strategies
  • Can airports help airlines to reduce their impact on climate change?"
  • Dedicated session to Hamad International Airport

Tuesday 12 November 2013

09.00 – 10.00

Keynote Arena

Keynote Addresses in main hall for all conference delegates

Welcome Addresses:

  • ACI EUROPE Olivier Jankovec,
    Director General,
  • ACI Asia-Pacific Patti Chau,
    Regional Director,

Keynote Address:

Beyond 2020 intensive competition will mean only exceptional service and quality will differentiate the world's greatest airlines and hubs. How will Qatar Airways and Hamad International Airport rise to the challenge?

  • DohaAshish Jain,
    Senior Vice President Group Safety & Security,
    Qatar Airways and Doha International Airport

10.00 - 11.00 - Official Exhibition Opening and Coffee Break

11.00 - 11.45

Opening Session

Welcome Address:

  • Chrystelle Damar,
    Head: Environmental Strategy and Intermodality,

Keynote Address

Abu Dhabi's multi-billion dollar Midfield Terminal 'mega-project' is one of the most ambitious airport projects in the world and will boost airport capacity to 40 million passengers a year - a critical element in Abu Dhabi's vision to become a global commercial hub and thriving destination for international tourism. What can we expect from this new facility and how will it differentiate itself?

  • ADAC Mohammed Al Bulooki,
    Chief Commercial Officer,
    Abu Dhabi Airports Company (ADAC)

11.45 – 13.00

First Working Session
What will new airports and facilities opening beyond 2020 look like, by what methods will they be built and delivered and how green will they be?


  • Ned Kirschbaum,
    Principal and Technical Design Director,
    Fentress Architects


  • Nicholas Notebaert,
    VINCI Airports
  • Emanuel Fleuti,
    Head Environmental Protection,
    Zurich Airport
  • Vince Scanlon,
    Executive General Manager, Airport Operations and Infrastructure,
    Adelaide Airport Ltd
  • Patrick Neumann – Opitz,
    Environmental Management System Coordinator,

13.00 – 14.15 - Networking Lunch on the exhibition floor

14.15 – 15.45

Second Working Session
Case Studies on the latest airport developments and future proofing strategies

Chairman's Presentation:

Airport Expansion Projects - a crucial element to reduce capacity constraints and improve quality to remain competitive in the future – Satellite Building Terminal 2 Munich Airport

  • Philipp Ahrens,
    General Manager Project Team Satellite T2 at Terminal 2, Management Company,
    Munich Airport


What is the vision for the new facilities at Domodedovo International Airport, and what have been the obstacles overcome on its journey towards completion?

  • Daniel Burkard,
    Deputy Airport Director,
    Domodedovo International Airport

The opening of Berlin's new airport has been delayed a number of times and has been beset by challenges, which is not uncommon for major new airport facilities. With the benefit of hindsight, what has the airport management learned and changed as part of its Project Recovery and Turnaround Program?

  • Uwe Hörmann,
    Head of Strategy,
    Berlin Brandenburg Airport

How deep engagement with passengers is influencing facility development strategy across the Finavia network

  • Joni Sundelin,
    Senior Vice President,

15.45 - 16.30 - Coffee Break on the exhibition floor

16.30 – 17.30

Keynote Arena

Keynote Arena for all delegates

An Airport Leaders Discussion

The emergence of competitive major airlines and hubs has been a highly positive development for the Middle East, providing the gateways for modern inbound tourism, and creating vast choice for global travellers.

Discussion with leaders from the region, and beyond, will explain how this will play out beyond 2020 with reference to:

  • Competition between the Middle East hubs – and with hubs in Europe and elsewhere
  • New aircraft types
  • Passenger experience
  • The impact of technology
  • The importance of environmental considerations in consumer choice and facilitating growth
  • The paramount advantages of unquestioned safety and security
  • Quality and customer service
  • The exceptional importance of retail attraction both at the airport and onboard


  • DohaPatrick Muller,
    Executive Vice President,
    Doha International Airport
  • Tan Sri Bashir,
    Managing Director and CEO,
    Malaysia Airports & President, ACI Asia-Pacific
  • Arnaud Feist,
    Chief Executive Officer,
    The Brussels Airport Company

End of Day

Wednesday 13 November 2013

09.00 – 10.00

Keynote Arena

Keynote Addresses in main hall for all conference delegates

How has the new low-cost carrier terminal "klia2", which will be the world's largest lcc facility, been designed to ensure it will be fit for purpose in the many years it will be used beyond 2020, and what have been the lesson learned during its development?

  • Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad,
    Managing Director and CEO,
    Malaysia Airports

Inspiration from the NGO behind the world's first intercontinental flight in a solar-powered plane.

  • Bertrand Piccard,
    Solar Impulse

10.00 – 10.45 - Coffee Break on the exhibition floor

10.45 - 12.15

Joint session

Third Working Session
Can airports help airlines to reduce their impact on climate change?

Joint session with the Airport Operations Conference


  • Dr. Panagiotis Karamanos,
    Senior Environmental Expert,
    EU-India Civil Aviation Cooperation Project

Following opening remarks by the Chairman we will get statements addressing the session topic question from each speaker which will be followed by Q&A and discussion with the audience, and then a conclusion from the Chairman.


  • Jonas van Stekelenburg,
    Managing Director – theGrounds,
    Schiphol Group
  • Jonathan Counsell,
    Head of Environment,
    British Airways
  • Darrin Morgan,
    Director – Sustainable Aviation Fuels Strategy,

12:00 - 12:15 Special Presentation

SESAR – Partnering with Airports for Improved Aviation System Performance

  • Fiona McFadden,
    Advisor to the Executive Director,

12.15 – 13.30 - Networking Lunch on the exhibition floor

13.30 - 15.00

Fourth Working Session
Airport Carbon Accreditation Workshop

Moderated by:

  • Chrystelle Damar,
    Manager: Environmental Strategy & Intermodality,

Over the past 4 years, Airport Carbon Accreditation has successfully established itself as the carbon management certification standard for the airport industry. Airports efforts to manage and reduce their carbon emissions are certified by the programme's independent adminstrator at one of 4 available levels of accreditation: Mapping, Reduction, Optimisation & Neutrality. Since its launch in Europe in June 2009, the programme has steadily gathered momentum, expanding into Asia-Pacific In November 2011 and Africa in June 2013. The 89 airports currently certified by the programme account for 22% of the world's airport passenger traffic.

The purpose of this workshop will be to practically assist airports contemplating or applying for accreditation under the programme at any of the four available levels of accreditation. It will first outline the strategic and cost-benefits of participation, then work through the process of application from preparing a carbon footprint, through how to choose a verifier, what is meant by airport carbon management, what to do when developing a stakeholder engagement plan, what offsets to use and how, if seeking carbon neutrality. The workshop will be delivered in conjunction with ACI EUROPE and airports participating in the programme, who will also share their experiences. During or after the workshop, provision will be made for one-to-one consultation with interested airports.

Welcome of participants by ACI EUROPE and tour de table

Presentation of Airport Carbon Accreditation: Background and Governance

  • Tim Walmsley,
    Head of Environment at Manchester Airport and Rapporteur of the Airport Carbon Accreditation Task Force

Administration's latest developments

  • Leonie Dobbie,
    WSP – Administrator of
    Airport Carbon Accreditation


  • Detailed review of the accreditation process
  • Evolution of the programme over the past years
  • The newly launched on-line tool for Airport Carbon Accreditation
  • Presentation of best practices by certified airports

End of Day


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