25 – 27 November 2019 ADNEC, Abu Dhabi, UAE

ACI AIRPORT EXCHANGE 2019 has now ended.

Thank you to all of our partners, sponsors, exhibitors, speakers and delegates for making the show a big success!
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Event Theme

“We cannot be radical enough* – harnessing every action towards operating the zero-carbon airport”

Building less-impactful, smarter, secure and safer airports.

*Sir David Attenborough, COP24, Katowice, December 2018

ACI EUROPE and ACI Asia-Pacific, with the support of our host Abu Dhabi Airports, are delighted to bring Airport Exchange to Abu Dhabi following recent successes in Oslo, Oman, Istanbul, Paris and Doha. Airport Exchange is Airports Council International’s biggest annual trade show and is a truly global event drawing 1,000+ delegates, 70+ exhibitors & sponsors, and 120+ expert airport speakers. The three day event, taking place at ADNEC on the 25-27 November 2019, is considered one of the most important gatherings in the aviation industry, assembling hundreds of top executives from the Middle East, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the rest of the world.

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Event structure:

Monday 25th Nov 2019

Exhibition set-up day
NEXTT Workshop
Time: 13:00 – 15:00
Welcome Reception
Time: 19:30 – 21:30

Tuesday 26th Nov 2019

Free to attend exhibition opens
Keynotes and specialist conferences
Gala dinner
Time: 19:30 – 22:30

Wednesday 27th Nov 2019

Exhibition and conferences continue

2019 Agendas

4 Specialist conference streams + Keynote Arena

We are dedicated to providing unrivalled conference content. Our conferences will deliver in-depth sessions featuring a wide variety of industry experts focusing on security, safety, operations, development, environment and digital.

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120+ Speakers

Peter Hotham

Deputy Executive Director

SESAR Joint Undertaking

Conor Mullan

Managing Director


David Wilson


Oman Airports

Ad Rutten

Rapporteur, ACI EUROPE Task Force on Baggage Handling


David Trembaczowski-Ryder

Head of Aviation Security


Wilfried Covent

Senior Security Expert

Brussels Airport Company

Sheikh Aimen Ahmed Al Hosni


Oman Airports

Olivier Jankovec

Director General


Patti Chau

Regional Director

ACI Asia-Pacific

George Karamanos

Managing Director

KPI Aviation Marketing Solutions

Ahmed Juma Al Shamsi

Acting Chief Operations Officer

Abu Dhabi Airports

Steve Buchan

Senior Director, Business Development

Rapiscan Systems

Serge Yonke Nguewo

Senior Manager, Airport IT

ACI World

Nina Brooks

Director, Security, Facilitation and IT

ACI World

Stephen Saunders

Advisor, NEXTT,

ACI World

Olivier Guichard

Deputy CEO

ADP Ingénierie

Aidan Flanagan

Manager: Safety, Capacity, ATM & Single European Sky


Giorgio Camilleri

Manager, Future Airports


Martin Bowman

General Manager, Aviation Products

McLaren Deloitte Alliance

Bryan Thompson


Abu Dhabi Airports

Linda Celestino

Vice President Guest Service and Delivery


Olivier Maillard

E-Fan X Program Director


George Fenergi

Director Business Development


Abe Dev

Head of Technology and Innovation


Nagy Abu Zeid

Vice President Strategic Planning

Oman Airports

Thomas Romig

Head Operations Control and Development

Geneva Airport

Kevin O’Sullivan

Lead Engineer


Tine Haas


Dornier Consulting

Andreas Eibensteiner

Project Manager


Anastasios Anagnostopoulos

Head Wildlife and Biodiversity Management

Athens International Airport

Charles Telitsine

Innovation Project Director

Groupe ADP

Karl Tschetschonig

New Business Development Manager


Dave Eldridge

Sales Director

Chess Dynamics

Geoff Moore

Business Development Manager

Blighter Surveillance Systems

Panagiotis Karamanos

Senior Advisor

Airport Carbon Accreditation

Leigh Gapp

Sustainability Manager

Adelaide Airport

Greg Ingleton

Manager – Environmental Opportunities

South Australian Water Corporation

Ruud Ummels

Managing Director

To70 BV

Andy Taylor

Chief Solutions Officer, Digital Towers


Niclas Gustavsson

VP Products and Services

Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions (SDATS)

