This year's conference programmes to be launched summer 2017

Security & Crisis Management

About the conference

Security is, of course, the first priority of all airports. The Airport Security & Crisis Management Summit brings together key stakeholders from across the airport industry, including airports, airlines, regulators, security agencies and solution providers, to share examples of best practice and future strategies to safeguard against ongoing threats to aviation. The programme will combine relevant case studies with comprehensive analysis of current and emerging threats.

Meet and hear presentations from:

  • Airport Security Directors
  • Airline Security representatives
  • Government Regulators
  • Academic Researchers
  • Security technology providers

Key topics areas recently covered include:

  • “The groundbreaking Schiphol Security Experience”
  • Identifying personalities behind threats
  • The ethics of security
  • Front-line staff: customer-friendly and effective
  • Controlling and monitoring landside areas
  • Case studies: Brussels Airport diamond heist 2013
  • Cyber security

Key speakers at the last show included:

kelly-hoggan Kelly Hoggan
Assistant Administrator for the Office of Security Operations, TSA
lord-ahmad-of-wimbledon Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon
Department for Transport UK
clive-wright Clive Wright
Head of International Strategy Team, Aviation Security Division, Department for Transport UK
blank-user-icon Carlos Mestre Zamarreño
Head of Unit European Commission, DG MOVE
daan-van-vroonhoven Daan van Vroonhoven
Senior Manager Security Policy, Schiphol Group

This year’s conference programme to be launched summer 2017

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

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

    “The groundbreaking Schiphol Security Experience”

    A 'deep-dive’ session, devoted to a single airport’s revolutionary security concept

  • Coffee on the exhibition floor

    15:15 - 16:00

  • 16:00 - 17:30

    Airport Security Leaders Symposium

    It’s all very well to have good design and great technology, but ultimately it’s all about the people: Strategies to make frontline staff both customer-friendly and effective

  • 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

    First Working Session

    Identifying the personality behind the threat: An exploration of sources of modern terrorism

  • Lunch on the exhibition floor

    12:15 - 13:30

  • 13:30 - 15:00

    Second Working Session

    Controlling and monitoring landside areas: Ensuring there is no soft underbelly in airport security

  • 15:00 - 15:30

    Closing Keynote Address (for all delegates)

    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
    Dr Temel Kotil
    General Manager and CEO
    Turkish Airlines
    Association of European Airlines
    Turkish AirlinesAssociation of European Airlines
Previous Day

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Endorsement from attendees of ACI Airport Exchange 2015:

ACI Airport Exchange has been superbly organised, as always. I found the conference sessions very interesting, and it has been a fantastic forum for both learning and networking
Dr Rainer Schwarz, Managing Director
It has been very interesting to hear from specialist speakers across the customer journey – it is clear that the value chain is becoming more aligned, and we are seeing more cooperation. The format of the conference sessions has worked very well, with a high level of debate and interaction with the audience. ACI Airport Exchange is also clearly very valuable in terms of networking opportunities.
Richard Jewsbury, Divisional Senior Vice President Projects
The conference sessions have been interesting, informative and contained diverse thoughts about the future. Most of the sessions I have attended have been based around security as this is the sector I work in. They have addressed all the things that airports are talking about, from contract management to security infrastructure and technology, and always connecting back to the passenger experience.
Kyile Whyte, Security Infrastructure & Equipment Manager
I thought the conference sessions were really well organised and informative and the flow of the sessions have been organised very well. There have been lots of very interesting and relevant topics, and I haven’t been to any that are boring. People always question whether it is worth taking the time out of day jobs to attend conferences, and for me it absolutely has been worth it. Valuable connections, and very valuable information.
Tijen Cirig, Director, Airport Solutions
My time here has given me a better understanding about Turkish Airlines, and the new airport, which are areas that I am particularly interested in given that we provide construction and operation expertise to İGA, and it has provided some very valuable social opportunities.