ACI Airport Security & Crisis Management Summit

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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

(For all delegates)



Welcome from the Host


CEO


Sheikh Aimen Ahmed Al Hosni

CEO

Oman Airports Management Company

State of the Industry Address


Director General


Olivier Jankovec

Director General

ACI EUROPE

Welcome from ACI Asia-Pacific


Regional Director


Patti Chau

Regional Director

ACI Asia-Pacific




10:00 - 10:45
Official exhibition opening & coffee break

Speaker Invited

10:45 - 12:30

Global Leaders Masterclass: Part I

(For all delegates)



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

Global Leaders:


“Growing gateways to beauty and opportunity:” OAMC’s five-year strategic plan. The OAMC’s five-year strategy sets out the purpose, vision and mission for the company and outlines the strategic roadmap to support achieving the national objective of diversifying the economy by establishing a strong aviation sector. The central focus of Strategy2020 between 2016-2020 is to open new Muscat Airport, to strengthen Muscat as a Hub Airport in the region and to foster Salalah, Sohar and Duqum Airport as a touristic and business trade destination. OAMC is using this strategy by actively living the company’s purpose to grow Oman’s gateways to beauty and opportunity by connecting Oman to the rest of the world, thereby contributing to prosperity and well-being of the Sultanate of Oman and its people.

CEO


Sheikh Aimen Ahmed Al Hosni

CEO

Oman Airports Management Company

In order to maintain its “focus on high growth regions which enable TAV to outpace global trends and European counterparts” is TAV looking to step-up its “smart growth” strategy, in particular in terms of increasing “acquisition opportunities” and growing the contribution of TAV service companies?

President and CEO


Dr Sani Şener

President and CEO

TAV Airports

Just a brief disruption for a disruptor? How optimistic is Hamad International Airport that it can both maintain its position, and then re-grow after the current political situation subsides? World Cup 2022: how does the hosting of this major event translate into a lasting dividend for a hub airport?

Chief Operating Officer


Badr Mohammed Al Meer

Chief Operating Officer

Hamad International Airport

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

Defining Presentations:


The current threat and risk environment demands that aviation security remain among the highest of priorities for States and the global international community. This opening presentation will set the scene by providing a global view of security threats and challenges, and the work being undertaken by ICAO, States and Industry relating to the strengthening the implementation of standards, audit, oversight and capacity building

Sylvain Lefoyer

Deputy Director, Aviation Security and Facilitation, Air Transport Bureau

ICAO

Defining Presentation from an EU Perspective

Henrik Hololei

Director General DG Move

European Commission

Panellists:


Dave Gordner

TSA Attaché to the European Union

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


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

General Manager, Safety, Security & Business Continuity

Airport Authority Hong Kong

Speakers:


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 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.”

Daniel Burkard

Deputy Airport Director, Director External & International Relations

Moscow Domodedovo Airport

Introduction to the Aviation Insider Threat Recognition and Prevention – AITRAP – co-funded by the Internal Security Fund of the European Union

Catherine Piana

Director General

ASSA-I

Speaker Invited

19:00 - 22:00

Gala Dinner

Thursday 7th December - Day 3

Speaker Invited

09:00 - 10:30

Global Leaders Masterclass: Part II

Part II



Airport chiefs come together to discuss key market, operational, and developmental forces driving change.

Moderator


Managing Director


George Karamanos

Managing Director

KPI Aviation Marketing Solutions

Global Leaders:


Drawing on the extensive regional and international expertise of its shareholders in airport operation and construction, Airport International Group has invested nearly $1 billion in the rehabilitation of Queen Alia International Airport facilities through two phases opening in 2013-16. Have these developments had the desired effect with airline customers and travellers? The corporate plan “to increase capacity even further to 16 million passengers” would represent a doubling in traffic. How does AIG aim to achieve this?

CEO Airport International Group


Kjeld Binger

CEO Airport International Group

Operator of Queen Alia International Airport

Explain the scope and timescale of the Delhi Airport Expansion and the recently announced “greenfield airport” at Mopa in North Goa. Besides Hyderabad Airport, GMR also operates Cebu International Airport, Philippines, and has been selected to develop, operate and manage the new airport serving Heraklion in Greece. What is expectation of these overseas investments and what is the future vision for GMR’s place in the world of major airport groups?

CEO - Corporate


P S Nair

CEO - Corporate

GMR Airports Ltd

What are the latest plans for the phased opening of Istanbul New Airport?

CEO


Yusuf Akçayoğlu

CEO

İGA Airports Construction

Bahrain’s $1bn Airport Modernization Program has the aim of elevating the airport’s infrastructure and services in line with the highest levels of safety, security, technology and environmental standards.” In what way will the new terminal meet these goals? The new BIA facilities will offer enough capacity for 50% growth on current levels – what is the growth strategy?

CEO


Mohamed Yousif Al Binfalah

CEO

Bahrain Airport Company

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

Cyber Security Expert

Servicetec

Speakers:


The SITA Community Cyber Threat Center (CCTC), launched in 2017, is working to support a community-wide response by promoting the proactive and timely exchange of cyber threat information between its members. How is it helping airports to better detect, analyse, respond, and report on cybersecurity incidents?

Maliha Rashid

Head of Cybersecurity - Middle East, India and Africa

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, Air Transport Bureau

ICAO

In June, Kiev Boryspil Airport was severely affected by a global cyber-attack. How serious were the consequences? Was safety comprised? How quickly did Boryspil recover, and what measures were put in place to prevent a repeat attack?

Dmytro Verbovskyi

Head of IT

Boryspil International Airport State Enterprise


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:


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

IER

Defend the claim: “Airports around the world are looking to modernise legacy Computed Tomography (CT) scanning technology and implement real-time tomography for hold baggage screening.  This innovative solution to security screening has proven to lower operational costs, increase throughput and security, and better equip airports for their future needs.

Steve Revell

Aviation HBS Director,

Rapiscan Systems

Speaker Invited

14:45 - 15:15

Keynote Finale

In the Keynote Arena



Keynote speaker


Extending Airport Capacity with Hyperloop 

With speeds 2-3 times faster than high-speed rail, Hyperloop offers an opportunity to link regional airports with inter-airport transport times comparable to terminal transfers, as well as connect the airport with urban centers. How will the Hyperloop impact commercial considerations for future airport planning and development, and what are the plans for its introduction into the Middle East and India

Managing Director of Middle East and India


Harj Dhaliwal

Managing Director of Middle East and India

Hyperloop One

Oman’s first low-cost carrier plays an instrumental role within ASAAS’ tourism/transportation investment strategies, themselves a key component of Oman’s diversification agenda

CEO, Muscat National Development & Investment Company (ASAAS) and Chairman, Salam Air


Sheikh Khalid bin Hilal Al Yahmadi

CEO, Muscat National Development & Investment Company (ASAAS) and Chairman, Salam Air

Muscat National Development & Investment Company (ASAAS)