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Airport Development and Environment Conference
Building operationally, environmentally and digitally innovative airports
The Airport Development & Environment Conference highlights best-practice strategies for building operationally, environmentally and digitally innovative airports. This year, it focuses on key airport developments stimulating significant national development, as well as how digital transformation is influencing new infrastructure planning. A common thread is environmental sustainability, and how scheduled developments will meet climate change objectives.
Attendees are invited to the welcome reception at the Norway Convention Center. Attendees will be treated to a relaxed evening of networking and socialising whilst enjoying local refreshments, canapes and entertainment.
State of the Industry Address:
Welcome from ACI Asia-Pacific:
Welcome from the ACI EUROPE President
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.
Challenges of Growth
Director Network Management
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
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”?
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
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?
Cape Town International Airport
Group Executive for Technical Services
Airports Company South Africa
Director, Environmental Affairs
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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.
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
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?
McLaren Applied Technologies
Director, Aviation Technology
Deloitte MCS Limited
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
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
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
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
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
Head of Service Business, Major Projects Unit
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.