Wolfgang Hatzack

Managing Director


Neil Bowles

Head of Air Traffic Management

Searidge Technologies

Paul Diestelkamp

Head of Business Development & Solutions, Head Office

Air Navigation Solutions

Sanjay Khanna


Ras Al Khaimah International Airport

Michelle Samson

Advisor Group Strategy & Sustainability

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Linda Schucroft

Director, Innovation & Development

Vancouver Airport Authority

Saeed Khamis Al Zadjali

VP for Technical Services

Oman Airports

Abdul Razzak Mikati

Managing Director

Dubai Technology Partners

Joey Wang

5G Indoor Marketing Director


Simona Franková


NG Aviation

Hussain F. Qabbani

Manager - International Coordination

General Authority of Civil Aviation Saudi Arabia

Sudhir Kumar Malik

General Manager (Security)

Airports Authority of India

Johan Merten

SVP Safety & Security

Budapest Airport

Jeffery Oboy



Richard Thompson

Global Industry Director - Aviation

Smiths Detection

Jacques Khoriaty

Middle East & South Asia Aviation Director


Amir Emam

Sales Director- Middle East, Turkey, Africa and Central Asia


Dr. Dominic Walker



Aaron Hornlimann


Elenium Automation

Sulaiman Al Siksek

Acting Chief Programs Officer

Abu Dhabi Airports

Azzam Messaykeh

Managing Director UAE and Oman


Kashif Khalid

Regional Director - Africa & Middle East Airports


Bart Mos

Senior Security Officer

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Zhisheng Dai

Deputy General Manager of Smart Inspection Division

Nuctech Company Limited

Marek Litwin

Director, Airport Strategy and Planning

Solidarity Transport Hub

Robbert Lohmann

Chief Commercial Officer


Gelban al-Gelban

VP Commercial

Riyadh Airports Company

H.E. Ali Salim Al Midfa


Sharjah Airport Authority

Anke Matijssen

Head of Airports Department


Cheng Xiang

Senior New Energy Product Manager


Kerry Renaud

CEO / Managing Director

Scootaround / Whill

Damien Bolton

Director, ORAT


Rajendra Menon

Senior Manager Compliance Assurance

Dubai Airports

Phil Williams

Senior Aviation Security Advisor


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Airport Exhibition

The ACI Airport Exchange exhibition is an extensive showcase of airport products, services and solutions, attracting visitors from all levels of airport and airline management from around the world.

Delegates can access: 70+ EXHIBITORS 1000+ ATTENDEES

Confirmed Exhibitors & Sponsors

Abu Dhabi AirportsACI Europe / Airport GroupingACI Europe Events
ADB SafegateADP IngénierieAECOM
Airport DimensionsARASCA GroupBattelle
BEUMER GroupCity, University of LondonCyclone Technology LLC
Dornier ConsultingDSA DetectionDubai Technology Partners
EgisElenium AutomationEMS Brüel & Kjær
Everbridgeeveris Aerospace, Defense and SecurityFlightAware
GAL ANSG4SHoneywell
HMSHostHuaweiKIBAG Airfield Construction
KONEL3 Harris Security & Detection SystemsMunich Airport International
National Aviation ServicesNATSNG Aviation
Nuctech Company LimitedOman AirportsProDIGIQ
Rapiscan SystemsRunway SafeSecuritas
Sharjah Airport AuthoritySITASmiths Detection
TAV Technologiesthyssenkrupp Airport SolutionsUBIMET GmbH

300+ Organisations registered to attend:

Aeroporti di Roma
Ras-Al-Khaimah-International-Airport-logoRiyadh Airports Company
Zanzibar Airports Authority

NEXTT Workshop


25th November 13:00 – 15:00 | ADNEC

NEXTT is a joint IATA and ACI initiative that defines a vision for the future of air transport that seeks to improve efficiency, customer experience and operational effectiveness by leveraging the latest technology and innovative processes. NEXTT is providing a lens through which the industry can look in order to maintain efficiencies and sustainability in light of the significant growth that is being predicted within the coming decades.

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Bryan Thompson

CEO, Abu Dhabi Airports

“This is a prestigious international event, during what will be a significant time for us as we near the unveiling of one of our most significant projects to date. Our selection to host the 2019 edition of ACI Airport Exchange is a source of pride for Abu Dhabi Airports. We look forward to welcoming the world’s airport industry and community to Abu Dhabi this year.”

Welcome Reception

Hosted by Abu Dhabi Airports

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Luxurious Gala Dinner

Hosted by Abu Dhabi Airports

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Exclusive accommodation rate

ACI are delighted to confirm MICE Concierge Ltd as the trusted official accommodation and concierge service for Airport Exchange 2019.

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Etihad Discounted Flights

We are pleased to be working with Etihad this year, allowing our attendees to enjoy exclusive fares on Etihad flights.

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ADNEC is one of the most accessible venues with world-class facilities and is truly a leading international conference venue..

