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ACI Airport Security & Crisis Management Summit

Theme:

Safeguarding our airports against the ongoing threat

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

Security Leaders’ Symposium (with special reference to Aviation Security Assistance and Capacity Building Strategy and the Development of State Improvement Plans)

First Working Session

Moderator:


David Ryder

Head of Aviation Security

ACI EUROPE

Panellists:


David Bassett

Regional Director Europe and Acting Regional Director Africa and Middle East

US Transportation Security Administration

Wilfried Covent

Chair, ACI EUROPE Aviation Security Committee and Senior Security Expert

Brussels Airport Company

Ian Gilchrist

Head, Aviation Security Unit

Qatar Civil Aviation Authority

Jennifer Sullivan

Director, Corporate Safety and Security

Greater Toronto Airports Authority

Alaudeen Al Ali

Senior Security Manager

Oman Airports Management Company

Henrik Hololei

Director General DG Move

European Commission


15:15 - 16:00
Coffee break

Speaker Invited

16:00 - 17:30

Risk assessment and management: The Insider Threat

Second Working Session

Moderator:


John Lamond

GM Safety, Security & Business Continuity

Hong Kong Airport Authority

Speakers:


Is it time to reboot aviation security? “We must change the balance and shift to investing in the personnel behind our airport operations. We have enough sophisticated technology, we must now invest in people.”

Erick Bouraï

Immediate Past Chair of the ACI EUROPE Aviation Security Committee and Head of Aviation Security International Affairs

Groupe ADP

Understanding and mitigating the risk of insider threats in an airport environment. Many airports have focused their security efforts in strengthening the passenger and baggage screening processes. However, in the current globalized terrorist arena, addressing the complex risks posed by insider threats is crucial to ensure the integrity of a holistic airport security system, the safety of passengers and the continuity of aviation operations. This presentation deliberates on the nature of the different risks posed by insiders, and considers different approaches for curbing this type of threat. 

Jose Mendes

Senior Advisor - Safety, Security & Regulatory Affairs

Bahrain Airport Company

Is Oman Air developing its own procedures to pre-empt any potential risk of insider threat?

Ali Abdullah Alharthy

General Manager Group Security

Oman Air

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

Airports and cybersecurity – united? proactive? prepared? Or none of the above?

Third Working Session

Moderator:


John McCarthy

Head of Research at Cyber Research Centre

Servicetec

Speakers:


Airbus and SITA have launched a new Security Operations Center to provide advanced cybersecurity services air transport. What can it do to help airports to better detect, analyse, respond, and report on cybersecurity incidents?

Representative to be confirmed

CyberSecurity Team

Airbus Group

Representative to be confirmed

SITA

The 10th edition of ICAO’s Annex 17 – Standards and Recommended Practices for international aviation security – became applicable in August and contains new standards on cybersecurity. How will this help airports, and how widely and quickly are the new recommendations likely to be adopted?

Sylvain Lefoyer

Deputy Director, Aviation Security and Facilitation

ICAO

The UAE is among the top-3 countries targeted by cyber-attacks and recently established the region’s first Cyber Security Centre. Dubai Airports experienced a cyber-attack in 2013. What was the response, and in what ways is it now collaborating with the UAE Cyber Security Centre and other national/supra-national agencies to prevent future attacks?

Tareque Choudhury

Director Risk and Architecture – Cyber Security

Dubai Airports


12:30 - 13:30
Lunch Break

Speaker Invited

13:30 - 14:45

Future-proofing security for the next, unexpected threats

Fourth Working Session

Moderator:


Nina Brooks

Head, Security

ACI World

Speakers:


Mimicking the brain: In explosive detection, image quality and neural network are highly dependent on the quality of the data analysed by algorithm. What are the arguments for the various models?

Jeffrey Wadsworth

President and CEO

Battelle

Advancing the concept of the contactless passenger journey, Vision-Box has introduced the biometric Seamless Gateway concept in collaboration with Amsterdam Airport Schiphol. What are the next steps in the roll-out of this “single token” move to make passenger experience and border control fully non-stop?

Miguel Leitmann

CEO

Vision-Box

Managing the human dimension of real and perceived active threat situations: Recent terrorist events have seen huge volumes of data coming in via social media, the failure of traditional communications channels versus public expectation for timely communication, and airport personnel impacted as they are asked to stay at the airport and lead a response.  This paper is a review of the lessons learned from the 2017 Ft. Lauderdale Shooting, the mass evacuations triggered by false alarms at LAX and JFK, combined with new data, based upon the broad use of technology to manage all of the communications across Texas and the Houston-area airports after Hurricane Harvey.

Michael Cardarelli

Director, Transportation Practice

Everbridge

An extensive add-on to the ‘single token’ environment: Bringing together the needs of airports, airlines, and immigration services as never before, FlyToGate promises speedy and accurate interaction at each touch point, combined with the power to analyse passenger data movement – a unique system catering to governments, private airports and airlines.

Fabrice Godeau

Managing Director, Regional Vice-President Asia Pacific & Middle East

IER

Security management, security solution design, security risk assessment/auditing: Has the Manchester Arena Attack led to a sea change in the perception of threat at the airport?

Peter Williams

Chief Information Security Officer

Manchester Airport

Speaker Invited

14:45 - 15:15

Closing Keynote Address in the Keynote Arena

Grand Finale


Keynote speaker


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