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Conference programmes soon to be announced - in the meantime take a look at the 2013 conference programmes to give you an indication of the breadth of topics addressed and calibre of speakers.

Security and Border Control Summit
Airport Exchange 2013, Delivered in partnership by ACI EUROPE and ACI Asia-Pacific,
National Convention Centre, November 11-13th

Conference Theme Announced:

"Beyond Airports 2020: Thinking beyond technology and back to the most important element for all travel facilitators – people"

The Security Summit is renowned as the annual meeting place of airport security managers and provides an invaluable forum for industry discussion and progression. This year's conference will focus less on technology and more on the human factor in airport security processes.


Security Summit

The quality and seniority of speakers at the ACI Security Summit has always been high. In 2011 the keynote address was delivered by John S. Pistole, Administrator, TSA

Topics to be covered:

  • The approach to security and border control at Hamad International Airport
  • Security culture and how it improves security.
  • Getting the best from your security staff, whilst managing the threat they can pose
  • How do we better meet passenger requirements and needs in the future security process

Tuesday 12 November 2013

09.00 – 10.00

Keynote Arena

Keynote Addresses in main hall for all conference delegates

Welcome Addresses:

  • ACI EUROPE Olivier Jankovec,
    Director General,
  • ACI Asia-Pacific Patti Chau,
    Regional Director,

Keynote Address:

Beyond 2020 intensive competition will mean only exceptional service and quality will differentiate the world's greatest airlines and hubs. How will Qatar Airways and Hamad International Airport rise to the challenge?

  • DohaAshish Jain,
    Senior Vice President Group Safety & Security,
    Qatar Airways and Doha International Airport

10.00 - 11.00 - Official Exhibition Opening and Coffee Break

11.00 - 12.00

Opening Session

Welcome Address:

  • David Trembaczowski-Ryder,
    Head of Aviation Security,

Keynote Addresses

The changing nature of security threats beyond 2020

  • Interpol Ronald K. Noble,
    Secretary General,

What can passengers expect of airport security beyond 2020?

  • Marjeta Jager,
    Director for Policy Coordination and Security,
    DG MOVE, European Comission

12.00 – 13.00

First Working Session
The approach to security and border control at Hamad International Airport


  • Brian Johnson,
    Vice President Security,
    Qatar Airways

How HIA's CommandSpace system integrates airside, landside and terminal security and surveillance sensors to provide real time, facility-wide situational awareness.

  • David Smith,
    General Manager and Vice President of
    FLIR Systems Integrated Systems

One-Stop Security

  • Ian Gilchrist,
    Head of Security department,
    Qatar Civil Aviation Authority

13.00 – 14.15 - Networking Lunch in the exhibition floor

14.15 – 15.45

Second Working Session
Security culture and how it improves security


  • ACI EUROPEDavid Trembaczowski-Ryder,
    Head of Aviation Security,

How do you establish a progressive security culture and can Airport Security Management Systems (SEMS) contribute to a culture that increases security levels?

  • Johnnie Müller,
    Security Director,
    Copenhagen Airports

How do you measure security culture?

  • Anders Lennerman,
    Corporate Safety and Security Director,
    Swedavia AB

Schiphol has a culture for innovation and customer service and is developing a brand new security checkpoint facility utilising the latest design, technology and processing methods to create the most satisfying security experience for the passenger yet. What does it have planned?

  • Ron Louwerse,
    Director Safety, Security & Environment,
    and Chairman, Schiphol Group

15.45 - 16.30 - Coffee Break in the exhibition floor

16.30 – 17.30

Keynote Arena

Keynote Arena for all delegates

An Airport Leaders Discussion

The emergence of competitive major airlines and hubs has been a highly positive development for the Middle East, providing the gateways for modern inbound tourism, and creating vast choice for global travellers.

Discussion with leaders from the region, and beyond, will explain how this will play out beyond 2020 with reference to:

  • Competition between the Middle East hubs – and with hubs in Europe and elsewhere
  • New aircraft types
  • Passenger experience
  • The impact of technology
  • The importance of environmental considerations in consumer choice and facilitating growth
  • The paramount advantages of unquestioned safety and security
  • Quality and customer service
  • The exceptional importance of retail attraction both at the airport and onboard


  • DohaPatrick Muller,
    Executive Vice President,
    Doha International Airport
  • Tan Sri Bashir,
    Managing Director and CEO,
    Malaysia Airports & President, ACI Asia-Pacific
  • Arnaud Feist,
    Chief Executive Officer,
    The Brussels Airport Company

End of Day

Wednesday 13 November 2013

09.00 – 10.00

Keynote Arena

Keynote Addresses in main hall for all conference delegates

How has the new low-cost carrier terminal "klia2", which will be the world's largest lcc facility, been designed to ensure it will be fit for purpose in the many years it will be used beyond 2020, and what have been the lesson learned during its development?

  • Tan Sri Bashir Ahmad,
    Managing Director and CEO,
    Malaysia Airports

Inspiration from the NGO behind the world's first intercontinental flight in a solar-powered plane.

  • Bertrand Piccard,
    Solar Impulse

10.00 – 10.45 - Coffee Break in the exhibition floor

10.45 – 12.15

Third Working Session
Getting the best from your security staff, whilst managing the threat they can pose


  • Sharjah AirportsAhmed Bukalla,
    Director of Operations at the Department of Civil Aviation,
    Sharjah International Airport, and Chairman of the ACI Asia-Pacific Security Committee

Optimisation of security processes – What are the best strategies to maintain security levels when dealing with overcoming cost-cutting initiatives such as sequestration in the US, and what is the staffing level at which security can no longer be maintained?

  • Lee Kair,
    Regional Director – Europe & Africa,

Progressive strategies for security staff motivation and retainment

  • Marc Pissens,
    President Aviation Business Center,

Special Extended Presentation
Landside Security control - active shooter and community engagement

  • Sussex Police UKNeville Hay,
    Detective Sergeant Counter Terrorism Intelligence Unit (Special Branch) Gatwick,
    Sussex Police UK

12.15 – 13.30 - Networking Lunch on the exhibition floor

13.30 – 15.00

Fourth Working Session
How do we better meet passenger requirements and needs in the future security process?


  • Ryan Ghee,
    Editor & Event Strategy Manager, PPS Publications

The remote screening of cabin baggage

  • Wilfried Covent,
    Head of Security,
    Brussels Airport Company

Lifting liquid regulations – How to avoid capacity crash at security checkpoints?

  • Uta Kohse,
    Managing Partner,
    Airport Research Center GmbH

Customer service training and implications for security processes - How does Changi reconcile security and the highest quality in passenger service/processes?

  • Tan Lye Teck,
    Executive Vice President, Airport Management,
    Changi Airport Group

End of Day


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