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Exhibitor spotlights

Headquartered in California, and with Regional Offices in the Netherlands and Japan, ProDIGIQ is a technology company focusing on innovative products and services for airports. Our expertise is in operations,...

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NAS is the fastest growing aviation services provider in the emerging markets with a presence in more than 40 airports, handling seven of the top 10 airlines, managing over 40...

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ADP INGÉNIERIE, a Groupe ADP subsidiary, is a French design and engineering company that carries out consulting, architectural and engineering activities worldwide, in relation with the development or the improvement...

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City, University of London offers a Master of Science degree in four areas of Aviation Management: MSc Air Transport Management, MSc Air Safety Management; MSc Aircraft Maintenance Management and MSc...

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Runway Safe Group is a fast growing entrepreneurial Swedish company specialized in runway safety – saving human lives, protecting assets and infrastructure in case of an accident. Runway Safe was...

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Dornier Consulting International GmbH is a consulting and engineering firm specialised in strategic airport development, master planning, smart cities and implementation of innovative technologies. Dornier is involved in almost 100...

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SITA is the IT provider for the air transport industry. Today, SITA does business with nearly every airline and airport in the world. It also provides border management solutions to...

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With more than 100 years’ experience in airport technologies, Honeywell is a trusted provider of intelligent airport solutions worldwide. As a recognized leader, Honeywell creates a first-class experience for passengers...

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We understand how the spaces we create affect the quality of travellers time at the airport. From a brief stopover to a leisurely wait we aim to deliver great value...

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Nuctech Company Limited (Nuctech), derived from Tsinghua University and founded in 1997, is an advanced security & inspection solution and service supplier in the world. Relying on independent innovation and...

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Endorsement from attendees and exhibitors of ACI Airport Exchange:

Istanbul New Airport – iGA
Swissport International Ltd
EMS Brüel & Kjær
PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero)
Emirates Airline
Brussels Airport Company
Sydney Airport
Rostock Airport
One Works
InterVISTAS Consulting Group
Oman Airports
SureScan Corporation
KONE Elevators and Escalators
Safegate Group
Incheon International Airport Corporation
Aertec Solutions
Avian Safe
Runway Safe

It was a very well attended event, we are very happy with not only the level and quality of the visitors but also the quantity. Based on our experience exhibiting we will definitely be present at the next ACI Airport Exchange.

Johan Godin, Managing Director - AviaVox

It is great to be here where we can meet our colleagues from all over the world and exchange ideas, see new and different projects. The digital innovations are especially impressive, as a Chief Commercial Officer I am trying to balance the commercial success and the customer experience.

Mert Baser, Chief Commercial Officer - Istanbul New Airport – iGA

It’s been fantastic, we have been here exhibiting our electric aircraft for two days, there has been a lot of interest and a lot of interesting conversations. Fantastic!

Olav Mosvold, Larsen, Senior Advisor - Avinor

We have always enjoyed the atmosphere at ACI Airport Exchange. They are very much about networking and meeting people but also showing the latest innovations and solutions. We are happy with this years’ event, it really stood up to our high expectations. There are very many attendees from different levels and we have had the opportunity to meet a lot of the right people. We are looking to come back to ACI Airport Exchange next year, it is becoming one of our regular events in the calendar.

Calin Hera, Business Development Manager - KONE

The event has been very good, with a great location. We have been busy in the exhibition, and the social events and networking have been excellent. We have certainly met a lot of the right people.

Didier Steullet, Country Manager - Swissport International Ltd

We have had a lot of traction with visitors to our stand in the exhibition here at ACI Airport Exchange. Oman Airports Management Company has shown a lot of interest, and it is very motivating that the host is so engaged in the event. We have been very busy in the exhibition – it is the best Airport Exchange I have attended. The social events and networking opportunities have also been excellent.

Jesper P. Simonsen, Business Development Manager - EMS Brüel & Kjær

I found the exhibition to be very well organised. The level of people versus the other exhibitions I take part in was very good. People here want to do business and everyone was open and welcoming to talk. We wanted to take part because we had a very good year with OAMC but I think we got even more than that out of it, so I am very happy

Cameron Cumming, Regional Sales Manager - IER

The event has been excellent and informative. I have found the conference sessions very interesting – there was lots of interaction and debate. The exhibition has been great, with a huge amount of companies to see. I have enjoyed the networking opportunities.

Daan Achmad, Director of Human Capital, General Affairs & IT - PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero)

The best part about the show was the ACI team and the way they have organised the conference. We managed to network and even meet new companies, who build technology we didn’t even know existed.

Naseer Ahmad Khan, Managing Director - ieon

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 - Emirates Airline

The conference sessions have been a very good source of exchange and experiences. There has been a good level of interaction between the speakers and the audience, which has allowed us all to share opinions. The networking opportunities have been fantastic, and really enjoyed the spectacular social events.

