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Wednesday 28th November - Day 1


09:00 - 10:30

Welcome Addresses in Keynote Arena

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

Welcome from the ACI EUROPE President


CEO, Munich Airport & President of ACI EUROPE
Michael Kerkloh

CEO, Munich Airport & President of ACI EUROPE

Munich Airport International

Welcome from the host:


The first commercial routes using electric aircraft are expected before 2030, and Norway hopes to be the testing ground.

CEO
Dag Falk-Petersen

CEO

Avinor

Keynote Address:


Challenges of Growth

Director Network Management
Joe Sultana

Director Network Management

Eurocontrol

Efficient airport network development: ways to overcome capacity constraints and deliver environmentally-conscious growth

Vice-President Sales, Head of A220 Sales, Qatar and A380 Market Development
David Dufrenois

Vice-President Sales, Head of A220 Sales, Qatar and A380 Market Development

Airbus


10:30 - 11:15
Coffee break

11:15 - 12:45

Major new airport developments stimulating significant national development

FIRST WORKING SESSION

Moderator:


Head of Planning and Development Infrastructure
Paolo Cambula

Head of Planning and Development Infrastructure

Aeroporti di Roma

Key interventions from:


The $1.8 billion new Muscat International Airport opened in March, building on major investments at Oman’s regional airports. What impact has this investment had on Oman’s strategic focus on tourism development? And what is the progress towards the vision of being “among the top 20 airports of the world by 2020”?

CEO
Sheikh Aimen Ahmed Al Hosni

CEO

Oman Airports

The Fraport Greece 40-year concession for 14 Regional Airports Project: “These mainland and island gateways will act as a catalyst of growth for Greek tourism and as dynamic economic engines for their regions.” The vision presented in 2016 received strong support from local stakeholders. What has been the progress of implementation of the initial €415 million capex programme?

Chief Technical Officer
Bill Fullerton

Chief Technical Officer

Fraport Greece

Airports Company South Africa: The R5.5 billion (€360m) airfield and terminal development programme at Cape Town International Airport “will enable growth of traffic that is essential for tourism and economic activity”. What is planned exactly? What are the main influences?

General Manager
Deon Cloete

General Manager

Cape Town International Airport

Group Executive for Technical Services
Girish Gopal

Group Executive for Technical Services

Airports Company South Africa

Deputy CEO
Olivier Guichard

Deputy CEO

ADP Ingénierie


12:45 - 14:00
Lunch break

14:00 - 15:30

Green giants: Building bigger, emitting less. How are the major airports providing the capacity to serve market growth, but meeting the compulsory requirement to emit less?

SECOND WORKING SESSION

Moderator:


Director, Environmental Affairs
Inger Seeberg

Director, Environmental Affairs

Copenhagen Airports

Key interventions from:


Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the winner of this year’s ACI EUROPE Eco-Innovation Award, is expanding with a comprehensive and systemic approach to environmental management, implementing circular economy principles and the use of renewable energy. It is investing €350 million in a new pier, opening in 2019, and a new terminal, opening in 2023

Head of Sustainability
Denise Pronk

Head of Sustainability

Royal Schiphol Group

Exponential annual growth of +20% has taken Keflavik Airport past the 10-million threshold. However, the Isavia 2040 Masterplan seeks to minimise environmental impacts by reusing as much of the existing airport infrastructure as possible, while most of the airport’s heating and cooling requirements are met by renewable energy sources – geothermal and hydropower

Technical and Infrastructure Director
Guðmundur Daði Rúnarsson

Technical and Infrastructure Director

Keflavík Airport

Scheduled to be delivered by 2021, Dublin Airport’s North Runway deliver a 31% gain in connectivity for the all-Ireland economy by 2034, underpinning Dublin’s position as a leading European Airport, and a key European gateway to North America

Group Head of Strategy
Miriam Ryan

Group Head of Strategy

daa International

Embodied Carbon – The Next Step Towards Zero Carbon Airports

Airports have made significant strides in recent years to understand and minimise the carbon emissions arising from their day to day operations. Many operators airports have taken a wider view of carbon emissions to include the take-off and landing cycle for aircraft and the different forms of surface transport taking people and goods to and from the airport. In comparison, the embodied carbon contained in buildings and other physical infrastructure has received much less attention. However, the impacts are significant with the carbon emissions resulting from the construction of a new building being similar to the emissions arising from the operation of the building over its whole lifetime. If airports are to fully address their carbon impacts they need to develop a much better understanding of how to minimise the carbon content of their buildings and infrastructure

Technical Director
Simon Clouston

Technical Director

WSP


15:30 - 16:15
Coffee Break

16:15 - 17:30

The Avinor and Oslo Terminal 2 Deep Dive Session

THIRD WORKING SESSION

Moderator:


CEO
Oyvind Hasaas

CEO

Oslo Airport

Key interventions from:


Why people flow in an airport needs to be planned in the early phases of design. The successful case of Oslo T2

Managing Director
Erik Johnson

Managing Director

KONE

Demand-based dynamic pricing, historically-successful for airlines, hotels and more recently Uber, has the potential to substantially grow airport parking revenues. How has Oslo Airport taken a data-driven approach to drive significant revenue growth to an area that typically delivers the greatest EBITDA for airports?

Director
Guy Barnes

Director

IDeaS

The future and beyond: innovation in logistic process automation at airports. Vanderlande is the main supplier of the baggage handling systems in Terminals 1 and 2 at Oslo Airport. What are the challenges, trends and solutions relating to the passenger experience, baggage innovations and efficiency opportunities?

