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Conference theme:

“Future-proofing your airport: Delivering safer capacity and operational efficiency through new technologies, great strategies, and partnerships”

Confirmed speakers

  • Senior Advisor

  • Deputy Associate Administrator for Airports

  • Vice President Europe

  • General Manager

  • Director of Environment & Sustainability

  • Head of Airside Operations

  • Senior Investigator/Project Manager

  • Airport Manager

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

  • Head, Wildlife and Landscaping

  • Managing Director of the SESAR Deployment Airport Grouping GEIE

  • Head of Airports

  • Senior Solution Architect

  • Representative

  • Managing Director

  • Senior Officer Safety, Security & Environment

  • Director SES

  • Vice President, Operations

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

  • Directror, SESAR Related Deployment Airport Grouping (SDAG)

The ACI Airport Exchange Operations & Safety Conference continues to be the place to network with fellow airport operations professionals to discuss the technology initiatives and management strategies needed to deal with crises, enhance safety and facilitate growth.


Programme - Wednesday 9th December 2015

  • 09:00 - 10:00

    Welcome address and keynotes

    For all delegates

  • Official exhibition opening and coffee

    10:00 - 11:00

  • 11:00 - 12:30

    Welcome and keynote addresses

  • Lunch on the exhibition floor

    12:30 - 13:45

  • 13:45 - 15:15

    First Working Session

    ‘Deep-dive’ Session: How did Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and the other responsible Dutch authorities respond to the aftermath of the flight MH17 tragedy? An in-depth case study of how the major parties responded and the lessons that were learned

  • Coffee on the exhibition floor

    15:15 - 16:00

  • 16:00 - 17:30

    Airport Operations and Safety Leaders Symposium

    Busy and peak slot single-runway airports: Maximising capacity and dealing with closure and maintenance – the lessons for all airports everywhere

  • Gala Dinner

    19:00 - 23:00
Next day

Programme - Thursday 10th December 2015

  • 09:00 - 10:00

    Day Two Keynote Addresses

    For all delegates

  • Coffee on the exhibition floor

    10:00 - 10:45

  • 10:45 - 12:15

    Second Working Session

    Future-proofing your airport with the delivery of SESAR Deployment

  • Lunch on the exhibition floor

    12:15 - 13:30

  • 13:30 - 15:00

    Third Working Session

    ‘Deep-dive’ Session: Devising methods to manage the birdstrike hazard at Istanbul New Airport in an effective and environmentally-responsible way

Previous Day

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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