Florence Muls - Brussels Airport Company

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 - Sydney Airport

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 - Rostock Airport

ACI Airport Exchange has been excellent. It has been very well attended, the conference sessions have been interesting, and there has been a good level of engagement between participants.

Giulio De Carli, Founder and Managing Partner - One Works

It has been an amazing event. It has been exceptionally well organised and on such a massive scale – the scale of the event matches the scale of the new Istanbul airport! It has been a wonderful showcase for İGA and Istanbul New Airport, and for delegates to learn about this new mega-hub. The social events and networking opportunities have been great as always, and the entertainment was outstanding. The exhibition was also very impressive, and well set out.

Johan Schölvinck, Vice-President Commercial - InterVISTAS Consulting Group

It has been a very big event, with lots of exhibitors and a very high standard of organisation. Overall, I am amazed at the quality of ACI Airport Exchange.

Mohamed Al Husaini, CEO Office Manager - Oman Airports

ACI Airport Exchange been very good and extremely well attended this year. I went to a couple of conference sessions, and I really enjoyed them. The sessions presented great information, particularly the keynote address with Dr Sani Şener, Member of the ACI Governing Board and CEO TAV Airports Holding and TAV Construction, and Mertol Genç, General Manager İGA Havalimanları. I have also thoroughly enjoyed the networking and social events.

LeeAnn Levesque, President and CEO - SureScan Corporation

Discussions in the conference sessions have been very engaging, with a lot of interaction between the speakers and the audience. The networking has been excellent – I am pleased with the good contacts we have made both regionally and internationally.

Tuukka Pakkala, Head of Global Escalator Offering - KONE Elevators and Escalators

It has been a really good event and exhibition. It is the best of cultures between Europe and Asia, and of course with Turkey being one of the key drivers for aviation it is the right place and locations to do it, especially with the new airport. The most important part of the event is the exchange between Europe and Asia – even though aviation is a global business, the exchange between these two regions is very positive.

Pedro Alves, Business Development Manager - Vision-Box

ACI always put on an incredible event and always offers fantastic networking opportunities, the conference and exhibition showcases the perfect balance between networking and meeting new people and customers.

Meric Döner - Safegate Group

The whole organisation behind the event was great and I particularly enjoyed the fact that there were different sessions of the conference. It is interesting because sometimes you tend to think that something might not be of your core interest but it turns out to be. And also, I really enjoyed the networking and in general coming together with the people from the industry.

Peder Beausang, Corporate Crisis Manager, Corporate Security and Safety - Swedavia

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 - SITA

I attended the Security & Crisis Management Summit which was focused on inside threats and all of the speakers that I heard were focusing on the matter and were giving very nice suggestions for the future. The level was very high and met my expectations for sure.

Massimo Bonechi, Defence Security & Transportation Direction - Thales

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.

Kwang Sik Song - Incheon International Airport Corporation

All of the conferences were very interesting and the timings were perfect – it was just the right amount of time for each speaker and it was very engaging. The topics were also very relevant. Overall, I attended most of the sessions and I really liked them; we found very new concepts and new technologies.

Dalia Elbaltaji, Account Manager, SITA, and Laike Tafesse, Director Solution Design, Airport Solution Line - SITA

It has been very good – we’ve had many planned and unplanned meetings here and it has been a good show. We’ve attended ACI Airport Exchange four or five times, and it is the event that is on our list to attend every year.

Matthew Horsman - Aertec Solutions

The venue itself is pretty spectacular and there has been some really key players from different sectors in the market showcasing at the exhibition. The conference topics have been really great and relevant, particularly with İGA’s involvement and the focus on the new airport. We have had a very productive few days and people have been very open about their challenges, such as maximising airport infrastructure.

Nick Stevens, Senior Solution Architect - NATS

It has been really good and we have made some very interesting and good contacts. At these kind of conferences and exhibitions it isn’t so much about the footfall – you only need one good contact to make it worth attending.

Liz Sian - Avian Safe

This year has been very, very good. We’ve met many new customers, and we have also been able to learn about and see other new solutions and products in the market. Customers, airports and airlines have tried to learn more about our self-tagging products and we have been very pleased with not just the results, but also the venue, the location and the food. ACI Airport Exchange is very good for not only the external market, but also the internal market.

Borry Vrieling, Founder and Managing Director - eezeetags

It is our first time at ACI Airport Exchange, although we have visited other shows in the US, and we will definitely be attending this show next year. We are a niche market with our greenEMAS solution, but the customers that have come by have been interesting and valuable.

Göran Felldin - Runway Safe

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