Airport Operations Conference

Theme:

Operational excellence: Ensuring new technologies and facilities really deliver the efficiencies and capacities we need

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

Remote Towers and the Digitalising of Middle Eastern and European ATM Infrastructure

First Working Session

Moderator:


David McMillan

Chair

ATM Policy Institute

Defining Keynote Presentation:


SESAR, the EU’s flagship project for modernising air traffic management, is now deep into the 2014–20 deployment phase. How is the ambitious and large-scale implementation of ATM infrastructure progressing as the new harmonised means of enhancing both air traffic and ground movement safety?

Peter Hotham

Deputy Executive Director

SESAR Joint Undertaking

Speakers:


The London City Airport remote tower concept: why “augmented reality is the real game changer”.

Alison Fitzgerald

CIO

London City Airport

Remote tower implementation in Europe and the Middle East: Why remote tower works for some regional airports but not others, and why major airports like Abu Dhabi are investigating remote towers as a “redundant tower” solution

Conor Mullan

Managing Director

Think Research

The SESAR Deployment Airport Grouping (SDAG) has a roadmap for modernising airport ATM tasks and you can receive funding of up to 50% of the total investment

Luc Laveyne

Senior Adviser Single European Sky

ACI EUROPE

A unique and practical insight into the liberalisation of air traffic markets: How real choice delivers value to airports worldwide

Paul Reid

Chairman

Air Navigation Solutions (A Deutsche Flugsicherung company)


15:15 - 16:00
Coffee break

Speaker Invited

16:00 - 17:30

Operational Readiness and Airport Transfer – ORAT: Case Studies and Consulting Solutions for the Smooth Opening of New Airport Infrastructure

Second Working Session

Moderator:


Ivonne Kuger

Head of Operations

Munich Airport International

Speakers:


Fraport has begun ORAT for Bahrain Airport’s 14 million New Passenger Terminal, comprising project management; concepts and standard operating procedures (SOP); training and familiarisation, human resources strategy; operational trials (simulation), and airport relocation and post-inauguration support

Alexander Larisch

ORAT Director

Fraport

Celebrating its first year of successful operations in KSA, daa International’s contract for the management of King Khaled International Airport Terminal 5, Riyadh, centres on the theme of “Transforming Together with RAC (Riyadh Airports Company)” and also includes a strong focus on the generation of future commercial revenues

Colm Moran

Chief Executive

DAA International

The experience of working with Munich Airport partners in support of the opening of the new Muscat and Salalah Airport facilities

Saud Nasser Al Hubaishi

Acting GM Readiness

Oman Airports Management Company

What makes great ORAT? (Draw on the recent diverse examples of ADPM’s ventures with TAV at Zagreb Airport and with VINCI Airports in Santiago)

Antonin Beurrier

Executive Director and Chief International Officer

Groupe ADP

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

The Airport Operations Leaders’ Conversation: Finding the means to grow – while maintaining excellent operational efficiency

Third Working Session

Speakers:


Driving ground performance and on-time departures at the world’s busiest single-runway airport.

Neil Harvey

Airline Performance Leader

London Gatwick Airport

Managing major organisational change, strategic direction, and the performance of new airport operations at Muscat, Salalah and at regional airports across the Sultanate of Oman

David Wilson

COO

Oman Airports Management Company

Ahmed Al Shamsi

Chief Operations Officer

Abu Dhabi Airports


12:30 - 13:30
Lunch Break

Speaker Invited

13:30 - 14:45

Baggage as a service: a revolutionary vision for baggage to 2025

Fourth Working Session

Moderator:


The new ACI EUROPE Guidelines on Passenger Services

Federico Bonaudi

Manager: Facilitation, Parliamentary Affairs & Regional Airports

ACI EUROPE

Joint Presentation:


The findings in the “Baggage as a Service” platform

Ad Rutten

Special Advisor and Former EVP & COO

Schiphol Group

Katinka Bergema

Researcher in PASSME

Delft University of Technology

Panel:


Jubran Al Breiki

Assistant General Manager EAS-G

Etihad Airways

Ahmad Tarmizi Mohd Hashim

Executive Director

Malaysia Airports

Speaker Invited

14:45 - 15:15

Closing Keynote Address in the Keynote Arena

Grand Finale


Keynote speaker


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