The heart of the ACI Airport Exchange Concept is a constellation of specialist airport conferences taking place simultaneously, centred around a single major exhibition. These conferences deliver high quality in-depth sessions featuring a wide variety of industry experts, focusing on Airport Development, Sustainability, Airport Operations, Digital Innovation, Security and Safety. Join ACI Airport Exchange 2020 for an unparalleled learning and networking experience, as ACI EUROPE, ACI Asia-Pacific, and event host Royal Schiphol Group bring together industry speakers to share strategies for success.
The 2020 conference agendas are currently being developed. Meanwhile, please find below the 2019 conference programmes, which provides insight into the quality of the speakers and the key areas of focus.
Speakers that took part in 2019:
Deputy Executive Director
SESAR Joint Undertaking
Rapporteur, ACI EUROPE Task Force on Baggage Handling
Head of Aviation Security
Senior Security Expert
Brussels Airport Company
Sheikh Aimen Ahmed Al Hosni
KPI Aviation Marketing Solutions
Ahmed Juma Al Shamsi
Acting Chief Operations Officer
Abu Dhabi Airports
Senior Director, Business Development
Serge Yonke Nguewo
Senior Manager, Airport IT
Director, Security, Facilitation and IT
Manager: Safety, Capacity, ATM & Single European Sky
Manager, Future Airports
General Manager, Aviation Products
McLaren Deloitte Alliance
Abu Dhabi Airports
Vice President Guest Service and Delivery
E-Fan X Program Director
Director Business Development
Head of Technology and Innovation
Nagy Abu Zeid
Vice President Strategic Planning
Head Operations Control and Development
Head Wildlife and Biodiversity Management
Athens International Airport
Innovation Project Director
New Business Development Manager
Business Development Manager
Blighter Surveillance Systems
Airport Carbon Accreditation
Manager – Environmental Opportunities
South Australian Water Corporation
Chief Solutions Officer, Digital Towers
VP Products and Services
Saab Digital Air Traffic Solutions (SDATS)
Head of Air Traffic Management
Head of Business Development & Solutions, Head Office
Air Navigation Solutions
Ras Al Khaimah International Airport
Advisor Group Strategy & Sustainability
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Director, Innovation & Development
Vancouver Airport Authority
Saeed Khamis Al Zadjali
VP for Technical Services
Abdul Razzak Mikati
Dubai Technology Partners
5G Indoor Marketing Director
Hussain F. Qabbani
Manager - International Coordination
General Authority of Civil Aviation Saudi Arabia
Sudhir Kumar Malik
General Manager (Security)
Airports Authority of India
SVP Safety & Security
Global Industry Director - Aviation
Middle East & South Asia Aviation Director
Sales Director- Middle East, Turkey, Africa and Central Asia
Dr. Dominic Walker
Sulaiman Al Siksek
Acting Chief Programs Officer
Abu Dhabi Airports
Managing Director UAE and Oman
Regional Director - Africa & Middle East Airports
Senior Security Officer
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
Deputy General Manager of Smart Inspection Division
Nuctech Company Limited
Director, Airport Strategy and Planning
Solidarity Transport Hub
Chief Commercial Officer
Riyadh Airports Company
H.E. Ali Salim Al Midfa
Sharjah Airport Authority
Head of Airports Department
Senior New Energy Product Manager
CEO / Managing Director
Scootaround / Whill
Senior Manager Compliance Assurance
Senior Aviation Security Advisor
About the conferences
Hear from industry leaders in these high level briefings for all delegates. Last years’ Keynote Arena included welcome addresses from ACI and event host Abu Dhabi Airports plus exclusive keynotes and a Middle East Leaders Masterclass focusing on building less-impactful, smarter, secure and safer airports. View the 2019 agenda
The ACI Airport Development & Sustainability Conference highlights best-practice strategies for building sustainable airports. A common thread is environmental sustainability, and how scheduled developments will meet climate change objectives. View the 2019 agenda
Security is, of course, the first priority of all airports. The Airport Security conference brings together key stakeholders from across the industry, including airports, regulators, security agencies and solution providers. Alongside examples of clear and present best practice of how our airports should approach the latest demands of new security regulation and compliance. View the 2019 agenda
Digital innovation is a theme which permeates each conference at this year’s ACI Airport Exchange. A common thread is how digital transformation is truly at the heart of developing sustainable, secure, safe, and successful airports. Airports, airlines, technology providers, and regulators will share their perspectives on redefining the end-to-end passenger experience. View the 2019 agenda
Last year’s Airport Operations Conference focused on “More Smarter, More Safer, More Sustainable Airport Operations”. Airports, airlines, technology providers, and regulators offered their perspectives on the concepts and initiatives poised to shape future airport operations. Autonomous & electric vehicles, birdstrike risk, digitalisation of the entire airport journey and drone incursions were just some of the topics under discussion. View the 2019 agenda
Endorsement from attendees and exhibitors of ACI Airport Exchange:
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.