Executive Vice President Airports and Board Member
Andrew Manship

Executive Vice President Airports and Board Member

Vanderlande

Amadeus Airport Common Use Service helps Oslo Terminal 2 become a more sustainable airport: How successfully implementing a cloud-hosted passenger processing system brings power savings, energy efficiencies, and greener operations

Head of Airport IT Europe, Middle East and Africa
Yannick Beunardeau

Head of Airport IT Europe, Middle East and Africa

Amadeus


19:00 - 23:00

Gala Dinner

Oslo City Hall

Our hosts Avinor, are proud to host an elegant gala dinner that matches the superb surroundings of the impressive Oslo City Hall, showcase Norwegian music and culture in variable genres with well-known Norwegian artists. Oslo City Hall, or Rådhuset, is decorated with great Norwegian art from 1900-1950, with motifs from Norwegian history, culture and working life. This remarkable venue attracts over 300,000 visitors every year and offers a magnificent view over Oslo Fjord.

Thursday 29th November - Day 2


09:00 - 10:15

Keynote Addresses in Keynote Arena

Keynote Address:


The aviation industry’s carbon reduction targets will only be achieved with support from across the supply chain: driving change through sustainable aviation fuels, carbon neutral operations and offsetting programmes

CEO
Thorbjorn Larsson

CEO

Air BP Nordics

Joint Keynote Address:


Run your airport like a Formula 1 Team

Applying Formula 1 thinking to optimise operations in the air transport industry. Can a “closed loop system” and data-driven approach to decision-making deliver a real step-change in performance?

Director
Mike Phillips

Director

McLaren Applied Technologies

Director, Aviation Technology
Martin Bowman

Director, Aviation Technology

Deloitte MCS Limited


10:15 - 11:00
Coffee break

11:00 - 12:30

Putting digital transformation at the heart of airport development

FOURTH WORKING SESSION

Moderator:


Managing Director
Greg Fordham

Managing Director

Airbiz

Defining presentation:


Tech led innovation for airports – Gatwick’s experience
Gatwick is one of the most innovative airports in Europe. Learn how Gatwick has engaged start-ups & applied innovative technologies for improving passenger experience, operational efficiency and revenue generation

Head of IT Commercial & Innovation
Abhi Chacko

Head of IT Commercial & Innovation

Gatwick Airport

Further key interventions from:


The FAA’s Office of Airport Planning and Programming is responsible for Federal airport planning. The current plan focuses on “making aviation safer and smarter through design, oversight, innovation and culture change.” How is the Office of Airport Planning and Programming succeeding in a desire to put digital transformation at the heart of Federal airport development?

Director, Office of Airport Planning and Programming
Elliott Black

Director, Office of Airport Planning and Programming

Federal Aviation Administration

Developing by innovation means working together! The Rotterdam The Hague Innovation Airport-Programme, developed in cooperation with the Rotterdam Municipality, has a range of initiatives including the Airport Technology Lab – a digital environment for data processes that physically delivers new products and services relating to safety and security, passenger comfort, and sustainability

Coordinator Innovation
Carlijn van der Wild

Coordinator Innovation

Rotterdam The Hague Airport

VR services for airports with the example of Denver Airport. How they started the process for their renovation project of the Great Hall until they decided for the best solution of their check-in area

Executive Vice President, Head of the Mobility Business Line
Dr. Georg Oschmann

Executive Vice President, Head of the Mobility Business Line

Materna

How do you improve the safety and reliability of people flow at an airport? By connecting to the cloud! Keeping people on the move in increasingly busy airports in a safe, pleasant, and efficient way is more challenging than ever. As escalators, autowalks and elevators play an increasingly vital role, data from this equipment can be monitored, analysed and displayed in real-time, to improve performance, reliability and safety. Cognitive learning can also help identify and predict faults before they even happen!

Executive Partner Watson IoT
Tarmo Kekki

Executive Partner Watson IoT

IBM

Head of Service Business, Major Projects Unit
Joakim Modeen

Head of Service Business, Major Projects Unit

KONE


12:30 - 13:00

Closing Keynote Addresses in Keynote Arena

Closing Keynote Speaker:


“I really believe that we will have a major technology shift from the turboprop segment” – a possibility for flying a zero emission 50-seat aircraft by 2030

CEO
Stein Nilsen

CEO

Widerøe


13:00 - 14:00
Lunch

15:00 - 16:30

Exclusive tours of Avinor Oslo Airport

(transport for the tours leaves the Norway Convention Center at 14:00)

Tours only available to registered premium conference attendees.

Our host, Avinor, is a success story driven by innovation, the pinnacle of which is Oslo Airport’s expansion project, which opened in April 2017 concluding a €1.2 billion project. The multi-award winning terminal is a major success story for Avinor, who are responsible for 45 state-owned airports across Norway.

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Endorsement from attendees and exhibitors of ACI Airport Exchange:

AviaVox
Istanbul New Airport – iGA
Avinor
KONE
Swissport International Ltd
EMS Brüel & Kjær
IER
PT Angkasa Pura II (Persero)
ieon
Emirates Airline
Brussels Airport Company
Sydney Airport
Rostock Airport
One Works
InterVISTAS Consulting Group
Oman Airports
SureScan Corporation
KONE Elevators and Escalators
Vision-Box
Safegate Group
Swedavia
SITA
Thales
Incheon International Airport Corporation
SITA
Aertec Solutions
NATS
Avian Safe
eezeetags
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.

Johna 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